Founded in 1961 by Tomoki Tackikawa, Rotel is a family-owned company famous for high build quality at value pricing. Their Balanced Design Concept – which focuses on meticulous parts selection, circuit topology, and critical evaluation – ensures that no single aspect of design is emphasized at the cost of lower performance somewhere else in the product. This kind of ground-up engineering process is rare in value priced components, especially when paired with fanatical attention to detail.  Rotel knows that great sound comes from informed engineering, not necessarily from high cost.