Does the Rogue Cronus Magnum III have any real competition in its same price point of $3k?


If so, what is it? (new and tubes only please.)

Thanks!


shtinkydog
I used to have the 60wpc primaluna monos in a much smaller room than what I have now. I had them paired with APM-1s. That was a long time ago. I don’t know if 60 watts will be enough now, let alone 20 watts that the Raven has to offer. I’m trying to get the most tube power out of 1 unit, since I do miss the sweetness of tubes, but not go over $3k.  The units suggested look good, I just don't know if they'll work for me.  

Don't know if these compete but...

Black Ice Fusion F-35 Integrated amplifier $2100, up to 85 wpc
MA252 is around $3.5k hybrid
I've owned both a Rogue Cronus and a Raven Audio Blackhawk, though not at the same time. For me, the Raven is a much more musical, better built piece of gear and you get exceptional customer service from Raven (never had a reason to ask for help from Rogue.) At the time I owned the Cronus I also had an AES/Cary AE-25 amp and matching AE-3 preamp and it also sounded clearly better than the Cronus with the Merlin speakers I had at the time.
+1 Black Ice Fusion F-35.
Sfar:  So you were ok with the amp being 20wpc?? You didn't  miss anything compared to the Rogue?