We don’t want you to compare the ProLogue Premium to an integrated that sells for $3495. That’s too easy. We want you to compare it to an integrated that sells for $7000. Compare it for the things that really count. Build quality like point to point wiring. Premium parts like an Alps Blue Velvet Volume control. Custom-wound output transformers for super-wide bandwidth and REAL bass that has punch and follow-through. Engineering like Adaptive AutoBias, Bad Tube Indicator, Super Quiet Relay source selection instead of cheap switches, and SmartWatts which assures you no headaches that for years have been associated with tubes. No longer will you be a slave to worry about how much time you left your amp on. Turn it up. Have fun. Use it every day. All day.
You can compare the sound and it will become immediately apparent. But if that's not possible, don't worry. The most well-known experts in audio have done it for you. While most products you read about get good reviews, they don't get chosen by the experts for their own personal use.
Bob Deutsch, an expert in audio and a well-known senior reviewer at Stereophile magazine, reviewed the ProLogue Premium in 2012. Not only did he give it a great review, he loved it so well he asked if he could continue to use it for writing reviews of top-name loudspeakers. For years now it's been mentioned in the pages of Stereophile, but in one 2015 review in particular, he really summed it up by saying:
Did he say Martin Logan Montis? Those big electrostats? Yup. Just like in solid state, you can have a 100 watt receiver and it doesn’t sound as good as a high quality 50 watt amp. As an experienced audiophile, you probably already know that power has nothing to do with sound quality. Here is proof. Speaker reviews written by a qualified professional using a 36 watt amp. Welcome to the world of educated buyers.
(8 Ohms, 1% THD)
|35 watts x 2 EL34
40 watts x 2 KT88
44 watts x 2 KT120
48 watts x 2 KT150
|Inputs||4 Pair RCA +
1 Pair HT Bypass
|Outputs||4 & 8 Ohm|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-30kHz +/- 0.5dB|
|THD (1W/1kHz)||< 1% @ full power|
|S/N Ratio||89 dB|
|Power Consumption||300 watts|
|Standard Tube Compliment||4 - 12AU7
4 - EL34
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||14.4" x 8" x 15.4"|