Imagine a new kind of power amplifier that combines the best of both the tube and solid state technologies. An amplifier having the smooth and organic sound that only tubes can provide combined with the dynamics and slam of a damping factor of over Such an amplifier now exists! For Rogue Audio proudly introduces the Pharaoh tube hybrid integrated amplifier. The Pharaoh is conservatively rated at WPC into 8 Ohms and WPC into 4 Ohms and features a triode tube front end combined with a class D Mosfet output section that offers incredibly smooth and transparent sound with none of the fatigue often associated with earlier class D amplifiers.
I bought this integrated a couple of months ago before any serious reviews were out and without listening to it in the store. I felt comfortable doing this based on the reputation of Marc O. I built a somewhat humble system around the Pharaoh. Magnepan 1.
The sound of the Pharaoh with Zu loudspeakers is full, with great bass depth, nimble and nuanced attack and overall momentum. It is also improves on stereo realism and space. While Sphinx does a great job keeping dense music sorted out, the Pharaoh does it better. Headphone amp section is also a step up, weight and nuance with really excellent space and resolution—and can drive any phones to full output without noise. Press the front power button to disconnect loudspeaker output but keep phones operational. Rogue Audio Pharaoh home page here. Included: machined aluminum remote pictured , 6ft high quality sheilded power cable 14 AWG, 3C , printed manual, warranty registration card. To that end, the Pharaoh uniquely combines solid state power amplification with tube preamplification to deliver amazing dynamics as well as the organic midrange and sweet top end that only a tube amp can provide. The Pharaoh is truly a "one box" solution to all of your amplifier needs. From a technical standpoint, the all important preamplifier section utilizes a pair of long plate 12AU7 tubes configured in a mu-follower topology.
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