Rotel RAS-5000 in silver

Effortless power

Not content with the recent re-release of its class reading Michi integrated models, Rotel has introduced its all new RAS-5000 stereo integrated streaming amplifier.

Featuring built-in streaming functionality to service audio from the likes of Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Airplay 2, Google Cast, Qobuz and thousands of Internet Radio stations, the RAS-5000 pays host to a wide range of music needs within one box.

Rotel RAS-5000 in black

Connectivity wise there’s HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) on offer plus a wide array of inputs including coaxial, optical, PC-USB and aptXTM HD Bluetooth on the digital side, with RCA analog of course for more traditional connections.

Rotel RAS-5000 rear panel

Hi-resolution 24-bit/192kHz and MQA audio files are catered for by Rotel’s digital processing via a premium ESS DAC.

As you’d expect from Rotel, power is served via an over-sized toroidal transformer, to deliver a more than healthy 220 watts of Class AB output into 4 ohms.

Rotel RAS-5000 internals

Available in black or silver, the RAS-5000 costs £2,799. Find out more at


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