A new kind of amplifier that combines the best of both the solid state and tube technologies.
An energy efficient "green" design requiring no tube biasing or regular maintenance. An amplifier having the smooth and organic sound that only tubes can provide combined with the dynamics and slam of the solid state. Such an amplifier now exists! Critics are already using words like "Groundbreaking" and "Revolutionary" to describe our new tube/Class D hybrid amplifiers.
These new amplifiers are much more than simply a tube circuit placed in front of a class D output section. Our proprietary tubeD™ circuit topology actually integrates the tube section into the amplifier yielding the smooth natural sound that only a tube amp can provide. With almost uncanny accuracy the Dragon and Hydra amps deliver stunning dynamics and transparency without any of the edgy, etched or grainy sound that often accompanies solid state designs. A low power standby mode allows critical amplifier sections to remain continuously powered on (if desired) and a slow start feature allows the tubes to warm up gradually to eliminate turn-on noise and greatly extend tube life. Three massive linear power supplies are used to power the amplifier circuitry and ultra-high quality parts are used exclusively throughout the design. Combined with a stunning appearance, you can be certain that you are investing in an amplifier that truly represents the very leading edge of audio technology.
- NCore Hypex modules in DragoN - Massive linear power supplies - Balanced (XLR) and single ended (RCA) inputs
- Heavy-duty gold plated binding posts
- Two 12AU7 tube complement - Short circuit protection
- Standby circuitry for solid state components
- Slow start circuit for extended tube life
- Machined aluminum faceplate - Heavy (2 ounce) copper circuit board - All precision components - Fully tested, burned in, and auditioned - 3 year limited warranty (6 months on tubes)
- Output power Dragon: 300/500 WPC 8/4 Ohms
- Output power Hydra: 100/200 WPC 8/4 Ohms
- Input impedance: 200K Ohms
- frequency response: 10Hz - 20KHz ± 1dB
- THD: <0.1% typ., <1.0% at rated power
- input sensitivity: 1.0V RMS
- dimensions: 18" W x 15" D x 5.5" H
- weight: DragoN 38 lbs Hydra 34 lbs
- power requirements: 115/230V - 50/60Hz
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Our amplifier designs combine the finest in tube circuit topology with meticulously engineered circuit layout to achieve superior performance. Unflagging attention to the integrity of the audio signal path and power supplies results in truly superior designs. The most discriminating audiophile will delight in the impeccable fidelity of recordings reproduced through our amplifiers. The matchless quality of Rogue amplifiers is obvious at first glance. However, Rogue’s quality is not just skin deep. Ultra-high tolerance components, two-ounce copper circuit boards, and silver plated switches are just a few of the many features which separate Rogue products from the competition. Our amplifiers have also been designed to be extremely reliable. Electronic components are rated far beyond their intended use, and only the highest quality components are incorporated into our designs. The rugged chassis are treated to resist scratching and corrosion and the machined aluminum faceplates are anodized to protect their appearance. At Rogue Audio, we believe that a truly great performing amplifier should dress the part. And from the heavy aluminum faceplate and knobs to the gold connectors in the rear, Rogue amplifiers speak to the audiophile’s aesthetic sense. Our expressive appearance is the brainchild of world class industrial designers who have created a perfect unity of form and function. The sophisticated styling and elegant lines of our amplifiers are intended to please the upscale tastes of high-end devotees. High-end amplifiers typically command stratospheric prices. Rogue Audio was founded on the belief that great amplifiers can be designed and manufactured at affordable prices. Our amplifiers are engineered using a quality-by-design philosophy, and every one of our components is hand assembled and tested by highly skilled technicians and engineers. The confidence we have in our products is evidenced by a generous warranty that is certain to please today’s quality-conscious consumer. To audition a Rogue Audio amplifier contact us for the location of your nearest authorized Rogue retailer -- You’ll be delighted you did. Rogue Audio Amplifiers...An Intelligent Indulgence.
The Rogue Audio Mission: At Rogue Audio we design and manufacture vacuum tube amplifiers. There is fierce competition in this market and we will only survive by delivering a superior product and superior service - we have the engineering and managerial talent to do so. Our core competencies are electrical, mechanical and production engineering, along with an overarching passion for excellence. These skills will be used to create products that offer outstanding value in the high-end marketplace. Rogue Audio amplifiers will always be engineered to provide the four key elements of audio value:
- superior sonics - high quality and reliability - an outstanding appearance - great value
Our philosophy is simple - We will never design any amplifier that we would not purchase for ourselves.
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