April 14, 2023

Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier, X5 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier and P5 Series 2 Stereo Preamplifier Launch


Michi unveils three new models including the X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier, X5 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier and P5 Series 2 Stereo Preamplifier all with new ESS SABRE 8-channel ultra-high precision DACs.

Tokyo, Japan (April 14, 2023) – Rotel, a leading provider of high-performance audio equipment, announces the launch of three new Michi Series 2 models - Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier, X5 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier and P5 Series 2 Stereo Preamplifier. These latest models demonstrate the brand’s ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional value with ultra-high performance, and all three 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. All models have been updated utilizing 8-channel ESS SABRE ES9028PRO 32-bit 768kHz Digital to Analog converters. 

Power supplies and audio circuitry have been reengineered and refined to render music with increased precision and detail on an immersive sound stage. Optimized signal paths, and lower-noise circuitry present music against a dead quiet background with vanishingly low distortion. 

The Michi X3 Series 2 Integrated Amplifier delivers an unparalleled listening experience, showcasing over 90 component upgrades delivering 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 Integrated Amplifier is authoritative and precise driving an enviable 600 watts of Class AB output into 4 ohms powered by dual in-house manufactured oversized, shielded, low-noise toroidal transformers. This amplifier 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 specially adapted to MONO mode extracting an unprecedented level of musical detail. Dual toroidal transformers isolate digital and analog power supply feeds further reduce noise and distortion levels with exacting 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.

“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 are the pinnacle of Michi audio engineering designed to deliver an even higher level of performance representing our passion to innovate, elevate and improve."


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