The FAP V1 the only vacuum tube 5.1/7.1 Dolby ProLogic II surround sound processor to be produced (original MSRP $13,000). This is designer Jim Fosgate's Signature Series processor, Serial No. 10 of 50, hand signed by Jim Fosgate. The component is unique in that it is the only vacuum tube driven surround sound processor in the world, utilizing Dolby ProLogic II. The surround experience of Dolby ProLogic II ranks as one of the industry's finest accomplishments in the past 25 years.
Unique to the FAP V1 is that it accepts any two-channel stereo source and outputs 5.1 surround sound, along with 7.1-channel bypass analog inputs and outputs. The two-channel stereo input can come from virtually any component, including a record player, CD player, streaming audio player, etc., and will output fantastic surround sound, making the component a truly universal surround sound decoder.
The FAP V1 is a work of art and features a bubinga wood and copper chassis.
This FAP V1 was infrequently used in one of Widescreen Review magazine's reference systems. No more than 50 hours on the unit.