Southern Spy hits nail on head.
Originally Posted by John Robert
Rogue Audio Cronus pure vacuum tube amplifier. Integrated amplifier with EL34 output tubes producing 55wpc or KT77 tubes producing 75wpc. Heavy aluminum faceplate, optional tube cage available, blue LED. Alps volume control with solid aluminum remote included. Excellent, built-in, solid state, MM phono stage and headphone amp. Warm, clean, neutrally balanced sound with power enough for most speaker systems in medium sized rooms. Made in the USA.
Those tubes were probably made in the 1950s and stockpiled somewhere in the Sino-Soviet zone. The trendy (again) blue LED and ALPS parts made in Red China. The "heavy aluminum" that's used for the faceplate is no doubt so heavy because of all the lead used to make the "aluminum". LOL...
My American car is made from recycled steel that was once the Soviet Navy, filled with parts made by slaves of the Chinese Army and driven off the assembly line in Canuckistan.