ROGERS 65V-1 Integrated Amplifier:
Powered by either (2) EL-34 OR (2) KT-88 analog vacuum tubes (customer choice), the 65V-1 integrated amplifier delivers ground-breaking performance and a remarkable 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 presents a new level of realism in audio reproduction. The 65V-1 Class A integrated amplifier has been developed using precision engineering and superior craftsmanship create 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 65V-1 is designed to allow use of a pair of EL-34 or KT-88 Power tubes, in addition to selectable triode and ultra liner operational modes of operation. The 65V-1 uses innovative dual drive class A design to provide the lowest possible noise and distortion. The absolute finest tube sound quality with three-dimensionality, subtleties and superior sonic dimensions that is smooth and stunning. The 65V-1 uses a toroidal type power supply and a separate low noise DC tube filament power supply which enhances the pure fidelity signal reproduction. The core chassis is made with heavy gauge aircraft grade aluminum, in addition to a large easy-to-read LCD display for unit status. The 65V-1 has a dedicated headphone output circuit for optimum performance when using headphones. All Rogers High Fidelity Products are built by hand one at a time using all military grade components and Teflon coated point to point wiring!
- Tube Complement: 2x – EL-34 or 2x KT-88 + 2x – EF86
- Frequency Response: +/- 0.1dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. THD less than 0.5% at 1 Watt, less than 3% at 10 Watt output, 25 Watts peak
- Input: 4x Unbalanced – One Front
- Output: 2 ohm to 32 ohm R/L + 1x Headphone output
- Weight: 24 lbs.
- Dimensions: 17” width, 12” depth, 7.5” height
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.
The Model 65V-1 not only allows the user to choose between EL34 or KT88 power tubes, it has selectable triode and Ultralinear modes of operation. It uses point-to-point Teflon-coated wiring, and it has a dedicated headphone output circuit.
But! Unlike any crinkle-painted single-ended amplifier I have seen, the 65V-1 allows remote-control capability via Bluetooth connection to Apple devices. It has slow start up and auto tube bias for prolonged tube life. Best of all, the Rogers 65V-1 is made in the US, in Warwick, New York, and comes with a lifetime transferable warranty. Like I said, I am very excited to review this product.
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