The Magnum is cosmetically identical to the Rogue Audio Ares. It features component upgrades.
- It uses a better step up transformer, Cinemag 1254, that provides more gain (about 10dB more) and better sound.
- The Ares Magnum uses better inner-stage coupling caps.
- PRP resistors in critical spots
- Improved internal wiring
- Improved RCA jacks
Rogue Audio Ares Description:
An ultra-high performance low noise tube phono preamplifier for low, medium, and high output mc and mm cartridges.
Truly fantastic sounding!
- Compatible with almost all low, medium and high output moving coil (mc) and Moving magnet (mm) cartridges.
- Pure tube circuit topology
- Precise RIAA equalization
- Custom Cinemag step-up transformers
- Massive fully regulated outboard power supply
- Toroidal transformer
- Internal settings with most popular loading options
- Internal setting for 150 Picofared or 0 capacitance loading
- Three gain settings: 40dB, 55dB, 64dB
- Timer delayed start for minimum turn-on noise
- Subsonic filtering
- Ultra heavy-duty gold RCA inputs
- Precision components throughout
- Machined aluminum faceplate
- Heavy (2 ounce) copper circuit boards
- Teflon/silver plated hook-up wire
- Detachable IEC power cord
- 17″ W x 9″ D x 5.5″ H
- Shipping weight 21lb
- Entirely designed and built in the USA
- 3 year limited warranty (six months on tubes)
For audiophiles looking for the next level of performance, Rogue Audio is ideal. Rogue’s tube circuit topology is top of the line, and their circuit layout has been engineered with the finest care; Rogue amplifiers also reproduce recordings with the ultimate in fidelity. These amplifiers also go beyond recreating great sound. Every piece of a Rogue amplifier is created with performance in mind. The chassis is crafted to resist scratching or corrosion. The aluminum faceplates are machined and anodized to maintain the highest quality appearance. The knobs are also crafted from heavy aluminum, while the connectors in the back are gold. These details create both performance and aesthetic excellence. They are also engineered to perform well past the intended use. The amplifier offers the same high fidelity experience, no matter how hard you push. While many amplifiers of this quality are astronomical in price, Rogue amplifiers are affordable and come with generous warranties. Overture is proud to be an authorized dealer for Rogue amplifiers. If you’re ready to audition a Rogue amplifier for a place in your sound system, stop by the Overture showroom to experience this brand for yourself. If you are interested in purchasing Rogue Audio products and have an electronic component that you would like to trade-in, please fill out Overture’s Trade-In Form.