New Rotel amps. For some people, those three words will cause them to get out their phone and check their bank accounts…because they are about to spend some serious cash. For others…well it is like when a new muscle car comes out. They can’t wait to see them but they know their marriage wouldn’t survive the purchase. For both audioholic types, sit back and get ready. Rotel has released two new multichannel amplifiers—both aimed squarely at the home theater market. The first, and smaller of the two, is the RMB-1555. This is an update (of sorts) to the RMB-1565 (we know, we’ve never seen a model number go down like this either) currently offered by Rotel. The RMB-1555 has a bump up of 20 watts per channel over the previous model which brings it up to 120 watts into 8 ohms. It features discrete output transistors, heavy-duty speaker terminals, and unbalanced RCA-style inputs.