Rogue Audio RP-5Price: $3500


Erich said: I found it a fundamentally neutral and wonderfully musical preamplifier that would easily be at home in an all-tube system, or one in which it’s mated to solid-state gear. In my estimation, the RP-5’s neutrality should make it an easy partner for just about any system.

Read the SoundStage! Ultra review.

The gist: American-made tube preamp that is rock-solid all around.