THERE’S a unique opportunity to own a piece of audiophile history as Rogers announces a strictly-limited edition of its E40AiiLE integrated amplifier.
The pure Class-A tube amp’s production run will be restricted to just ten units, and comes about only by chance.
While working at Audio Note, Rogers’ Head of Design unearthed a handful of chassis transformers and PCB’s for this highly-revered amplifier. “They were just sitting in AudioNote’s store room”, says Andy Whittle, “and it was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
Rogers distributor Retrotone, based in Sittingbourne, bought the components and set about assembling all the parts needed to re-create this classic E40A from the 90’s. The striking Burgundy finish was chosen to make reference to the vintage Rogers amplifiers of those halcyon days from the 1960s.
Originally designed by Audio Note for Rogers, the Limited Edition version is in MkII form and features a revised phase-splitter and driver design featuring a pair of 6SN7 valves and an ECC83. An optional all-valve phono stage, using ECC83 tubes, is available.
“When they’re gone, they truly are gone”, added Andy who now overseas Roger’s loudspeaker and electronics production in the UK, and has recently re-introduced the BBC monitors the brand was famous for.
For details, contact Rogers’ distributor Retrotone: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07981 269404. The price per unit is £4,999 line only; phono £5,499.00. Details online at: https://www.retrotone.co.uk/product/rogers-e40a-ii-limited-edition-40w-class-a-integrated-valve-amplifier/
E40Aii LE specifications:
Pure class A operation 40W per channel
Valves: 6L6GC x 8, 6SN7 x 2, ECC83 x 1
Audio Note design output transformers with 4 & 8 ohm taps
Separate mains transformers for HT & LT supplies
4 line inputs plus tape loop
Phono Stage 2 x ECC83 suitable for MM cartridges. (Optional)
Optional valve MM phono stage available at time of purchase.