This is another one box wonder from Rotel. If you don’t have the real estate to fit in the RC-1590 preamp and RB-1582 MKII power amp, which the RA-1592 is mirrored off but compacted into one box, than the RA-1592 might just be the one you are looking for. The RA-1592 is like the fraternal twin to the pre/power combo. It has the same 200W output in 8 ohm, AKM premium 32-bit/768kHz Digital to Analog Converter, Bluetooth with aptX, USB inputs etc. The level of connectivity (even has MM phono input!) and features offered at this price point is ridiculous which is why this is such a good buy. At its $2,500 MSRP, it is $850 lesser than the pre/power combo without sounding any different. We had this paired to a pair of Avalon speakers and the Rotel drove it so confidently that we wouldn’t have guess it if it had been a blind listening test. The soundstage was wholesome, wide and deep. Mids were rich, highs were smooth and the bass punchy without sounding over bearing. Truly spectacular stuff from Rotel.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original remote, box and manual. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.