01 May 2017
Roger Gibboni Discusses: What’s the Warmth in Tube Amps? Featured in Copper Magazine’s 31st issue.
Why are we, as audiophiles, entranced by the reproduction of music using vacuum tubes?
As it turns out, noise is traditionally thought of as something to be minimized in all high end audio systems. However the proper reproduction of noise is actually the key characteristic that makes tube amplifiers sound so good. This article explores why noise is so important to the “tube sound.”
There are volumes of theory regarding how tube amplifiers saturate and produce harmonics and how their distortion characteristics affect listening. Here, we will explore how tubes reproduce noise and how this particular characteristic represents the basis of why tube amplifiers have a unique, characteristic sound that defines audiophile listening.
In order for us to explore the reproduction of noise, lets first define what we mean by noise. Noise, as applied to audio listening, is defined by three separate characteristics. For the purpose of this article, lets separate those characteristics and define them and their sources. Instead of using the generic term, noise, lets call anything that is not part of the desired soundtrack an artifact….
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To say our first show with Burwell and Sons Loudspeakers was a success would be a huge understatement. The speed and balance of the Mother Of Burl horn loudspeakers were perfectly matched with the warmth and power of our mid-level EHF-100 MK2 integrated amplifier and delicacy of our PA-1A phono-preamp. A special thank you to all of our show partners and visitors, we hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did!
The full list of equipment and partner companies that participated in the demonstration were:
Burwell and Sons Loudspeakers- Mother of Burl vintage Altec/JBL 3 way horn speakers along with their Single Jack Sub-Woofer package.
Rogers High Fidelity- EHF-100 MK2 integrated tube amplifier and the PA-1A six tube all analog phono stage.
VPI- HW Classic 4 turntable with 12″ tonearm.
Ortofon- MC BLACK cartridge.
Snake River Audio- Provided their world class cables. From interconnects to power cables, to speaker cables.
Audio Vault USA- Provided equipment racks.
In addition to all the analogue source, digital music was delivered from J Rivers via a Mytek Brooklyn DAC.
Ray Charles with his album Genius Loves Company
1. “Here We Go Again” (with Norah Jones)
2. “Sweet Potato Pie” (with James Taylor)
3. “You Don’t Know Me” (with Diana Krall)
4. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” (with Elton John)
5. “Fever” (with Natalie Cole)
6. “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” (with Bonnie Raitt)
7. “It Was a Very Good Year” (with Willie Nelson)
8. “Hey Girl” (with Michael McDonald)
9. “Sinner’s Prayer” (with B.B. King)
10. “Heaven Help Us All” (with Gladys Knight)
11. “Over the Rainbow” (with Johnny Mathis)
12. “Crazy Love” (with Van Morrison) Van Morrison
“Chitlins con Carne” – 5:30
“Mule” (Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.) – 6:56
“Soul Lament” – 2:43
“Midnight Blue” – 4:02
“Wavy Gravy” – 5:47
“Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You” (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 4:25
“Saturday Night Blues” – 6:16
“Kenny’s Sound” (reissue bonus track) – 4:43
“K Twist” (reissue bonus track)– 3:36
13 Jan 2017
TWICE is proud to announce the winners of its third annual TWICE Picks Awards, honoring the best products at CES 2017. TWICE editors reviewed over 170 entrants, the most in its history, and chose winners based on the impact they’re expected to have at retail and the marketplace.
“The TWICE Picks Awards are the answer for anyone who wants to know about the most exciting, game-changing products at CES 2017,” said Ed Hecht, TWICE publisher/VP. “Our winners are chosen using deep perspective by some of the most experienced editors in the business. Each of the winning products demonstrated rich innovation and is expected to positively disrupt the tech market. We offer congratulations to the winners and all the nominees —standing out above the crowd at CES is an accomplishment in itself.”
One of the chief reasons I fly to woebegotten Las Vegas, USA is: I love all the wild, eccentric audio persons that treat CES as a business-building pilgrimage site. The other is that CES is the best place to find new products to review. This year I found several, and the one that has me the most stoked is the Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 class-A, single-ended EL34/KT88 integrated amplifier ($3999). Not to mention: I have never seen an amp painted with industrial-black crinkle paint that I didn’t love.
I have met Rogers’ president and chief designer Roger Gibboni several times, at his New York dealer Stereo Exchange. I have auditioned his amps powering a variety of loudspeakers, including the fabulous DeVore Fidelity Gibbon XLs, and they always sound vivid and athletic—fast-moving and excitement-generating. But I’ve never felt the urge to review one, until now. This time it was love at first sight.
