Rogue Audio hard to resell, has it fallen out of favor ?

I've had a Rogue Sphinx 3 listed for a month at what sure looks to be a great price- $899. A few half hearted inquiries who then go dark. The unit is $1600 new. I haven't even gotten any low ball offers- which usually happens with any item I post, its part of the process. Meanwhile I've sold a Pass 250.8, An ARC REF150SE, and two other expensive amps with little trouble. 


Is the low end of the market suffering? Is Rogue falling out of favor ? My listing is at least $100 lower than a similar one and I think they're both priced fairly. I'll keep it rather than list for any lower. 


Any idea of what's going on ? 




perhaps too many of em for sale for too long. i never saw something so current so common on the used market. i never hear or read anyone say its crap or loaded with design flaws, so i figured either the new sales were off the charts, its a gateway amp or its especially popular with who hqave chronic, rapid-onset upgrade-itis. right now is one of the rare times where i dont see any chronus magnum for sale on hifi shark.

Probably because other people have a similar priced unit that they feel is as good or better than the Rogue unit.  Most people are trying to upgrade and not move sideways IMO.



The Sphinx is a great 2 channel integrated amplifier at the price point, with the power for most systems and offered by a company that supports their products. It is a hybrid having tubes in the preamp stage, some want to avoid tubes. It has features than many would not need, phonostage and headphone amp, and two many would like, DAC and processor loop. Therefore making it somewhat more esoteric a product.

I own a version 3 and am not using the phonostage or headphone amp at the moment. I would use a processor loop if it had one.

@cey your thoughts are spot on ! think. I'm in a FB group for Rogue owners and  many owners of the amps are so pleased with the performance that they ask a lot of questions about upgrading to the other models.I only have a Rogue preamp so I don't participate in those conversations, but there seem to be new ones daily.

The Rogue Sphinx is a great integrated amp especially because the phono stage was upgraded. It’s a hybrid so the tubes are on the input. The rest is solid state. I have recommended this amp to so many people. That being said the helicopter money is gone and probably now the people buying said amp or in that price range are the ones who can afford it. I think 66% of the people maybe 68% with our new guests have $1000 beyond their monthly bills. That is really limiting buyers. Every audiophile store said they had the best three years ever starting in 2020. I just hope and prey these price hikes will calm down before the whole world implodes on itself. I feel selling that Sphinx in a month was good especially if you received close to asking price. The sad truth is things change. You have to sell when the market is hot. If you don’t you will not make that same return on your investment overall. I will bet in a year or so you will be amazed at what you can buy for very little money. My advise is sell everything you are not using or maybe even need. This is good for you, AGon, and probably even the buyer who could not afford a Sphinx for $1700. 
Also, Life is way to short to get upset with each other. We are a small group of people who should be helping more people enjoy the audiophile world. I know I appreciate your advise weather you have 1 or 13,000 posts.