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Review Rotel Michi P5 and S5

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Pros

  • S5 - Absolute control
  • S5 - Beautiful mid / low
  • P5 - Dac is a gem
  • P5 - Transparent character
  • Good price

Cons

  • Displays distract
  • Remote control not controllable by device

Price: € 9498

Build quality
Usability
Sound
Price
Rotel Michi

For whom?

Contents

We realize all too well that not every music or hifi-lover can afford a Rotel Michi set. EUR 5999 and EUR 3499 is just a serious amount. For many, this is the choice between a new (used) car or a new amplifier.

But for the ‘lucky bastard’ who can afford this: it is a system for the very serious enthusiast who wants to go for absolute control and insight. The Michi set is neither sweet nor rough. It’s a duo that’s balanced. A system that is flawless without becoming sharp or mean. And it does this with lots of space and ambiance.

Both the front and output stage play at a very high level. The dac is of a notable high level even. There is absolutely no need for a separate converter.

Conclusion

Rotel has done a great job with the new Michi system. Both the P5 and the S5 play at a very high level. And that comes from someone who has no love affair with Rotel. So we were a bit sceptical. But that feeling disappeared after two seconds: this is really different. This is just high-end. Michi plays open, fast, detailed, big, precise; everything a serious lover is looking for. Serious competitor for the established high-end order. Alpha Approved!
Amplifier type
Integrated
Bridgemode
No
Amplifier inputs
  • Analog RCA
Amplifier outputs
  • Analog RCA
Build in dac
Yes

Winkels met Michi

Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Rotel

Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
St.-Katelijnevest 53
2000 Antwerpen, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL