Rotel are a well known Japanese Hi-Fi brand who have consistently produced low to mid range gear. Although Japanese, most of Rotel’s design work was done in the UK. In the early/mid ’90s they had a foray into the high end market with their Michi range. Interestingly, this range reversed the usual design delegation, with the range almost all designed in Japan, rather than the UK, Roughly translated Michi means ‘Direction’. This passive pre-amp and dual-mono power amp are named Takumi and Kokoro, translating to ‘craftsmanship’ and ‘heart’ respectfully. These are true high end piece of equipment with exceptional sound quality.
The RHC-10 passive pre-amp is almost an empty box, yet the components it does house and of exceptional quality, giving the cleanest possible sound throughput.
The RHB-20 power amp is a veritable monster, with two 1 Kilowatt power supplies and 200W output per channel with almost no distortion.
The only issue one will have with this pair, is hunting down the matching phono amp, tuner and CD player…