20 Mar 2015
Rogers High Fidelity is thrilled to announce its inclusion in the 2015 list of Stereophile recommended components!
Our PA-1A Phono Preamplifier has solidified its position as a CLASS A component. Class A means it is recommended unequivoqally regardless of price:
Roger GIbboni’s first phono preamplifier uses three tubes per channel for MM cartridges, and adds to its MC inputs a pair of internal step-up transformers. (Even more gain can be had, albeit at a slight cost in noise, by substituting for the PA-1A’s 12AU7 tubes a spare pair of 12AX7 tubes, also supplied). Capacitive and resistive loading are user adjustable, and a mute switch is included. Build quality is, as MF wrote, “impressive by and standard,” and tube life is expected to be in the neighborhood of 10,000 hours. MF praised the PA-1A’s “glorious, mesmerizingly rich midrange, and the overall drive and musical flow for which tubed phono preampls are renowned,” while nothing “the les-than-taut-and-punchy bottom end for which they are known.” MF also discovered in the Rogers phono pre some susceptibility to hum with both MM and MC cartridges, necessitating care with cable choice and physical placement. His verdict: “If you listen mostly to acoustic jazz and/or classical music, the Rogers PA-1A, paired with a cartridge that’s fast, open and extended on top, could be your ticket to long-term satisfaction.”
The EHF-100 enjoys its continued spot on the recommended component list:
Made in the US by former NASA engineer Roger Gibboni, the EHF-100 is rated to deliver 65Wpc (JA measured 35Wpc) into 8 ohms; offers four pairs of line-level inputs; and uses two EF86 miniature pentode, two 12AX7 triode, and four KT88 power tubes. Fit and finish were excellent. Though not as nuanced, colorful, or dramatic as AD’s reference Shindo seperates, the EHF 100 distinguished itself as a tight, punchy-sounding amplifier with loads of natural detail, a very good sense of momenutm, and an excellent sense of space. Despite differences in the noise floor between its two channels, the EHF-100 measured well “for a classic design,” said JA.
Please visit our display in Las Vegas at the International CES in room 29-216 in The Venetian Hotel. Our founder and lead designer, Roger Gibboni, will join several other industry experts to present the finest audio products available.
System 1 is our (partially) digital setup with a MacBook feeding high-resolution music through a Northstar DAC to our acclaimed EHF-100 MK2 integrated amplifier. Paired with Eggleston Works Nico Loudspeakers.
System 2 is our fully analog system featuring our PA-1A Phono Preamplifier and flagship EHF-200 MK2 integrated amplifier. We will be spinning the finest vinyl available on a Clearaudio turntable and everything is beautifully matched with the Focal Electra loudspeakers. Quite a setup!
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Please visit our display at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in room 521. Our founder and lead designer, Roger Gibboni, will join several other industry experts to present the finest audio products available.
The 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) is the largest consumer audio and home entertainment show in the United States. Simply put: “mega stereo systems!” Denver’s own audio wonderland now features over 170 exhibit spaces representing more than 400 hundred companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
We are pleased to announce our attendance at the Stereo Exchange Fall High-End Audio Show September 26th through September 28th 2014. Our founder and lead designer, Roger Gibboni, will join several other industry experts to present the finest audio products available. This show is free to the public and will feature special show pricing on all products. Please click the link below to learn more about this event.
16 Apr 2014
Remember Home Improvement, that 90s TV show with Tim Allen? Every time Tim Taylor—the tool-obsessed family man that Allen played—got a new tool or did something right, he would make guttural, “manly” grunting noises of approval. I’m not sure how to spell those noises, but any quick YouTube search will bring up an episode, and you can hear them for yourself. Another of his favorite catchphrases was “more power!” I bring this up because I’m much the same way when it comes to hi-fi gear: Put me in a room with some great-sounding equipment, and you’ll likely hear low-octave grunts of approval.
Read the full review HERE
Rogers High Fidelity has the honor of gracing this months cover of TONE Audio magazine and is described as “A New American Icon”. Read the full review HERE.
05 Mar 2014
“A noteworthy newcomer from the United States, Rogers High Fidelity debuted its new Rogers PA-1A phono preamplifier ($7,100, started shipping last month) at CES, with classic good looks to match the amazing build quality. This phono preamp sets a new benchmark for vacuum-tube phono preamplifiers in this price range.”
Read full article HERE
“Another room that just blew me away was the Davone/Rogers (not the British Rogers) setup, which was an all-tube/analog system fronted by a VPI Classic 4 with their new 3D-printed tonearm (see analog report for more).”
Read full review HERE (Scroll to middle of page to find Davone/Rogers section)
06 Feb 2014
“Warwick, NY-based Rogers High Fidelity introduced the striking-looking and sounding PA-1A MM/MC phono preamplifier. The pure dual-mono design features discrete, point-to-point wiring and an unusually high S/N ratio for a tube unit, using 12AU7, 12AX7 and 6GH8 tubes with an additional transformer-based 20dB gain for MC cartridges.”
Read the review HERE