Rotel, announces the launch of three extensively revised and upgraded Michi Series 2 models with the introduction of the Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier, X5 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier and P5 Series 2 Stereo Preamplifier. The latest models demonstrate the brand’s ongoing commitment to delivering ultra-high performance with exceptional value, while continuing to showcase Michi’s meticulously crafted, exquisite industrial design.
The three new Series 2 models boast Michi’s exclusive multi-award-winning acoustic engineering design methods and collectively feature over 320 component upgrades – with all three models updated to utilize ultra-high precision 8-channel ESS SABRE 32-bit 768kHz ES9028PRO DACs.
Power supplies and audio circuitry have been reengineered and refined to render music with increased precision and detail with an even more immersive sound stage. Optimized signal paths, and lower-noise circuitry present music with an exceptionally quiet background thanks to vanishingly low distortion.
The Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier delivers an unparalleled listening experience, showcasing over 90 component upgrades to deliver exceptional accuracy, refinement, and detail on an expansive soundstage. The size-efficient, elegant industrial design delivers 350 watts of output power into 4 ohms from Analog, Digital, PC-USB (MQA, PCM, DSD), XLR, and wireless aptX™ HD Bluetooth sources. A Moving Magnet Phono Stage is also included for classic vinyl lovers.
The Michi X5 Series 2 is an authoritative and precise Integrated Amplifier easily driving an enviable 600 watts of Class AB output into 4 ohms, powered by dual in-house manufactured oversized, shielded, low-noise toroidal transformers. The Michi X5 Series 2 features over 95 component changes resulting in ultra-revealing music with breathtaking accuracy. A wide array of source inputs is supported including: Analog, Coaxial, Optical, XLR Balanced, aptX™ HD Wireless Bluetooth, PC-USB supporting MQA hardware decoding (24-bit 384kHz), PCM (32-bit 384kHz), and DSD 4X. A selectable Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Phono Stage input is included for vinyl fans.
The Michi P5 Series 2 Preamplifier has been updated and refined with over 125 component upgrades rendering digital music through dual 8-channel ESS SABRE DACs each specially adapted to MONO mode to extract an unprecedented level of musical detail. Dual toroidal transformers isolate the digital and analog power supply feeds to further reduce noise and distortion levels while maintaining exacting audio positioning and accuracy. Supported source inputs include: Analog, Digital, and PC-USB with hardware MQA decoding (24-bit 384kHz), PCM (32-bit 384kHz) and DSD 4X. Wireless Bluetooth supporting aptX™ HD Bluetooth and a Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Phono Stage sources are also included.
“I sincerely believe we changed the audiophile performance/value landscape with the reintroduction of the Michi range. So, we are thrilled and extremely proud to introduce the Series 2 models of our Michi X3, X5, and P5 models,” says Daren Orth, Rotel’s Chief Technology Officer. Orth continues, “These new products represent the pinnacle of Michi audio engineering and are designed to deliver an even higher level of performance representing our passion to always innovate, elevate and improve.”
Pricing and availability
The new models are available beginning in April 2023.
Suggested retail prices:
X3 Series 2 $5,799 €7,000 £5999
X5 Series 2 $7,999 €9,000 £8199
P5 Series 2 $4,599 €5,500 £4999