I'm interested in purchasing the Rogue Audio Sphinx V3 based on all of the positive reviews for not only Sphiunx V1-V3, but several of the other Rogue products. Fundamentally I believe in the "bang for buck" type of products, and that there are always a handful out there. For example, I've been extremely please with my DALI Ikon 2s which I'd put in the same bucket.
Separately I very much like the concept of each piece of equipment doing one job. I understand that this is an Integrated, and maybe one day I'll get my dream of all separate components. I mention this because the Sphinx is pure analog. I like that all of the funding that went in to this component hasn't been "wasted" on features. To complete the picture, I'm using a Pro-Ject Carbon SB and a Pro-Ject Tube Box S. I'm extremely curious about comparing the phono pre-amps. At some point I will add a digital source, but while I'd really like that to sound exceptionally nice, my focus is on the analog.
As I've yet to read a negative review on any of the Sphinx versions, I was hoping I could get some opinions specific to the V3, and hopefully some insight to the pairing with the DALI Ikon 2s.
Can't speak about Rogue, but if you're looking for a system improvement,, when I owned the Tube Box it improved significantly by replacing the tubes with Black Sable offered by Tube Depot. Worth a try if you haven't replaced them yet.