Rogue RP-5 Review

gcegce Posts: 2,168
When I opened the door for the FedEx guy I thought he had delivered the wrong package. I didn't think the box would be so big.
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Very well packed. What am I going to do with all these peanuts? LOL
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Even the box the RP-5 was in was big. Big enough that I'm thinking they could have just shipped it that way.
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No assembly required. lol
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and now on to the eye candy.
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I'm still configuring stuff but once I got it hooked up I put on Diana Krall "Live In Paris" 45rpm LP. Yes Skip my jaw dropped to the floor. Did I know what I was missing...NO! I'm hearing details I've not heard before. The piano notes are so precise and clear. I can even hear her hitting the keys when she strikes a note. When the bass comes in its not boomy like it was at times before. It's tight and precise. I guess that's the biggest thing I'm hearing is that everything is so precise and life like. Like you're at the concert and it seems to fill the room more then before.

Anyway I'm going to do some fine tuning on my setup and then sit down and play a lot of different music to get a good feel for this and check back for more comments.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    Congrats man... just wait until the tube rolling bug bites you.

    I invite you up any time to compare your Rogue to the Pass Labs. I think it would be a fun comparison. we can toss some steaks on the grill and listen to some tunes...
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,761
    Steaks ??

    How come I only get offered hotdogs ?

    Sounds like the Rogue is a hit for ya, enjoy rumbling through every cd you own now. Congrats man, enjoy.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    Nice! Love the Rouge look in black. Congrats! I wish you great listening.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,876
    I'm happy to hear it man. Ignorance is bliss, and now that you've eliminated the ignorance, you're going to have to fight that hand from reaching for that back pocket more than ever.

    That's a mighty fine looking piece and very well made inside. Congrats man.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'm happy to hear it man. Ignorance is bliss, and now that you've eliminated the ignorance, you're going to have to fight that hand from reaching for that back pocket more than ever.

    That's a mighty fine looking piece and very well made inside. Congrats man.

    This... I dropped 4 grand on Pass gear in a very short period of time.

    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,197
    Very nice looking unit....glad to hear you are liking it so far. So, for the record...where you not aware of this unit until I linked it in your other thread? If so, that's pretty freeking cool! Would love to listen to it myself.

    Maybe if the new stuff takes off more will be selling there old stuff? A chance for me to jump on the Rogue bandwagon. LOL! Good things do come it time.

    Enjoy it and keep us posted....

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,761
    Personally, I think the OP is crazy....he needs to send that pre to me for confirmation. ;)
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,297
    edited May 2015
    Beautiful piece! I'd love to get my ears on one sometime, are you using the onboard phono section?

    I've read where Rogue will be coming out with an RP-3 one day also. Enjoy!



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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,523
    Very sweet looking... would love to hear.
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,679
    Congrats! Very envious here. Enjoy!
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    This thing is a keeper. Even at lower volumes it sounds good. I'm not using the inboard phono preamp. The inboard is a SS pre so I decided to use my Pro-ject tube box DS. I'll try the inboard but first I'm going to upgrade my cartridge to a MC down the road.

    I put on some Dave Burbeck Time Out 45rpm and it's just at a different level. When the bass drums hits in Time Out the slam just makes you take a second look. Listening to The Doors now and not at a high level. still come through very clean and detailed.

    Now I'll I need is the wife to go on an errand so I can crank it up! ;)
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    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,978
    Awesome!!! Yeah the bass slam in "Time out" felt to me like his foot was going to go thru my speakers so I know what your talking about there :)

    Enjoy, Your set up is looking excellent!
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  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    It looks great in the rack, congrats gce, sounds like you got a keeper!
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,679
    I'd bet a chicken sandwich that the internal phono beats the Tube Box DS. Might wanna try a DL103r cartridge. Lively, balanced, great value.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,197
    Now that is one sexy rack of gear...no pun intended.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    edited May 2015
    gce wrote: »
    This thing is a keeper. Even at lower volumes it sounds good. I'm not using the inboard phono preamp. The inboard is a SS pre so I decided to use my Pro-ject tube box DS. I'll try the inboard but first I'm going to upgrade my cartridge to a MC down the road.

