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Rogue RP-5 Tube Preamplifier w/Phono

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    MY TAKE: Established in 1996, Rogue Audio has a well-earned reputation for quality and performance. Their products have received rave reviews and awards from the audio press worldwide. We especially appreciate the fact that 100% of their products are proudly crafted right here in the USA.
    We've been extremely impressed with the RP-5. With a list
    if features as long as your arm, and 100% designed and made in the USA, the RP-5 represents an exceptional value. - Galen Carol
     

    The RP-5 is the first preamplifier from Rogue based on their new RP-X platform. Silky smooth yet extraordinarily high tech, the RP-5 sets a new benchmark in performance and functionality. Utilizing four 12AU7 tubes in a mu-follower configuration, the computer optimized circuitry boasts outstanding sonics as well as industry leading specs.


    The RP-5 offers much more than just sonic excellence with numerous features to further enhance your listening experience. The onboard MM/MC phono has user adjustable gain settings ranging from 40 to 60 dB. A wide variety of loading options means your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best. A tube based headphone circuit offers smooth and detailed sound for your late night personal audio sessions. Other features include home theater inputs, a processor loop and mono button. The ten button remote allows you to conveniently access volume, balance, selector, mute, mono and on/off from your listening position.
     

    The elegant appearance of the RP-5 is enhanced by an easy to read VFD display that provides volume, balance and source information in large easy to read characters.


    REVIEWS:
     

    Audio Video Revolution: "The Rogue RP-5, at $3500, is a tremendous value. The tubed components field in that price range is rather crowded, but I believe Rogue has a real class leader here. The sonics are outstanding, and the build quality is off the charts good. What sets the RP-5 apart is the coupling of great sound with a treasure trove of features. A phono input, dual variable outputs, fixed outputs, an excellent headphone amp, a crystal clear LED display, balance control, a mono switch, and remote control make this a “full service” preamplifier in my book.

    "The RP-5 worked beautifully with all the amplifiers I used with, as detailed above. I found it difficult to find fault with it. Perhaps only side by side auditioning with Rogue’s top models would reveal any comparative shortcomings. As a side note, the RP-5 paired with the previously mentioned Stereo 100 power amp, (which I spent quite a bit of time with previously) would yield, in my estimation, a superb combo which would provide tube lovers a lifetime of great sound for $7000 total.

    "To put some icing on the cake, Rogue products are made in the U.S.A. and backed by a generous warranty. In fact, Rogue has invested heavily in a new factory they are in the process of building. Their dedication to improving their products, quality control, and offering fairly priced gear is highly commendable. The Rogue RP-5 is a great product, and I would recommend those looking for a keeper of a full function tube preamplifier to audition it."  Full Review Here

    The Absolute Sound: "Rogue Audio is an instance of an American high-end company whose name may not instantly ring bells of recognition, at least compared with the zoom factor of more costly headliners like ARC, VAC, CJ, or Pass Labs. Nonetheless, a reasonably priced, high-performance preamp like the RP-5 is a prime example of what the high end is all about—music reproduced accurately and beautifully. With a nod to the past and footers firmly planted in the now, the RP-5 is a component that should tempt a lot of people to go Rogue." - Neil Gader. Full Review Here

    Everything Audio Network: "Overall, the Rogue Audio RP-5 design and ultimate performance is what I expected from a Mark O’Brien design, who always is at the top of his game when a new Rogue product goes into design  The evolutionary RP-5 adds a system processing engine for for display and routing — and the classic, yet modern, tube audio path — with none of the stereotypical artifacts associated with vacuum tube designs. The only quibble I have is no balanced I/O, but I am sure you will see that feature in a future iteration.

    "Although I have heard nearly all the Rogue preamps, the RP-5 quickly became one of my favorites. In fact, because of its smooth transparency, I began to rely on it for all kinds of reference listening. It is that good. If you just consider the audiophile caliber of the line stage, the Rogue is a stellar performer and a good value. But if you throw in the
    separate's-quality phono and HP circuits, you got yourself one amazing preamplifier. Another Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award for Rogue Audio!" - John Gatski.  Full Review Here


    FEATURES:

    - Four tube mu-follower design
    - Ten function remote control
    - VFD display
    - Home Theater bypass/Unity gain inputs
    - Five pairs of inputs (Line1-4, Phono, or Line 1-5)
    - Two pairs of variable outputs
    - One pair of fixed outputs
    - Processor loop
    - Heavy duty gold plated RCA inputs
    - Machined aluminum faceplate and knobs
    - Tube based headphone amp
    - 40 - 60 dB gain phono stage
    - RIAA equalization within 0.1 DB
    - User adjustable cartridge loading
    - Massive power supply
    - Slow start turn on sequencing
    - Auto mute at turn on/turn off
    - Detachable IEC power cord
    - Fully tested, burned in and auditioned
    - 3 year limited warranty (6 months on tubes)
    - Proudly hand crafted in the USA!

