Bring on the Juice
if you have a speaker in the mid to low 80 db efficiency, you need to hear this VTL ST 150 amp. In Triode mode it'll deliver 70 watts, in Tetrode mode it hammers out 150 tube watts. VTL has a way of making a high current amp sound dynamic, with flesh and bones to the instruments. I've not been a fan of many 6550 based amps, always being a little thin, same with most KT120 and KT150's, yet VTL got it right with this one. At $6000, it's a bargain for what you get. I hope to one day soon have the 185 mono amps here, the big boys with EL34 output tubes. I've heard them many times and always think, hmm, what do I have to sell to get those? Schedule an appointment, the ST 150 is presently driving the new Treo CT's in Studio B. Remember what your teacher told you.... "A speaker will only do what an amp tells it to". This combo is talking to me....come hear if it talks to you.....Paired with either the VTL 2.5i or Ayre KX-5 Twenty preamps.
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