Rotel to re-launch Michi components in UK

UK gets ‘Best in Class’ Rotel components

by Andy Bassett
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Rotel to re-launch Michi components in UK

Japanese premium audio firm, Rotel, is celebrating 55 years of in-house engineering and high end audio performance with the release of its iconic Michi brand in the UK market.

This will consist of the flagship range of three high-end audio components, the P5 Preamplifier (£3,299), S5 Stereo Amplifier (£5,399) and M8 Monoblock Amplifier (£5,399) - all available in November.

The press release is below.
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Worthing, England, November 7th – Rotel is re-introducing its iconic Michi brand to the UK market via a new flagship range of three hi-end audio components each offering outstanding audio performance with the highest build quality and an elegant & modern design – all delivered with exceptional value.

Available in November, the new Michi models include the P5 Preamplifier (£3,299), S5 Stereo Amplifier (£5,399) and M8 Monoblock Amplifier (£5,399). The products represent the pinnacle of 55 years of audio engineering excellence via an entirely new, no compromise and revolutionary system architecture designed to provide huge, effortless, continuous reliable power with total accuracy, musicality and ultra-low noise.

Commenting on the new range, Peter Kao Managing Director of Rotel – and 3rd generation of the founding family said: ‘Michi is taking Rotel’s values of excellent performance and value into the hi-end segment with models that offer new levels of engineering, build and design while setting new reference standards for audio performance. We have used all of our 55 years of design and manufacturing experience to create our best ever products’.

The new Michi range is the result of over three years of painstaking development, with every component specially selected following extended listening sessions by the dedicated engineering team.

Bespoke components include in-house manufactured, custom oversized toroidal transformers mounted in dedicated, epoxy filled enclosures to guarantee minimal noise and vibration. Plus patented, British high efficiency, slit foil, bulk storage capacitors supporting up to 32 high-current output transistors.

The result is huge, clean power reserves, instantly delivered to even the most demanding of speakers to give a smooth, accurate music performance while maintaining crucial energy, rhythm and timing. 
Build quality is exemplary thanks to the dedicated Michi in-house manufacturing facility that ensures the highest quality, with each product individually crafted and tested to Michi’s exalted, industry leading standards

All of the new models enjoy full specifications including high resolution front panel graphic displays, IR remote control and RS232 and Ethernet connections for simplified integration.

P5 Control Amplifier 
The P5 Amplifier enjoys an extended complement of analogue and digital source inputs including dual balanced input and output XLR’s, high-quality MM & MC phono stage inputs and apt-X Bluetooth wireless connection.
Dual AKM 32-bit DACs feed the Class-A preamplifier circuit design ensuring detail, accuracy and the highest musical fidelity while maintaining crucial rhythm and timing for all musical genre regardless of listening style. The circuits are supported by an array of 17 independent voltage regulators driven from 2 custom designed and factory built toroidal transformers with low ESR smoothing capacitors to deliver ripple free current to all critical circuits.

The Michi P5 also includes MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, which enables the preamplifier to unfold and render MQA audio files and streams, to deliver the sound of the original master recording.

S5 Stereo Amplifier & M8 Monoblock Amplifier 
The S5 & M8 are Class AB designs delivering 500 watts and 1080 watts respectively into 8 ohm loads (rising to 800W and an astounding 1,800W into 4 ohms). 
Both amplifiers include twin matched, over-sized 2200 VoltAmp, in-house manufactured toroidal transformers for exceptional bass energy while maintaining control and precision with the finest detail.
A large array of 32 high-current output devices drive the amplifier output stages reducing the load on individual components and are supported from 188,000uF of patented bulk storage capacitors delivering huge continuous power for fast but smooth, accurate audio with great rhythm and timing, even under extreme loading conditions.

Michi exclusive five-way Rhodium plated binding posts complete the high-quality specification and re-inforce the attention-to-detail found throughout the products.
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Are you excited about the introduction of Rotel’s flagship products to the UK market? Have you used Rotel components in the past? Why not let others know in the discussion thread.

Source: Press release
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