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).
Hence our idea to create a custom audio amplifier, allowing the customer to starting right from the selection of the internal module, forming the nucleus of electronic amplifier which employs the reliability and audio performance. In addition to OEM modules, whose sale is reserved for hi-fi manufacturers, there are of course also on the market modules for the DIY sector and purchased directly by homebuilders.In both cases it is still compact modules and relatively simple to install which are designed as a plug & play devices often come with integrated power supply type SMPS (list amplifier modules).
Selected amplifier module, the second step concerns the choice of the aluminum enclosure where to install it. In each of the module's description are indicated the types of chassis used and the standard of achievable power amp models.
Finally you can choose and select any accessories, such as signal connectors and binding posts, power outlets, internal wiring, switches and more.
The "ACCESSORIES" menu shows the various types of input connectors (RCA and XLR) and of binding posts that can be used in the amplifier.
You can add signal attenuators and customize the front panels with all kinds of engraves.
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.