Rogers Speakers

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  1. Ingo Bingo

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    Hi all,

    i have a lovely pair of floor standing Rogers speakers, but can i find my brochure NO!!!

    Finding it hard to get some info on them, any ideas anyone? :lease:

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  2. Ed Selley

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    Been a dead company since '97. Company that now owns them puts the name on hoovers. I own two pairs of Db101's which I have an affection for as they look like Airscoops.
     
  3. Ingo Bingo

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    Im sure these are LS33 Or LS66, they were around £800 new in around 97 ish, i want to either upgrade or fiddle with them so i could do with knowing which ones they are ....typical, i buy it & they go bust!
     
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    Generally most Rogers speakers have a plate that lists the type and serial number on the back or bottom panel.
     
  5. Ian J

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    It has died many times.
     
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    This link may help you.

    http://www.mhennessy.f9.co.uk/rogers/
     
  7. Ingo Bingo

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    OK Guys thanx so far they are Rogers LS55 as on the back plate two way floor standers, nothing is given as to 2,4 or 8 ohms though DOH!

    OK now just upgraded my stereo system to drive these with 2 x NAD 2400 monoblocks / Bridged stereo Power Amps & a TAG PA20R pre amp, does anyone think (Yawn) Bi Wiring will help these Rogers or is it still a myth?

    Or any other Ideas Welcome

    Ingo again
     
  8. Ed Selley

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    They are almost certainly no higher than 6 ohm and more likely 4 if it helps.
     
  9. Ian J

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    There are some owner reviews here which you may find of interest.

    The name "Rogers" has been passed around a few companies with a few going bust but until recently the name has always carried on under new management. It's a shame if the name will be allowed to die out as it it still one of the great British Hifi names and their products would still sell on name alone.

    In the early seventies I met someone who was just getting into hifi and wanted funding to buy the assets of Rogers off the Receiver. He had been around USA putting together a portfolio of hitherto unknown names in this country and had arranged to import and distribute these names into UK.

    He told me about a company that specialised in speakers for pubs but also had a domestic range that wasn't imported into the country so he had taken on a distributorship. The USP of these speakers were that they were very small with a seperate bass module and I'm sure you can guess the rest :)
     
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    I believe the people that bought the same had the intention of doing so (I have a sneaking suspiscion they are the MS Singapore distributor) but they took a pounding in the late 90s' and it didn't get going. As I say, I believe it is now (sadly) possible to buy a Rogers branded hoover. Whether the BBC are interested in it as a referance cleaning product is unclear.
     
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    According to the Wo Kee Hong Group they still own and are promoting the Rogers brand. Their Rogers site is Rogers International, distribution is still only in the far east at the moment.

    I heard rumours that when the UK operation was shut down Rogers had several years worth of supply sitting in Hong Kong warehouses. I guess they will have sold them by now and any new production will be in China.
    I can't see any mention of a Rogers Vacuum cleaner but I'm sure if there is, it has a very nice sound. ;)
     
  12. Ingo Bingo

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    Thanks guys confirms my suspicions looks like they are 6ohms, my denon pma 1060 (supposedly 105 rms per channel) just wasnt doing these justice, now with the new set up should i biwire / monoblock / bi amp streo?

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