The new RH-5 will deftly drive the most demanding headphones with a clarity, richness and tube smoothness that must be heard to be believed. And it includes stereo preamp functionality, too!
Beyond its remarkable performance and design, the feature rich RH-5 provides a wide variety of connectivity and user selectable listening options. You can even add an optional phono board (sold separately) and plug in your turntable. Ultra quiet, powerful and sublimely musical, the RH-5 offers a superb option for high end headphone users.
Award-Winning "Full-Bodied Sound"
"Because of its full-bodied sound, selectable gain, and extraordinary ability to drive low-sensitivity headphones, the Rogue Audio RH-5 is an important new high-value product," notes Herb Reichert in Stereophile, which honored the RH-5 as a Class A Recommended Component. "The Rogue RH-5 was able to resolve subtle differences among components under review. It will make an effective anchor at the center of my reviewing practice – just as I'd hoped it would."
"This is a great option to satisfy those who want to hear their music on a massive stage, especially classical fans," reports Dave Hanson, enjoythemusic.com. "Every time I popped on a big orchestral piece, I was quickly reminded of just how epic the RH-5's presentation can be. For those who love listening to classical music on the HD800, I would say this is an amplifier you should most definitely check out."
Two Tube Mu-Follower Design
The RH-5 uses Rogue Audio's highly acclaimed two tube mu-follower design. The tube complement consists of 2 x 12AU7/ECC82 tubes. High current MOSFET buffered outputs give you plenty of power for the headphones your choice. Output power is an impressive 3.5 watts (32Ω). Slow start turn on sequencing adds to the premium listening experience.
The RH-5 gives you generous connectivity. This includes three pairs of RCA inputs and one pair of balanced XLR inputs. Headphone outputs are provided via 3 pin and 4 pin fully balanced outputs as well as two 1/4" TSR headphone jacks, enabling a shared listening experience.
Three gain settings allow the output to be matched for either high, medium or low sensitivity headphones. An easy to read OLED display elegantly communicates component settings and volume. The display can also be turned off, if desired. The seven-button remote allows you to turn on the RH-5, change volume, select source and mute output as well as dim the display.
It's a "Splendidly Transparent" Preamp, Too!
The RH-5 is not just a superb headphone amplifier, it can also be used as the cornerstone of your two channel audio system. Offering both balanced and single ended preamplifier outputs, the RH-5 will also do a wonderful job of driving your preferred amplifier and speakers.
"As a line-level preamplifier, the Rogue RH-5's most noble traits were its ability to convey the weight and force of music, and the splendid transparency of its two 12AU7 tubes," reports Herb Reichert in Stereophile.
Optional Phono Board (Sold Separately)
An optional phono board also allows you to play your favorite records through either the headphones or loudspeakers. The onboard MM/MC phono has user adjustable gain settings of 43 and 58 dB to accommodate most popular cartridges. A wide variety of loading options also means your favorite cartridge can be configured to sound its very best.
Designed and Hand Built in the USA
RH-5 is entirely designed and hand built in the USA. Each unit is individually fully tested, burned-in, and auditioned, assuring you of great sound right out of the box. It comes with a three-year manufacturer's limited warranty from Rogue Audio (six months on the tubes).
- Two tube mu-follower design
- High current MOSFET buffered outputs
- L/R 3 pin XLR headphone outputs
- 4 pin XLR headphone outputs
- Two 1/4" TSR headphone jacks
- Multi function remote control
- Three faceplate accessible gain settings
- Three pairs of RCA inputs
- Slow start turn on sequencing
- One pair of balanced XLR inputs
- One pair of balanced XLR preamp outputs
- One pair of RCA preamp outputs
- Gold plated RCA jacks
- Machined aluminum faceplate and knobs
- OLED display with on/off
- 43/58 dB MM/MC phono stage (optional)
- RIAA equalization within 0.1 DB
- User adjustable cartridge loading
- Detachable IEC power cord
- Fully tested, burned in and auditioned
- 3 year limited warranty (6 months on tubes)
- Proudly designed and hand crafted in the USA!
Tube Complement: 2 x 12AU7/ECC802 tubes
Frequency Response: 5Hz – 50KHz +/- 1 dB
Gain Line Stage: 3dB/12dB/16dB (selectable)
Rated Output: 3.5W (32Ω)
Output Impedance: <0.1Ω (1KHz)
Gain Phono Stage: 43dB, 58dB
RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0.1 dB
Phono Overload: 40mV
Power Consumption on: 31W
Dimensions: 15”( W ) X 13.5 ”( D ) X 4” ( H )
Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Power Requirements: 120/240V – 50/60Hz