Retro Rogers valve amp revived


Rogers have announced a strictly-limited edition of their E40AiiLE integrated valve amplifier. The pure Class-A tube amp’s production run will be restricted to just ten units, and comes about only by chance. While working at Audio Note, Rogers’ Head of Design unearthed a handful of chassis transformers and PCB’s for this highly-revered amplifier. “They were just sitting in Audio Note’s store room”, says Andy Whittle, “and it was too good an opportunity to pass up.”  

Rogers distributor Retrotone, based in Sittingbourne, bought the components and set about assembling all the parts needed to re-create this classic E40A from the 90’s. The striking burgundy finish was chosen to make reference to the vintage Rogers amplifiers of the 1960s. Originally designed by Audio Note for Rogers, the Limited Edition version is in MkII form and features a revised phase-splitter and driver design featuring a pair of 6SN7 valves and an ECC83. An optional all-valve phono stage, using ECC83 tubes, is available. The price is £4,999 for line only and £5,499 with MM phono stage.

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