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  1. A tour de force. Passionate, insightful, information packed. Thank you. I'll never be able to afford one but so love the fact that you have it.
  2. These babies pump. They were rated at 160 watts in ultra linear mode on the original KT90’s. These are fitted with KT120’s which are good for approximately 200 watts. (The amps can be switched to triode mode internally with a corresponding halving of power. I’ve always preferred listing to them in UL; your mileage may vary.) The De Luxe amps were streets ahead of the Compacts and featured premium components and arguably better design, layout and construction. These were made with optional Cardas wiring too (see photos of rear panels). I’ve had them for about 20 years and have had amazing service from them. Sure, the tubes have been replaced (twice!), the last time a couple of years ago with matched quads of Russian Tung-sol KT120’s. The big B+ caps have been replaced too (the originals were grey, you can see in the photos that they’re now blue). I’d rate them cosmetically at 8/10 and sound 10/10. The only reason that I’m getting rid of them is that I was smitten recently by a bad case of updateitis. Given our new near compulsory staying at home, you too might be wanting to work on your couches ar$e groove while listing to your music afresh. These amps will grab your speakers by the throat and make them sing like never before. I’m also selling separately a killer matching preamp. A VTL Ultimate – VTL’s reference preamp at the time. (See separate ad.) The amps can be auditioned in Ballarat (having regard for COVID-19 physical distancing requirements apply!) but shipping could be a pain in the ar$e as these babies weigh a tonne. (Well not quite; about 19kilo’s each.) However, I can supervise a professional packing/shipping company at buyers cost. I would also consider delivering them to an address or meeting place within 100kms of Ballarat. Asking $2600 (AUS peso's) approx $1600 US
  3. This was VTL’s reference preamp. A complete dual mono design from its two power cords to separate power supplies, dual circuits, to four outputs (2 per channel). I’ve had the pre for about 5 years. It has been serviced and any components that were not to spec have been replaced. All of the tubes test at the upper end of the range. So you should get years of trouble free enjoyment from what is regarded by many as a superb piece of hifi gear. The only reason that I’m getting rid of it is that I was smitten recently by a bad case of updateitis. Given our new near compulsory staying at home, you too might be wanting to work on your couches ar$e groove while listing to your music afresh. This pre will let you discover nuances that you didn’t know were in the recordings and deliver a real sense of timber and realism to the instruments that you’re listening too. I’d rate it cosmetically at 7.5/10 and sound at 10/10. See the photo’s. While the model number indicates a MM phone stage, you’ll see that there’s an input marked MC. You’ll also see twin rotary switches near the phono inputs. These provide for capacitance matching on a MM cart. A true audiophile classic. It can be auditioned in Ballarat, Australia (having regard for COVID-19 physical distancing requirements apply!). Ideally pick up from here. However, I can supervise a professional packing/shipping company at buyers cost. I would also consider deliver to an address or meeting place within 100 kms of Ballarat. Asking $2500 Australian peso's (About $1540 US) I’m also selling separately a pair of VTL De Luxe 160 mono blocks. (See separate ad.)
  4. Just wait for it to "burn in" - play music through it (no need to amplify/listen to it) for 200 hours or so - wow!
  5. Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has a view on whether to get the 0004 with the better USB board, or get it with the standard board and get a Singxer as well. I use a macmini with an external USB drive running roon.
  6. Hi Chris, et al - thanks for the great instructions - they're very clear and easy to follow. I've got a problem though - when I click on the 00011.mpls I do not get the streams populating, see screen grab. I've tried the process on a stand alone win7 box and on an iMac running Parallels and Win7. I don't have a blu-ray drive but do have the iso (the iMac auto mounts it and the Win7 box is running DVD Fab virtual drive). Any help would be appreciated.<br /> <br /> Cheers.
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