Emotiva Audio RSP-1 Stereo Pre-Amplfier Review
- Precision low noise phono input with moving magnet or moving coil capability
- Five stereo inputs with precision instrumentation grade relay switching
- Microprocessor controlled pure analog signal path
- VFD display for all inputs and functions
- Full remote control operation
- Completely integrated bass manager for 2.1 operation with selectable frequency stereo high pass and mono low pass outputs
- Independent full range outputs (available simultaneously with 2.1 output)
- Tiffany style machined and gold plated discrete RCA connectors for all inputs and outputs
- All outputs, stereo and 2.1, are also available on balanced XLR connectors (standard)
- Tape monitor loop
- External processor loop
- Source Direct bypass
- Stereo / Mono switching
- Treble and bass trim controls
- Large format Alps precision film volume potentiometer with motorized control
- Headphone output
- Illuminated input indicators
- Panel dimmer
- Milled multi-element floating wing faceplate with indirect cobalt blue illumination.
- Infrared input and output connectors
- 12V trigger output
- High quality machined aluminum remote control with discrete tact switches
- IEC power inlet
- Nothing significant
Emotiva RSP-1 Introduction
Emotiva's RSP-1 is a 2-channel pre-amplifier that operates almost solely in the analogue domain. You won't find any digital audio inputs, video inputs or outputs, and you won't have to worry about what version HDMI you have. For all of you true audiophiles that are only interested in 2-channel, this is the unit for you. Especially for you vinyl freaks as the RSP-1 has a precision low noise phono input with moving magnet or moving coil capability, a functionality that, in recent years, has been harder and harder to find.
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So once again, good work, well written and informative without the flowery audiophoolia or the EE tecnobabble.
And havent looked back. got the combo pre and power amps.