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Vacuum tube audio amplifiers have long been recognized by the audio community as providing significantly better sonics than solid state transistor-based designs. Unfortunately, well designed vacuum tube products are much more expensive to produce than their solid state counterparts. As a result, this superior technology has only been available to a small but fortunate group of audio enthusiasts. Enter Rogue Audio.
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 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 aluminum chassis are treated to resist scratching and corrosion and the machined aluminum faceplate and knobs 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. Rogue products provide outstanding value with performance that rivals the very best amplifiers at any price. 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.Apollo Details
Elegant and refined, yet brutally powerful, Rogue Audio's flagship monoblock amplifiers have raised the bar for reference level amplification. The Apollo's ability to reveal the finest musical details while providing seemingly limitless dynamics are the hallmark of the finest amplifiers we have ever produced. Whether your passion is jazz, rock or symphonic works, these amplifiers will provide the clarity and dynamics to closely rival the original performance.
That these pure tube amplifiers boast a continuous power output of over 250 watts is but a small part of the story. Designed and engineered without compromise, the Apollos boast ruler flat frequncy response, tremendous bandwidth, huge dynamic range, and vanishingly low levels of distortion. And the enormous LC power supplies enable the reproduction of musical transients at far beyond the amplifier's rated output. With a unique and tasteful appearance, the Apollo chassis' are constructed using CNC machined aluminum faceplates and body panels. The ultra-high tolerance electronics components and huge transformers contribute to the peerless build quality. Features include an on-the-fly switch offering either Triode or Ultralinear operation. A second standby switch allows the amplifier to remain warmed up and ready for immediate use between listening sessions. A built in meter and individual bias switches makes tube biasing a snap even for the tube novice. The rear panel contains balanced and single ended inputs as well as 4 and 8 ohm Cardas binding posts.User Manual