    I put on some Dave Burbeck Time Out 45rpm and it's just at a different level. When the bass drums hits in Time Out the slam just makes you take a second look. Listening to The Doors now and not at a high level. still come through very clean and detailed.

    Now I'll I need is the wife to go on an errand so I can crank it up! ;)
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    Thanks for reminding me about this album. It is an amazing recording, and I am spinning it right now. I can almost feel the contact high coming on listening to it.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,523
    tonyb wrote: »
    Steaks ??

    How come I only get offered hotdogs ?

    Tube Steaks Tony

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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    Thanks for reminding me about this album. It is an amazing recording, and I am spinning it right now. I can almost feel the contact high coming on listening to it.

    When I got to the last side "The End" I cranked it up a bit. It is an amazing recording.
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    I moved on to "The Soft Parade"....
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,041
    Awesome looking gear in the rack. Nice clean look.
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    I gotta pass this on. I was having a problem with my new Rogue. For some reason it was not turning on and I had to unplug it to get it to reset and turn on. Well I called Rogue and talked to Bill and Mark and they could not get this working right. They got ahold of Acoustic Sounds who I bought it from and I got a call from them.

    Long story short is that they all (Rogue, Acoustic Sounds) bent over backwards and I got a new unit in less then a week. Customer service from both is far above and beyond anyone I have ever dealt with.

    The only bad thing is that I have to start the break-in all over again. :p
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,297
    Well, sometimes that's why you buy new and you have that Warranty in your hip pocket.

    Good on Rogue and your Dealer, and good on you for having the patience to see it through.
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    Patience was on my side because I didn't have it the week before and getting everything right was important to me.

    This morning I'm trying out the Tube based headphone amp. I have to say the sound coming from my AH-D5000's has never sounded this good before. Very rich and detailed. Reminds me of when I was a rebellious kid listening to this Album at a friends house with his Dad's headphones late into the night.

    My headphones have been sitting to long but will be used much more now that I have this Preamp.

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    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,297
    Glad the headphone section is sounding good, I would be curious as to how the built-in phono section performs. Enjoy!
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    I lighten up my system this morning by taking my Pro-Ject Tube Box DS out of the rig and hooking my TT into the Rogue. Set it up for my Ortofon MC. The only setting I wasn't sure of was the capacitance setting. You can set it to zero or 150pF, I set it to 150pF. Spun some Vinyl and I have to say this sounds cleaner, more detailed and I'm hearing a little more bass with the Rogue phono pre. Maybe the changes I'm hearing are because I've gone from a tube phone pre to a SS that's in the Rogue. I don't know but I'm liking it so far. More detailed I guess.

    So I can live with this and start looking into tube rolling the Rogue. Not sure what tubes I should try. It has Four 12AU7/ECC82 tubes stock. What would you guys suggest I try?
    Anaheim Hills CA,
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    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • megasat16megasat16 Posts: 3,534
    On the cheap, Tung Sol 12AU7 with horse shoe getters are the $hit. The BlackGlass TungSol AU7s are a smidge better though but cost more.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,183
    edited January 2016
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,297
    In my Rogue gear I have found the an RCA Black Plate Command 5814 (variant of the 12AU7) are exceptional

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-RCA-Command-5814A-12AU7-sub-NOS-NIB-Black-Plate-Vacuum-Tubes-Same-Dates-/321977459210?hash=item4af75a220a:g:nk4AAOSwSdZWcb2t

    I just received a pair of Gold Lion 12AU7's and a pair of 12AX7's and I have to say for a New Production tube, they sound VERY good from top to bottom. Absolutely no tube glare, very smooth, and priced right.

    http://www.upscaleaudio.com/gold-lion-ecc82-b749/
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,168
    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Now I have a starting point for my research. I do have a matching pair of Mullard NOS ECC83 / 12AX7 I could try with some others.
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
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