CAF 2021: Overture | Rogue Audio & B&W

In Room 550, Delware-based dealer Overture Ultimate Home Electronics showcased B&W’s new 800 Diamond Series Speakers with amplification from Rogue Audio.

That’s the Rogue Audio Stereo 100 ‘Dark’ Amplifier ($4695) that uses a quad of KT120s in the output stage, delivering 100 Watts per channel (into 8 Ohms).

The Stereo 100 was paired with Rogue’s RP-7 Preamplifier ($4995).

While a Rogue Ares Magnum II Phono Preamp handled the output from a VPI Signature 21 Rosewood Turntable ($9250) mounted with a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star ES Cartridge ($1999.95).

On the digital front, a Marantz SA-10 S1 CD/SACD Player ($7499) spun the discs while an Aurender ACS100 Music Server ($3500) served the bits. Cabling and power products were provided by Clarus while everything sat on HRS racks.

If you called me a long time fan of Rogue Audio I wouldn’t object as my review of the Rogue Cronus Integrated Amp dates way back to 2006 (for 6moons).

During my visit, Rogue’s Mark O’Brien was spinning vinyl and this system offered a powerful yet relaxed presentation that was long on tone and jump. I think it’s time for me to re-visit with a Rogue integrated real soon…