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    - Tube complement: 4 x 12AU7/ECC82 tubes
    - Frequency response: 1Hz – 100KHz +/- 1 dB
    - THD: <0.1%
    - Gain line stage: 10 dB
    - Rated output: 1V
    - Maximum output: 27V RMS
    - Output impedance: 500 Ohms
    - Gain phono stage: 40dB, 50dB, 55dB, 60dB
    - RIAA accuracy: +/- 0.1 dB
    - Dimensions: 18.5 ”W X 4.5 ”H X 17” D
    - Weight 30 pounds
    - Shipping weight 45 pounds
    - Power requirements 115/230V – 50/50Hz

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Rogue RP-5 Tube Preamplifier w/Phono

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MY TAKE: Established in 1996, Rogue Audio has a well-earned reputation for quality and performance. Their products have received rave reviews and awards from the audio press worldwide. We especially appreciate the fact that 100% of their products are proudly crafted right here in the USA.
We've been extremely impressed with the RP-5. With a list
if features as long as your arm, and 100% designed and made in the USA, the RP-5 represents an exceptional value. - Galen Carol
 

The RP-5 is the first preamplifier from Rogue based on their new RP-X platform. Silky smooth yet extraordinarily high tech, the RP-5 sets a new benchmark in performance and functionality. Utilizing four 12AU7 tubes in a mu-follower configuration, the computer optimized circuitry boasts outstanding sonics as well as industry leading specs.


The RP-5 offers much more than just sonic excellence with numerous features to further enhance your listening experience. The onboard MM/MC phono has user adjustable gain settings ranging from 40 to 60 dB. A wide variety of loading options means your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best. A tube based headphone circuit offers smooth and detailed sound for your late night personal audio sessions. Other features include home theater inputs, a processor loop and mono button. The ten button remote allows you to conveniently access volume, balance, selector, mute, mono and on/off from your listening position.
 

The elegant appearance of the RP-5 is enhanced by an easy to read VFD display that provides volume, balance and source information in large easy to read characters.


REVIEWS:
 

Audio Video Revolution: "The Rogue RP-5, at $3500, is a tremendous value. The tubed components field in that price range is rather crowded, but I believe Rogue has a real class leader here. The sonics are outstanding, and the build quality is off the charts good. What sets the RP-5 apart is the coupling of great sound with a treasure trove of features. A phono input, dual variable outputs, fixed outputs, an excellent headphone amp, a crystal clear LED display, balance control, a mono switch, and remote control make this a “full service” preamplifier in my book.

"The RP-5 worked beautifully with all the amplifiers I used with, as detailed above. I found it difficult to find fault with it. Perhaps only side by side auditioning with Rogue’s top models would reveal any comparative shortcomings. As a side note, the RP-5 paired with the previously mentioned Stereo 100 power amp, (which I spent quite a bit of time with previously) would yield, in my estimation, a superb combo which would provide tube lovers a lifetime of great sound for $7000 total.

"To put some icing on the cake, Rogue products are made in the U.S.A. and backed by a generous warranty. In fact, Rogue has invested heavily in a new factory they are in the process of building. Their dedication to improving their products, quality control, and offering fairly priced gear is highly commendable. The Rogue RP-5 is a great product, and I would recommend those looking for a keeper of a full function tube preamplifier to audition it."  Full Review Here

The Absolute Sound: "Rogue Audio is an instance of an American high-end company whose name may not instantly ring bells of recognition, at least compared with the zoom factor of more costly headliners like ARC, VAC, CJ, or Pass Labs. Nonetheless, a reasonably priced, high-performance preamp like the RP-5 is a prime example of what the high end is all about—music reproduced accurately and beautifully. With a nod to the past and footers firmly planted in the now, the RP-5 is a component that should tempt a lot of people to go Rogue." - Neil Gader. Full Review Here

Everything Audio Network: "Overall, the Rogue Audio RP-5 design and ultimate performance is what I expected from a Mark O’Brien design, who always is at the top of his game when a new Rogue product goes into design  The evolutionary RP-5 adds a system processing engine for for display and routing — and the classic, yet modern, tube audio path — with none of the stereotypical artifacts associated with vacuum tube designs. The only quibble I have is no balanced I/O, but I am sure you will see that feature in a future iteration.

"Although I have heard nearly all the Rogue preamps, the RP-5 quickly became one of my favorites. In fact, because of its smooth transparency, I began to rely on it for all kinds of reference listening. It is that good. If you just consider the audiophile caliber of the line stage, the Rogue is a stellar performer and a good value. But if you throw in the
separate's-quality phono and HP circuits, you got yourself one amazing preamplifier. Another Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award for Rogue Audio!" - John Gatski.  Full Review Here


FEATURES:

- Four tube mu-follower design
- Ten function remote control
- VFD display
- Home Theater bypass/Unity gain inputs
- Five pairs of inputs (Line1-4, Phono, or Line 1-5)
- Two pairs of variable outputs
- One pair of fixed outputs
- Processor loop
- Heavy duty gold plated RCA inputs
- Machined aluminum faceplate and knobs
- Tube based headphone amp
- 40 - 60 dB gain phono stage
- RIAA equalization within 0.1 DB
- User adjustable cartridge loading
- Massive power supply
- Slow start turn on sequencing
- Auto mute at turn on/turn off
- Detachable IEC power cord
- Fully tested, burned in and auditioned
- 3 year limited warranty (6 months on tubes)
- Proudly hand crafted in the USA!

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

- Tube complement: 4 x 12AU7/ECC82 tubes
- Frequency response: 1Hz – 100KHz +/- 1 dB
- THD: <0.1%
- Gain line stage: 10 dB
- Rated output: 1V
- Maximum output: 27V RMS
- Output impedance: 500 Ohms
- Gain phono stage: 40dB, 50dB, 55dB, 60dB
- RIAA accuracy: +/- 0.1 dB
- Dimensions: 18.5 ”W X 4.5 ”H X 17” D
- Weight 30 pounds
- Shipping weight 45 pounds
- Power requirements 115/230V – 50/50Hz