Michi: ever since this Premium line-up from the Japanese company Rotel has been making new products again, we are always eager when a review copy comes hopping into Alpha-Audio’s test room. Although, hopping… This integrated amplifier weighs no less than 30 kilos so it was quite a haul. The Rotel Michi X3 is Michi’s entry […]
The year 2020 was, to put it mildly, a special year. A disrupted year especially in which a lot of things were questioned and in which we showed our best but often also our little side. Because of the measures imposed, we stayed in our listening room even more than usual. But hey: this was […]
No…. you read it right, we’re not talking about the Rega Brio today but about his little brother: The Rega io! Rega Research from the United Kingdom brings its most budget-friendly amplifier on the market. One that targets the novice audiophile who is looking for an affordable solution to connect a few fine monitors and […]
Rotel released the A11 integrated amplifier and the CD11 CD player in a special version in memory of Ken Ishiswata. The master himself worked on it.
A few years ago we walked around at the X-FI fair in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and somewhere in the late afternoon we entered the room, hired by ‘Very Fine Solutions’. Owner Frank Vermeylen greeted us enthusiastically and introduced us to Russell Kauffman, founder and designer of the now much appreciated Russell K loudspeaker brand. It was […]
The Rega io stands out first of all because of its compactness, but at the same time also because of its equally small – and therefore pleasant – price tag.
Rega Research from Great Britain (Essex) now exists 40 years and is mainly known for its record players. We ourselves have the modest Planar 2 to occasionally play some black gold, but Rega makes other devices such as dacs, CD players and integrated amplifiers. Rega does not often launch a new amplifier so the arrival […]
If you are looking for a serious ‘amp-duo’, you will usually find yourself lookng at Pass Labs, AVM, Bryston, Ayre … Moon… or maybe Yamaha 5000 series. Just to name but a few examples. But Rotel…? Not directly. Until today. Because the new Rotel Michi line… yeah: yummy! We’re testing the Rotel Michi P5 and […]
Rotel Michi… …that’s a name that gives many a lover beautiful thoughts. This high-end line of Rotel in the 90’s was an answer to the established high-end order. No compromise made, beautiful finish, lots of power and of course a super high quality CD player. The series is still doing well on the 2nd hand […]
Bookshelfs – or monitors – do not have a real low end. And cheap speakers don’t sound good by definition. Isn’t that right? Well, uh… …in the old days, maybe. But is that still true? We would like to know what the state of affairs is in the entry segment. Say up to about 600 […]