Audio Research VT100MK II, those reading this already know this is one of the best ARC power amp at all time from the late William Z. Johnson.
This is the original VT100 MK II, as shown from the pictures. The old saying is if you want to listen to music, get the MK II, if you want to listen to hifi, get the MK III. Forget the VT100 MK I!
The VT100 MK II delivers 100W pure tube power and it is enough to drive any speaker but the most demanding one(but then, you probably will opt for the mega bucks power amp if you own one of those speakers). The music from VT100 MK II is musical involving and it throws a wide and deep soundstage and pinpoint imaging.
The VT100 MK II has balanced XLR and RCA inputs, and also provides a heavy duty metal binding post that can accommodate 2 sets of speaker spades for bi-wiring, which I really appreciate that when I use it with my Rogers LS3/5A.
It is in good condition but not mint, there are scratches on the front handle(faceplate is clean) and some minor scratch/ding on the removable top plate. I try to capture that on the pictures. The tubes has probably 500-1000 hours usage and they still run very strong and quiet.
I have the original ARC box for shipping and a copy of manual. Own this classic vintage amp while you can, the used market price on the VT100 MK II may go up in the future like the legendary SP10 and SP11.
Asking $2150 for this fine amp, add 3% for paypal.
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