Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III "Dark" integrated Amplifier
The Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III Integrated Amplifier is now available in this upgraded "Dark" version.
For 20 years the Rogue Audio Cronus has been the finest integrated tube amplifier in the world in its price range. It has gone through three major upgrades and several minor upgrades. Rogue has improved the sound, increased the power, and added features. But was it enough? Introducing the Rogue Audio Cronus Dark. With a comprehensive package of upgrades the Cronus Dark reaches a new level of refinement. The imaging defies reason for an integrated amplifier at any price point. The detail is remarkable and furthers the illusion of a live performance. Whether your sources are digital or analog the Cronus Dark will deliver an even more realistic and immersive experience.
Even at its attainable price, it outperforms other integrated amps costing many times more. The pure tube design provides a smooth, almost liquid sound that has made this amp a reviewer favorite. With circuitry borrowed from our most advanced amplifier designs, the Cronus Magnum's 100WPC effortlessly reproduces even the most demanding musical passages.
The Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III Integrated Amplifier features a number of exciting new upgrades. For vinyl enthusiasts, the phono section has been completely redesigned to accommodate both MM and MC cartridges. Two gain settings provide for 45dB and 60dB of gain so you can now use either high or low output cartridges. The phono also has five individual load settings so you can fine-tune the phono for optimal results.
A Triode/Ultralinear switch allows for on-the-fly switching between Ultralinear operation and pure triode. Ultralinear offers the most power and a commanding grip on the bass while triode provides a slightly softer and more romantic sound.
A completely new headphone circuit is based around MOSFET buffers capable of massive current sourcing. The design is basically a simplified single-ended version of our RH-5 headphone amplifier and puts out enough power to drive the most difficult headphones for clean crisp personal audio.
The line stage has been improved and has an amazingly low noise floor for a completely black background for your listening.
From a technical standpoint, the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III Integrated Amplifier uses a triode preamplifier coupled to our excellent Atlas Magnum power amplifier. A large oversized linear power supply stores tremendous energy for low-frequency response and dynamic headroom. The tube circuitry is cutting edge with short signal paths exacted in a low noise design. Finally, precision components are used to provide the transparency and air that are so critical to accurate musical reproduction.
- 100 WPC
- 20Hz-30KHz bandwidth
- 4 and 8 ohm transformer taps
- Slow start turn on sequencing
- Massive high storage linear (!) power supply
- (2) 12AX7, (3) 12AU7, (4) KT88 output tubes
- Gold plated RCA inputs
- Gold plated binding posts
- Machined aluminum faceplate
- 4 inputs (phono, line 1,2,3)
- 45/60 dB gain phono input +/- 0.1 dB 20Hz - 20KHz
- 2W Headphone amplifier
- Aluminum remote with volume and mute
- Buffered variable outputs (great for subwoofers)!
- Active outputs for subwoofer or biamping
- 4 RCA inputs (phono, line1, line 2, line3)
- All precision components
- Heavy (2 ounce) copper circuit board
- Full tube cage/cover (optional)
- Fully tested, burned-in, and auditioned
- Detachable IEC power cord
- 18" W x 17.5"D X 6.75" H (actual)
- 25" W x22"D X 11" H x 55 LBs (shipping dimensions)
- Power requirements: 120V/240V - 50/60Hz
- Entirely designed and hand built in the USA
Please reach out with any questions you may have concerning the Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III Integrated Amplifier.