Rogers High Fidelity introduced their new 65Wpc 65V-1 integrated amplifier ($4000) as part of a neat system: Besides the EL34 stereo Rogers amp, the system included a pair of EgglestonWorks Niko Bookshelf speakers ($2500/pair), and a Detroit-manufactured Shinola Runwell turntable ($2500). The components weren’t just made in the US, but beautifully made in the US. All combined, this system produced very pleasing sonics—and the Rogers integrated amplifier could be controlled from a Bluetooth-based iPhone app.
19 Dec 2016
Rogers High Fidelity Unveils the 65V-1 High-Performance Class A Integrated Amplifier!
CES 2017 DEBUT / JANUARY 5-8, 2017 Rogers High Fidelity will debut its latest, class A, high-performance Class A Integrated Amplifier, the 65V-1 at CES 2017
The 65V-1 has been developed using precision engineering and superior craftsmanship creating an amplifier that provides flawless performance and style using a dual power tube array design.
The user experience is enhanced further with an iPad control app. A Bluetooth interface displays your amplifiers output levels, using real time telemetry information, which is smartly displayed the on app. In addition, all features can also be controlled manually on the front panel.
The Model 65V-1 has these dynamic features:
• Pair of EL-34 or KT-88 Power tubes, in addition to selectable triode and ultra liner operational modes of operation.
• Toroidal type power supply and a separate low noise DC tube filament power supply which enhances the pure fidelity signal reproduction.
• Dedicated headphone output circuit for optimum performance when using headphones.
• Class A operation, military specification components, point to point Teflon wiring all carefully manufactured to the highest specifications
• Control capability via Bluetooth connection to Apple devices. The 65V-1 displays on application control functions of all the amplifiers features.
• Auto bias circuit for long tube life and ease of operation.
• Aviation grade quality chassis all made in the USA in Warwick New York
• Lifetime transferable warranty.
Rogers High Fidelity continues to bring to market the latest technologies, the best sound and an all-aerospace design. Come see and hear the newest addition to our Rogers High Fidelity product line by visiting the Rogers’ team at CES 2017, LAS VEGAS, NV JANUARY 5-8, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel Room # 29-124.
Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Warwick, NY, Rogers High Fidelity specializes in designing and manufacturing high-performance audio products. All Rogers High Fidelity products are completely made in the USA with the finest components, and feature a lifetime transferable warranty.
President and Chief designer Roger Gibboni applies his 30 years in aerospace communications design to create visionary solutions for true audio reproduction. The 65V-1 is the first product from Rogers that will be available direct from factory and priced below $4,000!
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has recently come to a close and Jim Hannon of The Absolute Sound had some positive things to say regarding Rogers High Fidelity 34S-1 integrated amplifier under what he categorized as: “Auspicious Debuts: Electronics”.
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Rogers High Fidelity is excited to announce our new Premier Upgrade Program!
What is this program?
This is a limited time program where customers can trade-in select McIntosh and Audio Research two channel amplifiers and receive up to 75% of their current market value. This value can be placed towards purchasing a new Rogers High Fidelity integrated amplifier and/or phono stage.
When does this program start?
The limited time program will start August 1, 2016.
What are some of the conditions?
Inspection and verification of trade-in is the sole responsibility of any Rogers verified dealer. Trade-in models must be in working order and have not been modified in any way and have no cosmetic damages.
• Only products listed on Premier Program materials apply.
• Mono Block units must be traded in as a pair.
• Both Tube Type and Solid State amplifiers are included in this program.
• One Trade is allowed for each new model ordered.
• Trade-in Premier dollar amount cannot exceed Rogers High Fidelity MSRP on any model.
What is the list of the accepted products for trade-ins?
For the select McIntosh and Audio Research two channel amplifiers, see the list below:
McIntosh Integrated Amplifiers
19 May 2016
Made in America, Guaranteed for Life.
While some things in America were built to last because they had to, Rogers understands the importance of equipment’s reliability even in today’s time. Born from American aerospace, Rogers High Fidelity provides products with Class A operation, military and NASA specification components, point to point Teflon wiring and all are carefully manufactured to the highest specifications.
For more than 20 years, Roger Gibboni has spent his professional career designing and manufacturing high tech communications and radar equipment for the Department of Defense, NASA and several other agencies with demanding communications and engineering requirements. Roger brings this high quality engineering and manufacturing expertise to the home audio market when he founded Rogers High Fidelity in 2009.
Hand made with pride, precision components and expertise.
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month! Rogers High Fidelity cares deeply about animal welfare and has a special offer for this great cause. Supporters can help celebrate this month not only by raising awareness about important issues facing animals—but also through purchasing Rogers High Fidelity amplifiers!