Rotel MICHI M8 Monoblock Power Amplifier
MICHI might ring a bell to veteran audiophiles. It was the name of Rotel's legendary series introduced in 1991, delivering exceptional high end Hi-Fidelity performance at a fractional cost of it's rivals. The MICHI RHC-10 and RHB-10 were the main heroes of the series in 1991 and since have become novelty collector items. Now Rotel have brought back the MICHI line with the same goal in mind. To offer exotic HiFi performance at an accessible price point.
The M8 Monoblock Power Amplifier is the Ultimate from the ALL NEW Michi Range.
The Michi M8 delivers 1,080 watts into 8 ohms and an astounding 1,800 watts into 4 ohm loads from the ultimate Class AB amplifier. This Monoblock power amplifier with two of it's very own power supply transformers for each Monoblock; being dedicated to running it's own speaker, delivers an unrivaled performance with the ultimate in channel separation, from Michi.
The design architecture ensures a smooth, accurate and relaxed delivery of the audio to even the most demanding loudspeakers while maintaining critical energy, rhythm and timing. Rotel have excelled even their own exceptional engineering standards, with what is clearly unrivaled precision in build, both internally and externally, with a beautifully clean presentation throughout. The twin custom engineered, low noise, in-house manufactured toroidal transformers are supported by 4 British patented slit foil, high efficiency, low ESR bulk storage capacitors for impactful bass with exceptional control under extreme loading conditions.
To achieve accuracy and its unsurpassed performance, each M8 is equipped with an array of 32 high current output transistors thus reducing the load on individual components and maintaining the crucial energy, rhythm and timing throughout the amplification stages. Musical expression and detailed refinement were further accomplished through acoustic tuning of all critical components and a balanced circuit design.
The high resolution display panel on the front of the M8 provides a peak power meter or spectrum analyzer.
The M8 is equipped with XLR and RCA inputs, 2 sets of custom Michi speaker binding posts, remote control and fully featured RS232 and Ethernet connections the M8 providing the ultimate installation flexibility. Power amplification at its best in the most elegant of industrial designs.
- Front Panel Output Display
- XLR and RCA inputs
- 2 sets of custom Michi speaker binding posts
- RS232 and Ethernet for integration and control
- The most Elegant and Clean Industrial Design
- Class AB Design
- Patented British Bulk Storage Capacitors
- Massive Power Supply Using Dual Toroidal Transofmrers
- Balanced XLR Inputs
An elegant industrial design puts the finishing touch on this amplifier with a font panel color display and Michi exclusive custom high current 5-way rhodium plated binding posts. The included remote control provides easy setup and operation with RS232 and Ethernet connections supporting all popular control systems.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 485 x 238 x 465 mm
- Front Panel Height 220mm
- Weight: 59.1 kg
- 1,080 Watts of Power into 8ohms, or a Mind Blowing 1,800 watts into 4 ohms
- Frequency Response:
- 20 Hz - 20k Hz (+ 0 dB, - 0.15 dB)
- 10 Hz - 100k Hz (+ 0 dB, - 0.5 dB)
- Input Sensitivity: Unbalanced 1.85v 12.5 k Ohms, Balanced 3v/100k ohms
- Gain Unbalanced 34db, Balanced 30db
- Intermodulation distortion <0.03%
- THD <0.018%
- Damping Factor 200 1khz/ 8 ohms
Check out the brochure for more information here - Rotel MICHI M8 Brochure
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