Rogue Hera II and Athena-info wanted


Hi,

There isn't much info on either of these. Has anyone had a chance to hear them, and compare them to any other preamps? I had my heart set on getting a Herron 3a preamp (or possibly a McIntosh C2300 or ARC LS26 or LS27: basically something tubed but neutral) and the Rogue came up as another "neural and musical, yet tubed" option. An ex-local dealer was raving about them as well, but they discontinued carrying the line due to lack of name recognition. He did suggest trying to track one down.

Any opinions?
chiho
I have to cut this short as Im drunk.
Rogue cant be beat unless you have mega bucks.
I did audition an Athena for a weekend about 6 weeks ago and really liked it a bunch. It was very holographic and just brought the system to new heights. I could not afford it at the time and have ordered something else. One is for sale here right now at a great price.

It's also built like a tank!
I'm just curious, what did you settle on, a Rogue Hera II or Rogue Athena?
I have the Athena which replaced the BAT 32SE, and I have to say that the Athena is an incredible preamp! I am so happy to have it in place of the BAT because the BAT was harsh whereas the Athena is so musical. I love it!