Rogers E20a II tube amplifier: shielding housing, enlarged output transformers and optional phono corrector
The British company Rogers UK, known for its modern version of the classic BBC LS3/5a monitors, has announced an updated version of the Rogers E20a II tube amplifier that complements them. The first appearance of the E20a was in the mid-90s. Now the amplifier has received anodized metal body panels: including an 18 mm thick front plate and a perforated curved grill.
Together, they protect an improved Class A circuit with output stages based on 6L6GT beam tetrodes from interference. The production of these lamps began in 1935.
The output power of the E20a II reaches 18 watts per channel. The novelty received increased output transformers, silver-plated terminals of the acoustic cable and mechanically decoupled fasteners of the internal parts.
The amplifier version can be selected from two options: with a built-in phono corrector based on a pair of 12AX7 input lamps or without it. In this case, three pairs of linear RCA inputs remain on board.
The price of the Rogers UK E20a II has not yet been announced.