Product: Audio Research VT50 Stereo Tube Power Amplifier
Product SKU: 14063
Serial Number: 7398008
Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Very good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including a few minor nicks on the top edge of the faceplate and some small scratches on the top and side surfaces. This item has some very light wear but still presents like new from your listening position.
What is Included: Amplifier, 4 Sovtek 6550 tubes, 4 Electro-Harmonix 6922 tubes, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "The VT50 is compact in its physical dimensions, but has sufficient output (with hefty distributed power supplies) at 50 watts per channel to effectively drive and control just about any moderately efficient loudspeaker available today. It suffers not by sonic comparison or in musical resolution, but only in loudness capability in a given music system. Even so, comfortably realistic levels with surprising musical dynamics are easily within the VT50's grasp.
Based on the same circuit design as the VT100 and VT200, the VT50 features a dual-mono circuit layout reaching back to the large power transformer. Two matched pair of 6550-C tubes provide the output (one pair each channel), while four 6922 twin triodes serve as input and driver tubes (two each channel). Constant-current source technology (as used in the Reference Series) help maintain output stage balance and headroom under dynamic music conditions. Distributed power supplies yield a total energy storage of 354 joules (compared to 183 joules in the CA50), giving the VT50 remarkable dynamic snap in addition to its inherent sweetness and delicacy. And, like its more powerful siblings, the VT50 provides the convenience of both balanced and single-ended inputs for easy connection to any quality preamplifier."
Reviews: Sound Stage
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