Rogue Audio Sphinx 2, Integrated Amp, 100×2, $1400 with Remote
Rogue Audio’s Sphinx integrated amp has earned industry raves since it came out in 2013. It has two 12AU7 tubes in the preamp and 100×2 in the power amp. It’s been appreciated for its warm & solid sound.
Sphinx has just been upgraded to Sphinx 2. The price hasn’t changed! What has?
-Sphinx 2 has gotten a face lift- literally a new front panel
-The noise floor has gotten a tad lower.
-The headphone amp is improved, higher output
-The phono section is improved, higher output
-The “skeleton remote” is new and now features MUTE, as well as UP and DOWN.
As you might infer, Sphinx 2 is an audiophile TWEAK. It is still made in Pennsylvania and has a three year warranty. Available in black or silver.
Just to remind you of the nice things people have been saying about the Sphinx, here’s a review. Sphinx 2 will get more of the same, we’re sure!
Ron Doering of TAS (10-4-13):