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JimJ
07-11-2006, 06:32 PM
Just some pictures of the new Rogue Audio 66 line preamp, testing it with one monoblock.

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8040/66top9rf.jpg

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/3589/66detail4ld.jpg

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/1571/tubes4qg.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/536/psu8iy.jpg

Listening test, using an ancient Realistic bookshelf speaker, 12awg flat stranded wire and PG interconnects. Can't wait to get it installed in the real setup in my apartment...

http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/7894/testrig1fp.jpg

http://img270.imageshack.us/img270/585/tubes0qu.jpg

http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/4466/guts1hm.jpg

Beat_Dominator
07-11-2006, 06:34 PM
Awww, look at those cute little t00bs :)

Pretty nice man, some day I'll have my speakers built and I can boast about how much better my setup is than yours.

Chevyaudio
07-11-2006, 06:35 PM
Nice setup. I wish I had 1/2 the HT/home audio setup that your going to have.

Beat_Dominator
07-11-2006, 06:39 PM
Oh..... :laugh: @ the remote :)

JimJ
07-11-2006, 07:00 PM
The remote is neat...the volume pot is motorized, and the remote controls that. So there's no additional wiring in the signal path.

joetama
07-11-2006, 07:06 PM
Oooo Rogue Audio mmmmm......

theCybe
07-11-2006, 07:14 PM
Abbey Road? d'oh.

Everything else is beautiful. :)

JimJ
07-11-2006, 07:28 PM
Yeah, it's probably my least favorite...but it was laying around at the time ;)

These Mullards sound good. And the seller including a couple-year supply of other 12AU7's isn't bad, even if they are cheaper Russian ones :)

theCybe
07-11-2006, 07:51 PM
Listening party at Jim's. :) Er, .. I'll bring the CDs. ;)

How often do those tubes Poof? How many is a few years' supply?

JimJ
07-11-2006, 07:58 PM
Listening party at Jim's. :) Er, .. I'll bring the CDs. ;)

How often do those tubes Poof? How many is a few years' supply?

The tubes in the preamp are good for two years...maybe three if they don't see a lot of use. Same thing for the little driver tube on the monos. The big power triodes actually last longer, I'll probably go three years or a little more between changing those out.

I'll post some glowing shots tonight, but I think the operating points that Rogue uses for the 12AU7s are really low...so there isn't a whole lot of filament glow. The big tubes have thoriated tungsten filaments, so they're going to light up like a Christmas tree no matter how hard they're being run :)