In recent years, technological advances in digital matters have also greatly influenced the hi-fi sector. In particular, in audio amplifications, these advances have resulted in the birth and development of switching amplifiers (class D) which initially flanked and then equaled the performances of the traditional analog operating classes (A and AB). The main advantage of a class D amplifier is the very high efficiency which allows to obtain high powers even with relatively small modules and containers without heavy and bulky heat sinks.
Many audio amplifier manufacturers have thus convinced themselves to reposition their business on class D, however using the technology already developed by other companies such as, for example, ICEPOWER, PASCAL AUDIO, HYPEX and ANAVIEW.
These companies, called OEM ( Original Equipment Manufacturer ), have become the real protagonists of the market and the modules they produce are now also used by the most famous hi-fi brands, such as B&O, Jeff Rowland, Bel Canto, Gato Audio, AAvik, and so on.
For the most attentive audiophiles this means that the choice of an audio amplifier now depends on the OEM amplification module used and not on the brand affixed by the hi-fi manufacturer (whose characterizing contribution is increasingly based on the aesthetic design of the final product).
Rouge Class D
"Class d is perhaps one of the few relatively recent innovations in the field of amplification. Born, as often happens, to meet the needs of the professional world, it has very specific characteristics:
weights and low consumption
Over the years it has achieved a fine sound quality. For an extremely competitive price you can buy amplifiers that can deliver all the power you need. Rouge Audio will simply "package" you a customizable product from the cabinet to the connectors that meets your technical and aesthetic needs. "
Francesco Taddei, Digital AF 27.10.2020
So we started to realize a modular custom audio amplifiers, based on the class D boards requested by the customer. Our company was the first in 2016 to start making and marketing audio amplifiers according to this system called Building Blocks Audiophile Amplifiers.
We take care of the implementation of these modules and the design of the final product which can still be customized according to the customer's requests.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS HANDCRAFTED
The standard series are the STUDIO (cheaper and more essential chassis) and the ALAUDA (all-aluminum chassis of fine manufacturing).
FINISHES & ENGRAVINGS
The front and rear panels can be finished and customized with hand-made engravings on aluminum or anticorodal.
You can add signal attenuators (among the best shunt, ladder or relay stepped attenuators) with numerical control display and IR remote control
Surely this different approach to the purchase of an audio amplifier requires a minimum of listening experience and a knowledge of the market. Otherwise our staff is always available to provide any support and useful advice in this regard.
The Rouge amplifiers, for the reasons given, are made exclusively on order. The times and the costs of realization vary according to the chosen components.