It's the smallest of things.
The subtle detail, the nuance, the clarity, the unsuspected beauty. The touch of bow on string, the stroke of a guitar pick.
The lightest tap of a tympani from the back of the hall.
It's the large things, too. The fire in a soloist's technique. The power in a soprano, rising above the orchestra. The Herron Audio VTSP-2 respects the music. So much more than just the notes.
The Herron Audio VTSP-2 vacuum tube pream- plifier is designed to take the listener as close as possible to the original live musical performance.
State-of-the-art components and innovative design are combined using a purist approach that provides utmost clarity and reproduces the emotion, dynamics, and passion of the musical performance without adding or subtracting any colorations or distortions of its own.
The clarity of its performance is true to the source.
The VTSP-2 employs a volume control system
very similar to the highly-rated Herron Audio VTSP-1A/166, with the addition of a remote
control and level display. The VTSP-2 volume control provides 100 steps of discrete and precise channel- to-channel matched level control. The electronic stepped attenuators provide distortionless volume control that will not degrade with time or use.
The front-panel displays on the VTSP-2 are powered from individual latches and are not sequentially flashed (multiplexed) as in most display designs. This more-costly approach means that each relevant display element is continuously illuminated, and no audio signal path interference is generated from
The VTSP-2 front-panel input controls (and remote control) operate individual sealed gold-contact relays, located at the input connectors to insure pure connections, short signal paths, and long life.
Remote Control Functions:
Volume, Mute, and Mono/Stereo
Multifunction remote control
Volume level display (0 - 100)
Unity gain pass-through function - initiated by holding “video” button
Non-multiplexed display eliminating radio and audio inteference
Switchable absolute polarity
100-step volume control system with precision tracking and low distortion
Full-range, infinite-resolution indirect signal path balance control
Display brightness control
Tape out/in loop
Low noise design
High input-signal capacity without overload
Automatic muting at startup and shutdown
Gold plated, Teflon-insulated RCA connectors
Hand-picked components for accurate response and consistent unit-to-unit quality
Reversing power line (AC) polarity switch for minimizing line-to-chassis reactive currents and noise pickup
Each unit is given an extensive burn-in, including rigorous bench and listening tests
1 Hz to beyond 100 kHz,
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
100 ohms nominal at 1 kHzInput Impedance: 100,000 ohmsGain: 14 dB
100-position electronic stepped attenuator, maximum differential ±0.1 dB channel
<0.01% THD + Noise @ 1 volt r.m.s. outputAbsolute Polarity:
18" wide, 3.5" high, 10.5" deep
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