VTLTL-7.5 sIIusedMoving and need to down size so selling my VTL 7.5 Signature II preamp. In anticipation of selling, I just had it serviced and tested for several days by the VTL dealer who also installed new pre-t...7750.00
Moving and need to down size so selling my VTL 7.5 Signature II preamp. In anticipation of selling, I just had it serviced and tested for several days by the VTL dealer who also installed new pre-tested 12AU7 tubes from VTL. This preamp has been maintained in a clean non-smoking environment and is in excellent condition other than a few scratches on the top one of the units (see photo). Audiogon Bluebook prices this piece at $9822. I am the second owner. I’m throwing in a new vintage pair of RCA Tektronic 12AU7 tubes which cost $75 ea, in addition to the new set of pre-tested tubes from VTL. My price includes the 2.9% PayPal fee. Buyer pays shipping. Thank you.
The 7.5 II offers everything the reviews say it does… Here’s what Mike Malinowski of 6 Moons says: Summary Every component has strengths and weaknesses; some excel in the micro, some in the macro. The problem is that having lived with the Series I for three years and now the series II for a good spell, I actually have a problem discerning a serious weakness. Realizing there is no such thing as a perfect electronic reproducer, I looked for music that would highlight a component's subtle flaws so as to give a fair assessment of sonic signature. Yet from the smallest duets and chamber music through Jazz vocals through large symphonies and rock, the VTL consistently delivered music that grabbed me and kept my attention with passion and emotion. I could throw out a quibble like my preference for the ability to turn off the front display or maybe adding a few ticks more resolution as with the darT, but to dwell on these negatives would give them disproportional weight. The 7.5 is virtually flawless in form and function - with the sweetness of tubes, the excitement and dynamics of the best solid-state, flexibility and a host of customizing options.