It looks like Rotel is back in play. They will be introducing their new RAP-1580 Amplified Processor at the 2016 CEDIA Show. Rumor has it, that it will be available in November 2016.
It's an all in one solution for those who want "separates" performance, but lack the space to accommodate multiple boxes.
Rotel continues to shun auto room correction technology, however, the 10 band parametric EQ (PEQ) is still the preference. Wolfson DAC's for all channels, HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 w/ support for 4K video processing.
The RAP-1580 also comes with Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 capability and also has DTS:X badging. I'm assuming a firmware update will be available at a later date.
Official pricing has yet to be announced, but expect a $3500.00 MSRP. Pretty steep for an AVR,..... oops, I meant an All in one solution or should we say, an Amplified processor.
Rotel RAP-1580 7.1.4 Integrated Surround Amplifier Processor
RAP-1580 is the ideal home theater solution for those who don’t have space for separate components, yet still desire uncompromising performance. It is an ultra-high-performance multichannel, integrated amplifier with surround processing that brings music and movies to life in a startlingly vivid way. Sporting the latest HDMI2.0a hardware and Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 processing, its amplifier section is built upon a powerful linear design with 7 x 100 watts per channel, all channels driven into 8 ohms, anchored by a massive Rotel-made toroidal transformer. While it may be compared to ordinary AVRs, it really is in a class by itself. Please hook it up to your best speakers in stereo and listen for yourself. RAP-1580 utilizes high performance Wolfson 24bit/192kHz DACs for all channels. These low noise, audiophile quality DACs are supported with premium-grade audio parts in circuits tuned by Rotel’s acoustic engineering team in the U.K. Inputs include 8 x HDMI video inputs with 2 x HDMI video outputs all supporting 4K video, with 3 of these inputs and both outputs enabled with HDCP 2.2. There is a seven-inch TFT display on the front panel to provide easy adjustments to all audio and video parameters without the need to turn on the television or video projection system. This makes it ideal for set-ups when the equipment rack is located separately from the video display. A full suite of integration features are also on board. Other features include a front panel HDMI input with 4K video pass-through, front panel iPod USB input with 2.1A charging and integrated APTX enabled Bluetooth technology for higher fidelity. The RAP-1580 also includes a PC-USB input supporting 24 bit / 192kHz audio, a MM phono stage input, CD input, XLR balanced input, Tuner input, AUX analog input and multichannel input. Rack mount ears are included. Rotel's RAP-1580 is simple to operate, powerful, flexible and refined. It is a state-of-the-art single chassis audio/video component that outperforms most separates. In an age of deflationary pricing, RAP-1580 lets you step customers UP to a higher quality experience. Features: 6 Wolfson WM8740 24-bit / 192KHz HiFi DACs • Analog BYPASS mode for analog inputs passes audio directly to output w/ no DSP processing • 10 band parametric PEQ • 7 rear panel and 1 front panel HDMI 2.0a inputs capable of 4K video pass-through • 2 HDMI 4K video outputs (one with ARC) • HDMI Bypass when in standby allowing the HDMI from source to TV when RSP in standby mode • OSD setup and status on front TFT and HDMI out • PC-USB supporting 24-bit/192kHz audio • Front panel USB input supporting iOS devices with 2.1A charging • Phono stage input (MM) • CD, Tuner and Aux analog inputs • Multi Channel input • XLR Balanced input • Bluetooth with aptX • 3 source independent 12V trigger outputs • Wired IR Remote input • RS-232 interface for automation system control • IP Network interface for automation system control • 2 IR Output connectors for IR pass-through • 4U cabinet • Finishes - Silver and Black • Dimensions (W x H x D) 431 x 192 x 470 mm , 17 x 7 5/9 x 18 1/2 in • Weight (net) 22.8 kg / 50.27 lbs • Rack mount included.