There are some in the audio community who see vacuum tube audio amplifiers as providing better sonics that the solid-state transistor-style designs. Unfortunately for those in the market for vacuum tube amps, a well designed product is more expensive to produce. As a result, the vacuum tube amplifier has been relegated to a niche market of audio enthusiasts. That is, until Rogue Audio burst on to the scene.
Rogue amps combine the finest in tube-circuit topology with a meticulously engineered circuit layout that achieves a superior performance. Rogue’s attention to the integrity of the audio signal path and power supply makes it truly superior that even the most discriminating audiophile will delight in the impeccable fidelity of a Rogue amplifier.
Best of all, Rogue's quality isn’t just skin deep. Ultra-high tolerance components, two-ounce copper circuit boards, and silver plated switches are just a few of the many features that put Rogue in front of the competition. Only the highest quality components are used, ensuring that nothing gets between you and your music.
The RP-7 essentially defines what a reference-level tube preamplifier can achieve, offering a balanced blend of smoothness and an extraordinary level of detail and transparency. The RP-7’s sophisticated electrical design is based on pure class A tube amplification with mosfet output buffering, providing a huge drive with a super low output impedance.
Beyond the incredible sound that it produces, the feature-rich RP-7 provides all of the functions users look for in a high end preamplifier, including home theater bypass, processor loop, mono button, defeatable display, slow start circuitry, and a host of other amazing features. A full function remote provides additional convenience. Two pairs of XLR balanced inputs and three pairs of RCA line level inputs allow for numerous source components while two pairs of XLR balanced outputs, along with two pairs of RCA variable outputs, facilitate a wide range of output connectivity. Also included is a high-power tube-based headphone amplifier, capable of driving even the most difficult headphones.
Elegantly simple, yet technically sophisticated, the Rogue RP-1 is offered at 1/3 the price of the RP-7 and is the best sounding preamp you can buy less than $2000. Based on the innovative RP-X platform, it is stunning in both performance and design. With all of the features needed for a true high-end system, boasting outstanding specs and remarkable sonics, the RP-1 sets a new benchmark in affordability, performance, and functionality.
The remarkably musical onboard MM/MC phono has user-adjustable gain settings of 43 and 58 dB to accommodate most popular cartridge and, with a wide variety of loading options your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best. The discrete 1w headphone amplifier will thrill you with its smooth and refined sound.
The ST-100 is a wonderfully musical 100w tube power amp that is the best domestic amp under $4000.
This Rogue offering, now in its third iteration, like so many others, seems too good to be true. This 80w per channel tube amp, integrated with MM phono stage, sounds so convincing for so little outlay it has competitors scratching their heads. It will drive almost anything, sounds great, and is extremely reliable.
The only thing more mysterious than its name is how Rogue Audio’s Sphinx manages to combine a tube input stage with a class D output stage to produce 100 watts per channel of some of the most musical sounding melodies we’ve heard at any price.