Needle Doctor is pleased to announce that the best selling Sphinx integrated amplifier just got a facelift! A stylish groove in the faceplate will commemorate the latest technical revision. The new Sphinx will include:
· Improved 1W headphone circuit · Improved phono circuit with 6dB additional gain (same phono as Cronus II) · Addition of a mute function on the new cool “Skeleton” remote control · Lower noise floor
Dynamic, transparent, and profoundly musical, the Rogue Sphinx sets a new standard in affordable integrated amplifiers. Utilizing sophisticated circuitry borrowed from our most advanced designs, the Sphinx is able to outperform separates costing far more than this single box design. And with 100 watts of hybrid power, this integrated is capable of realistic volume levels that will rival the clarity and presence of the original performance.
The Sphinx contains a discrete headphone amplifier and an excellent phono section compatable with high output MM and MC cartridges. Active and fixed outputs allow for the addition of a subwoofer or other outboard devices. A high capacity linear power supply provides tremendous energy storage to recreate the deepest bass passages while various regulated power supply stages provide ultra smooth sound in the midrange and treble. The machined aluminum faceplate is available in either black or silver to compliment the rest of your components and the optional metal remote further adds the convenience of remote volume operation.
Notes on the Sphinx from CES 2013 can be found here:
Part Time Audiophile "From what I was able to hear, the sound coming out of those big Egglestons was really quite good — the 150lb newly-rechambered Nine Signatures ($18,000/pair) are very capable loudspeakers, and The Sphinx was making them dance in a very convincing way."
Stereophile "At $1295, Rogue Audio’s latest hybrid integrated amplifier is also the company’s most affordable amplifier. Don’t you love that? I do."