High -Value High -End Surround Sound/Pre -amp Processor Debuts From Rotel

Rotel Debuts High-value High-End Surround Sound/Pre-amp Processor.

North Reading, MA -January 2004 -On the heels of their highly successful, widely acclaimed flagship AV preamp -processor -the RSP -1098 -Rotel Electronics has introduced an impressive new model bringing much of the same performance and flexibility to a wider audience. The new RSP -1068 Surround Sound Processor/Preamplifier maintains Rotel's meticulous analog - and digital -audio circuit design to deliver unsurpassed sonic refinement and dynamic impact from both multichannel and stereo productions.

Mike Bartlett, V.P. & General Manager for Rotel says, "With the RSP -1068, we've got a state -of -the -art home theater quarterback which delivers the latest refinements in surround sound and system control, with high -end audio quality and studio -grade video management."

As with every Rotel audio and AV component, the RSP -1068 features an "over -engineered" power supply that produces extraordinary stable, clean, noise -free electrical foundation -an absolute prerequisite for great sound from any component. The same level of care has been applied to the audio and video circuitry that utilizes the latest - generation components and careful layout to ensure transparent, detailed, involving reproduction.

Advanced microprocessors from Crystal Semiconductors handle a full palette of surround modes including Dolby Digital Surround/EX and Pro Logic II, as well as DTS ES -Matrix/Discrete and DTS Neo:6 processing. The result is crystalline, surround sound from virtually any film or music DVD, satellite or HDTV broadcast, or , digital -cable, connection. The RSP -1068 also incorporates Rotel's proprietary Music Surround processing, with four variants that can dial up musical, natural multichannel reproduction from any stereo recording. The RSP -1068 is software -upgradeable, so owners will never be left behind from future enhancements, a feature whose future value is difficult to overstate.

A generous complement of audio and video inputs and outputs (including five digital -audio input paths) will accommodate even the most elaborate home -theater setups, while three wideband component -video inputs maintain the full resolution of any participating HDTV or progressive -scan DVD sources. Just as important, both these and the RSP -1068's five digital -audio ports are freely assignable, while its source -name readouts are all user -customizable.

Integration into advanced custom -designed AV systems is easy via the RS -232 serial port, 12 -volt trigger output, discrete on/off remote control command codes, multi -source/multi -zone operation with composite video, group -delay settings, and a fully programmable universal remote control.

Rotel Electronics is a family -owned company headquartered in Japan that has been dedicated to designing and manufacturing high -performance, high -quality audio and video components for more than four decades. The company's Balanced Design Concept -a disciplined synthesis of physics, electronics, and mechanical engineering -is evident in each component that is manufactured and distributed throughout the world.

Digital images are available for this model. Please contact Lucette Nicoll at Nicoll Public Relations at 781 -762 -9300 or lucette@nicollpr.com.

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