The founder of Rotel, Mr. Tomoki “Tac” Tachikawa, was born in Taiwan. He studied and later settled in Japan and started various businesses and trading companies before creating Rotel. In 1961 he formed the Rotel company as you know it today and began their journey to world renown as a builder of quality audio components. Rather than endlessly chasing “features”, they focused on designing audio components that emphasised musical accuracy, superb build quality, and affordability.
This back-to-basics product plan was realised by our extensive experience in producing quality audio components reliably and efficiently in the Far East. Many of these now 40-plus year old models are still in service today!
2021 brings us to a milestone anniversary as the company celebrate 60 years, still a family-owned business, committed to designing, engineering, and manufacturing the very best audio/video components.