Rotel’s Michi Range Gains X3 and X5 Integrated Amps

Posted on 17th August, 2020

Rotel’s Michi Range Gains X3 and X5 Integrated Amps

The return of Rotel's Michi range return has been well received by fans and reviewers alike, and now the range seems set to expand with the addition of the X3 and X5 integrated amplifiers.

The Rotel Michi X3 (£4,300) and X5 (£6,300) integrated amplifiers join the range which was introduced in October last year with the P5 Preamplifier, S5 Stereo Power Amplifier, and M8 Monoblock Power Amplifier. Both the P5 and S5 were reviewed by StereoNET recently attracting our coveted and well-deserved Applause Award. 

Rotel Michi X3 X5 integrated amplifier

Designed using critical evaluation of every circuit, signal path and component in combination with the use of in-house key technologies, the X3 and X5 share the industrial design and finish of the recently launched models.

The Michi X3's Class AB amp is rated at 350 watts per channel (4 ohms) and features 13 source inputs including 1 x XLR, 3 x analogue RCA, 3 digital optical and 3 coaxial inputs, USB Type B, moving magnet phono input, and aptX Bluetooth. There is an AKM 32-bit/ 768kHz Digital to Analogue Converter on board to do the number-crunching.

Rotel Michi X3 X5 integrated amplifier

The Michi X5 steps up to 600 watts and adds to the input count with another pair of RCA inputs and an MM/MC phono input. It also adds DSD and MQA to the AKM DAC chip's skill set.

A high-resolution front panel display on both devices allows easy access to all setup options and a user-selectable choice of display readouts is available and includes operating status, 12-band graphic EQ or a Peak Power Meter.

Rotel Michi X3 X5 integrated amplifier

Daren Orth, Chief Technology Officer of Rotel, told StereoNET:

We are very excited about the introduction of the X3 and X5 Michi amplifiers. The X3 and X5 are a natural extension of the ground-breaking work we have achieved with the relaunch of the Michi brand. These Integrated Amplifiers represent the best of Rotel and represent nearly six decades of engineering excellence, with products manufactured to the highest quality standards and offered with unsurpassed value.

Rotel Michi X3 X5 integrated amplifier

The Rotel Michi X3 (£4,300) and X5 (£6,300) Integrated Amplifiers are expected to be available in the UK from October. 

For more information, visit Rotel.

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