Rogue Audio Stereo 100 power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: AMG Giro G9 turntable & 9W Turbo tonearm; Linn Sondek LP12 Hercules turntable, SME M2-9 tonearm; AMG Teatro, EMT TSD 75, Hana SL, Koetsu Rosewood Standard & Signature Platinum, My Sonic Lab Ultra Eminent Ex MC cartridges; MoFi Master Tracker MM cartridge.
Digital Sources: Mac mini computer running Audirvana Plus 3.2; HoloAudio Spring "Kitsuné Tuned Edition" Level 3, Mytek Brooklyn, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Analog 2 DACs; JVC X-Z1010 CD player (used as transport).
Preamplification: Auditorium 23, Bob's Devices CineMag 1131, Dynavector SUP-200, EMIA, My Sonic Lab Stage 1030 MC step-up transformers; Lounge Audio LCR Mk.III, Musical Surroundings Phonomena II+ & LCPS power supply, Tavish Design Adagio phono preamplifiers; Pass Laboratories HPA-1, Rogue Audio RH-5 & RH-7 line-level preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: Bel Canto Design e.One REF600M (monoblocks), First Watt J2 & SIT3, Pass Laboratories XA25, PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium.
Loudspeakers: Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a, Harbeth M30.2 & P3ESR & P3ESR 40th Anniversary Edition, KEF LS50, Magnepan .7.
Cables: Digital: AudioQuest Cinnamon (USB), Kimber Kable D60 Data Flex Studio (coax). Interconnect: AudioQuest Cinnamon, Auditorium 23, Triode Wire Labs Spirit, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7. Speaker: AudioQuest Tornado, Auditorium 23, Triode Wire Labs American. AC: Triode Wire Labs American–Digital & Seven-Plus.
Accessories: AudioQuest Niagara 1000 power conditioner; Harmonic Resolution Systems M3X-1719-AMG GR LF, PS Audio PerfectWave PowerBase isolation platforms; Sound Anchor, TonTräger speaker stands; Acoustical Systems Smartractor, Dr. Feickert Analogue cartridge-alignment protractors; Musical Surroundings Fozgometer azimuth-range meter.—Herb Reichert

Rogue Audio Inc.
PO Box 1076
Brodheadsville, PA 18322
(570) 992-9901

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Another winner from Rogue Audio ($3,500) ......... Congratulations :-) ..........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Pair this amp with Rogue RH-5 pre-amp/headphone amp ($2,500, Stereophile Class-A) ......... We have not only a great amp and pre-amp combo, we can also have a great headphone amp ........ Now, that can be a great "desert island" system :-) ..............

Bogolu Haranath's picture

The interior of this amp looks a whole lot better than the $55,000 Constellation audio amp ....... This beauty is more than skin deep :-) .........

sfrogers's picture

Mark Sandman played bass. Dana Colley played sax.

Herb Reichert's picture

my screwup - thanks for pointing that out


christophervalle's picture

...continuously for over 30 years."

Perhaps more amazing, they surely suffered through numerous power outages of varying durations and degrees of abruptness, and simply came back on.

grantray's picture

The early Mac amps don't have power switches. They were designed to either be run through the preamps like the C8 or C20, or be fed continual power like refrigerators.

MonicaHunsinger's picture

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JohnG's picture

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doak's picture Mark O'Brien and the rest of the folk at Rogue Audio.
This review along with the pic of the ST 100's innards tell the story.
Their Stereo 100 is a HUGE amount of super-high quality amp for the bucks.
They just keep on whacking them out of the park.

avanti1960's picture

Rogue Audio RP5 preamp, Sony HAP-Z1ES digital player feeding Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers. This was ~ 3 years ago.
It is still quite literally the best sounding system these well traveled ears have heard. Absolute magic. Well done Rogue Audio and Stereophile!

tonykaz's picture

Rogue is made by people that answer the dam phone and sleep in Pennsylvania.

They seem to make nice Audio Gear and support their Customers.

They're able to hold on to Dealers for many years.

Looks, to me, like a worthy Company.

Thanks for taking the time on this one.

Tony in Michigan

ps. they even make an Audiophile Class D for Future thinking Solar Power People.

frankpic's picture

Great article - I have owned this amp for close to a year now. With all of the very expensive amplifier choices out there I am thankful that Rogue Audio considers price as a key factor. This amplifier is so good and competes well with amplifiers costing so much more. What a deal that flies in the face of escalating audiophile prices. The amp is built very well, dead quiet, delicate and powerful with wide soundstage, 3-D imaging and most importantly it conveys music with the body and size of the recording.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Herb should be reviewing 'modern take' JBL L-100 speakers ($4,000) ASAP, to go with this amp :-) ............

Herb Reichert's picture

to the Harman store to audition the L-100s now......


Doctor Fine's picture

This is getting weird.
First I complained five years ago to Mikey that the Technics direct drive turntables were being deliberately ignored...and NOW Herb says the same thing about direct drive being (wow-finally!) a GOOD thing.
Then I found BBC monitors and specifically Harbeth Monitor 30s.
So did HERB.
Then I bought a stereo 100 watt Rogue amp (Cronus Magnum II).
So did Herb.
Are you guys FOLLOWING me?
Just weird.
By the way Herb your writing is more entertaining than a monkey driving a Ferrari.
Take that anyway you want.
I meant it as a compliment.
Great review.

Herb Reichert's picture

When JA posted my first Stereophile review, a reader commented, "Oh great, you finally found a worse writer than Cory Greenberg!" I was very flattered. Likewise with your compliment.

Thank you for taking the time to watch me try to reach the clutch peddle.

happy 2019