Michi X5 Integrated Amplifier

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Michi X5 Integrated Amplifier

Introducing Rotel's hi-end brand - Michi 

Improving on the much respected Rotel designs wasn't easy. The Amplifiers sold in great numbers and have been one of the top selling products in America and Europe. Regarded as superb value for money, they bring a taste of hi-end to affordable price points.

How to improve on something that is already close to perfect, especially when it comes to price/performance and the materials used for production? 

The Tachikawa family in Japan – founders and owners of Rotel, Worked with their engineers for three years on a new amplifier platform and it was so succesfull that the decided to present it as Michi.

The X5 is built with separate dual-mono channels and separate power supplies. The X5 elevates sound quality by a combination of changes - both mechanical and electronic, with the application of damping materials helping to deaden vibrations in both the top cover and main chassis. Many capacitors in the PSU have also been switched for preferred alternatives. Furthermore, the electrical ground paths within have been re-routed.

An ESS SABRE 8-Channel Digital to Analog converter to deliver breathtaking precision and unparalleled control. Analog, Digital, XLR, aptX™ HD Bluetooth, PC-USB, Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Phono Stage sources are all supported. 

Today powerfull hi-end Mono Block amplifiers and pre-amlifiers are the accepted norm, but come at six figure prices. Michi's objective is to create the best sounding units for those with critical ears and real world budgets. 


  • Class AB amplifier.
  • ESS SABRE ES9028PRO 8-Channel DAC (32-bit 768kHz) configured for STEREO.
  • PC-USB with DSD 4X decoding and MQA rendering.
  • Bluetooth with aptX HD and AAC.
  • Twin custom engineered toroidal transformers.
  • Dimmable front panel TFT high resolution display.
  • IP and RS232 2-way communication for control system integration.
  • Supports MQA and MQA Studio.
  • Certified Roon Tested.
  • Michi remote control included.


"With so much insight, detail and power, it makes the majority of its price rivals seem mushy, soft and gloopy. If you're in the market for a serious, no-compromise 'super integrated', this is undoubtedly one of the finest that money can buy." 

read the review in Stereonet


  • CONTINUOUS POWER OUTPUT    600W/Ch (4Ω), 350W/Ch (8Ω)
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE            10Hz - 100kHz (+0 dB, -0.6 dB), Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz (0 ± 0.4 dB), Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0 dB, -0.2 dB)
  • S/N RATIO (IHF "A" Weighted)     Line Level Inputs: 102dB, Digital Inputs: 102dB, Phono Input: 80dB
  • INTERMODULATION DISTORTION (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1) <0.03%                                
  • DAMPING FACTOR                     (20 Hz - 20kHz 8ohms)  350                  
  • CHANNEL SEPARATION             >65dB
  • INPUT SENSITIVITY                   Line Level Inputs (RCA): 380mV, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 580mV, Phono Input (MM): 5.7mV, Phono Input (MC): 570 uV
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE                   Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ, Digital Inputs: 75Ω, Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ, Phono Input (MC): 100Ω
  • INPUT OVERLOAD                    Line Level Inputs (RCA): 12.5V, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 12.5V, Phono Input (MM): 197mV, Phono Input (MC): 19mV
  • PRE OUT LEVEL                        1V
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE               470Ω
  • TONE CONTROLS                    ±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
  • COAX/OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT SIGNALS - SPDIF LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)                                                    
  • PC-USB                                     USB Audio Class 1 (up to 24-bit/96kHz), USB Audio Class 2 (up to 32-bit/384kHz), DSD and DoP support, MQA and MQA Studio support, Roon Tested
  • DIMENSIONS (W × H × D)        485 x 195 x 452mm, 19" × 7 5/8" × 17 3/4
  • FRONT PANEL HEIGHT            177 mm (7")
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS        20V, 60Hz
  • POWER CONSUMPTION          850W
  • NET WEIGHT                             42kg (92.59 lbs.)
  • BTU RATING                              2194 BTU/h

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