Product: VAC Avatar Super Stereo Integrated Tube Amplifier; MM Phono; Remote
Product SKU: 35148
Serial Number: 0328403
Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including a small nick and scratch on the bias grill cover and a couple hard to see nicks on the surrounding surfaces. This item looks like new from just a few feet away. You'll have to examine very closely to find any signs of wear.
What is Included: Amplifier, Remote, Four Electron Tube KT88 tubes, Two Amperex 12AX7 tubes, One Japanese 12AX7 tube, One VAC 12Ax7 tube, Four Jan 12Au7 tubes, One GE 12au7 tube, Manual, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: Unknown
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: Integrated MM / High MC phono stage.
This is the Super edition of the V.A.C. Avatar amplifier, using KT88 output tubes rather than EL34.
"The phono section of the Avatar was simply superb, precisely mirroring the performance qualities and tonal signature of the amp's digital performance. Listening to the title tune of Jack DeJohnette's out-of-print 1977 masterpiece, New Rags (ECM 1103), the Avatar's phono section (in tandem with a Rega Planar 3 and a Grado Reference Standard) captured all the visceral dynamics of DeJohnette's drums and Mike Richmond's upright bass with the kind of dimensionality and vivid imaging—particularly in depicting the broad stereo sweep of the drum kit—that remains the main attraction of good analog" - Stereophile (Reviewing standard version of Avatar integrated)
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