I have this as my reference and it has beaten many preamps( krell,lamm,mac,audio research sp-26,bryston, pass to name a few ) in my listening room. I use to mate this with the Linear A power amp driving my avantgrde trio speaker . Had this for about 3 years and recently switched to audio pax mono 88 power amp and my brand new MBL 6010d preamp is on it's way so i will not need this any more. Frankly the MBL for $26000 is barely better, but hey who are we kidding, we are always looking for barely better. That is why we are audiophilles, not just music lovers, right? works perfect, no issue.
In case you never heard this baby, it is noise free, i mean with my avantgarde i can't hear a thing with my head inside the horn! Stage depth is amazing, imaging is razor sharp and detailed. Frequency response is as flat as the prarie. My few complaint is that it have no remote, the volume steps are too far apart for the avantgarde as they are 107db sensitive so i can never get the perfect sound level. I probably will regret spending huge money for the MBL as the vibe is a very tough act to follow.
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