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31 Oct 2017

2017 RMAF Report & Rogers 65V-1

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Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier
“How about a single EL34 operated in single-ended mode? That’s what the Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 integrated power amplifier ($4000) is all about. Roger Gibboni is not your ordinary audio designer. He brings with him an extensive background in aerospace engineering, which is reflected in how products are designed and manufactured. The 65V-1 is intended as an entry-level product but is definitely not a watered-down version of one of Rogers’ big push-pull amps. The intent was to attract Millennials with a product that is not only affordable but also technically cool. I think that the combination of an iOS interface platform in the context of a single-ended tube amp qualifies as such. An iPad app that’s freely available from the Apple App Store allows the user to control volume, operating mode (ultralinear or triode), and to change inputs remotely. The combination of an EF86 small-signal pentode input stage and an EL34 power pentode has been fairly popular in musical instrument applications but has not been sufficiently explored in high-end audio. The combination of the 65V-1 and the Burwell & Sons Horn speaker sounded absolutely lovely.”


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“I roam the halls looking for that next big innovation, that highly complex DSP controlled newfangled way of doing things. Sometimes I find it. Sometimes it’s good. However all too easily we can overlook the solutions of the past… Burwell & Sons were one of the more memorable rooms at Axpona when teamed up with long time friends at Rogers High Fidelity. Albeit within this familiarity, something is different. For one, Roger’s national sales manager Robert Pleyer decided to power this system with their 65V-1 ($4,000 USD) all Class A, 25 watts per channel (EL-34 and KT-88) integrated amplifier, with enough app control and wireless features to convince you quickly that “younger generations” can welcome this blend of classic technology into their already tech happy lifestyles. Bravo! For two, this system’s sound is rocking. Here with less watts and headroom that what I’ve heard in previously, thoughts of doubt mingle. Ultimate control might suffer from lack of juice, but to my hearing, it is not. It should also be noted that friend and audio guru Jeremy Kipnis of Kipnis Studio Standard (KSS) was on hand to aid Gordon and Robert in the fine tuning and implementation of their exhibit. Whatever that costs, it was worth it.When you add in the VPI Classic 4 ($15,000 USD), cables from Transparent, Oppo’s Sonica DAC ($800 USD), you can easily cherry pick from this room to compile a system of highly esoteric quality with considerable savings further up the chain. As someone wise once said, put your money on the speakers.”

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Rogers High Fidelity will present with Burwell and Sons Loudspeakers and Davone USA Audio at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

RMAF Date & Times:
October 6-8, 2017 in Denver, CO – Friday: 12-7, Saturday: 9-6, Sunday: 9- 4.

Room Locations:
Rogers High Fidelity + Burwell and Sons Loudspeakers – Room 5012
Rogers High Fidelity + Davone USA Audio – Room 3032

Products Presented:

Rogers High Fidelity + Burwell and Sons Loudspeakers
Burwell and Sons “Plain Jane” Loudspeaker Array

Oct 6, 2017 / Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Room 5012:

Rogers High Fidelity will demo the high-performance twelve-tube Class A Integrated Amplifier, the 34S-1 together with the Burwell Plain Jane Loudspeakers at RMAF 2017.

Powered by twelve EL-34 analog vacuum tubes, the 34S-1 amplifier delivers monster performance and a dazzling listening experience. Consistent with Rogers High Fidelity’s gold-standard requirements, this Class A integrated amplifier boasts superior precision, aerospace engineering and hand-made craftsmanship that present a new level of realism in audio reproduction.

Rogers High Fidelity is also demonstrating the 65V-1 —featuring a single ended design powered by twin EL-34 analog vacuum tubes, the 65V-1 amplifier delivers stellar performance and a dazzling listening experience. Consistent with Rogers High Fidelity’s gold-standard requirements, this Class A integrated amplifier boasts superior precision, aerospace engineering and hand-made craftsmanship that present a new level of realism in audio reproduction.
65V1 from Vegas-003

The 65V-1 provides state of the art noise and distortion performance using all Teflon wiring and mil spec components. Another bonus feature is the interchangeable power tube selection to an EL-34 or a KT-88 with no changes, just plug and play. Even the most critical of listeners will enjoy the finest, organic tube sound quality with stunning three-dimensionality, low-level detail-retrieval and holographic sound staging.


Rogers High Fidelity + Davone USA Audio – Room 3032
EHF-200 MK2

Rogers High Fidelity / Davone Audio USA Room: 3032:

Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 MK2 will be with Davone Audio USA – Room 3032
The EHF-200 MK2 uses four KT-150 power tubes at 200 Watts per Channel. The EHF-200 MK2 has all point to point wiring, Ultra Linear / Triode modes, Front inputs, Analog power meter, Machined Aluminum front plate, Powder Coated finish, Sub-Woofer output.

EHF - 200 photographed at Rogers High Fidelity in Warwick, NY on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  © Chet Gordon - Photographer

Rogers High Fidelity PA-1A Six Tube Phono Stage will be in both room 5012 and 3032, The PA-1A is an analog tube phono stage with inputs for both MC and MM cartridges, Front loading adjustment controls, Dual R/L meters, Mute switch, Machined Aluminum front plate, Powder Coated finish, all point to point wiring, Matching Transformer network, adjustable Gain with tube selection.


Partner Companies:
Burwell and Sons
VPI Turntables
Transparent Cables
Oppo Digital DAC
Audio Vault Racks
Acoustic Sciences Tube Traps

Here are the following products that partner companies will be presenting, along with setup configurations:

Room 5012
Amplifier RHF 34S-1 and 65V-1 – both will share one system
Phono Stage RHF PA-1A
Turntable VPI Avenger w Ortofon Cartridge 2M Bronze
Loudspeakers Burwell and sons Plain Jane speaker array
Cables Transparent Ultra
Power Conditioner PS Audio
Digital Decoder DAC – Oppo Brooklyn
Rack – Audio Vault
Room Treatment – Acoustic Sciences Tube Traps

Room 3032
Amplifer RHF EHF-200 MK2 + 65V-1
Phono Stage RHF PA-1A
Loudspeakers Davone Audio of Denmark

Roger Gibboni and our National Sales Manager, Robert Pleyer will be presenting on behalf of Rogers High Fidelity. Gordon Burwell will also be present from Burwell and Sons.

Recordings We Will Be Highlighting:

Kenny Burrell ‎– Midnight Blue


Genre: Jazz
Year: 1963

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ‎– Ella and Louis

Genre: Jazz
Year: 1956

Ray Charles ‎– Genius Loves Company

Genre: Jazz, Blues
Year: 2004

Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves ‎– Salt And Pepper

Genre: Jazz, Blues
Year: 1963

Other Upcoming Events:
Rogers will also be showing at The Capital Audiofest! Show dates are November 3-5, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD. Come and see us, we will be in Room 104.

Copyright 2015 Rogers High Fidelity.