Integrated Amps

Re: Integrated Amps

Postby Stringreen » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:43 pm

separates always sound better to me
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Re: Integrated Amps

Postby mreeter » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:33 pm

soundwatts wrote:I am using the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum ii. It's a very good match with my Sonus Faber speakers.also an excellent match with the manley Chinook at 60 db of gain being driven by an Ortofon quintet black .3 mv output. Well made and great extention and detail


I owned the Cronus for over three years. I thought I wanted to up my game a little and sold it, bought a pair of Rogues M-180 Monoblocks and a Perseus Preamp. Much to my surprise was that the separates didn't really 'Blow Away' the Cronus. If fact, the Cronus was not embarressed in the least. A slight gain in Dynamics and weight, but that was about it.

The Cronus Magnum II has to be one of Audios 'Best Values'
VPI Classic Signature SE
VPI SDS
VPI 16.5
Modwright LS-100 Linestage Preamp
Rogue Audio Ares "Magnum" Phono Preamp
VAS Audio Citation II Monoblock Amps
Polk Audio SDA SRS 3.1TL
Dual Rythmik F8 Subs
MIT S1 Shotgun/Audio Sensibility Wires
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Re: Integrated Amps

Postby soundwatts » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:13 pm

Agree with stringeen

I went the other way from Conrad Johnson separates to the Rogue integrated. It cut out the complexity I used to have tweaking connectors between components. And the expense.
Prime Signature
Ortofon Quintet Black
Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum ii
Manley Chinook Phono Stage
Sonus Faber Venere 2.5
Bluesound Vault 2
CAL Icon Mk2 CD Player (no longer used after purchasing new Scout)
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Re: Integrated Amps

Postby gene9p » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:05 pm

I just added the amp mod to my new Vinnie Rossi LIO. Incredible sounding!!. I don't know how he does it.The mod weighs a pound..my Mac amp 75lbs..... The LIO integrated is like no other I have heard b4. :D

My Mac amp is sold that fast..wow...it's just me and the LIO
CLASSIC 2 WALNUT,w CLASSIC 3 ARM, SDS
HW SPECIAL VAS NOVA .4v
MANLEY CHINOOOK
Vinnie Rossie LIO integrated
KRELL CD Player
BRYSTON BDA-1
HARBETH 7es-3
MORROW AUDIO + AUDIO SENSIBILITY Cables
WAYNE'S OUTER RING
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