Rogue RP-5 Review

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  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,529
    CBS Hytron 5814s are another great 12AU7 variant as are Telefunken smooth plates.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    GCE,
    2 year-old thread… is the honeymoon over, or are you still in love?
    I asked for selfish reasons
    I’m thinking about digging myself further down the rabbit hole…

    I’m wondering if there’ll be a substantial improvement in synergy between the 7 and my Rogue M180 monos Or A lateral move compared to my Cary SLP 98

    There’s like ONE review out there on the RP-7 . . . plenty on the 5, and all good I might add
    btw, Which preamp did you replace with the 5?.
    Any and all input is appreciated! TIA
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • gcegce Posts: 2,169
    Glenn,

    The honeymoon is not over. I started out using it for just my records (analog) as it has a very good phono preamp but now I also use it for digital files for my NAS.

    I love this preamp. it's very detailed, good separation and a good match with my amps.
    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: 3,306
    I'd love to own the RP-5 or the RP-7, either one would do just fine ;)

    I think the only real difference between the two is the 7 has a two pair of Balanced Inputs/Outputs.

    None the less, "Beautiful piece of Kit"!

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    I think the only real difference between the two is the 7 has a two pair of Balanced Inputs/Outputs

    I think you’re right!
    The huge price difference between the two has me leaning toward the 5
    I can’t justify the cost difference for the balanced upgrade
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • gcegce Posts: 2,169
    I don't think the 7 has a phono amp but other then the balanced inputs the 7 has the ability to turn off the display that you cannot do on the 5. I do wish I could turn mine off at times.
    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
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    edited February 12
    I found this on Agon . . .Nice updates to the New Rhumba 1.2

    new in box full warranty

    true Balanced TRANSFORMER COUPLED XLR connectors

    Our best-selling model has been updated with a more massive face plate, our latest power supply and gain stage technology, and all the rest you see below. $3,400.
    Upgrades found in the Rhumba 1.2, over the previous 1.1 model:

    Enhanced “all GreenForce” power supply – increases access to pure AC from the wall outlet, giving the Rhumba 1.2 even more rhythm and dynamics

    Improved power supply regulator

    Premium Jensen transformers

    More massive front plate

    Additional chassis damping throughout

    New Silk II circuit in gain stage and regulator for better dynamics, more sweet and open sound

    Ceramic tube sockets

    Phase correct

    Enhanced gold IEC inlet from Furutech

    Enhanced circuit board: double the copper

    Red/blue cover options, $100
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    I wonder if Bob offers an upgrade path for the original Rhumba .
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
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