Siegfried II monoblocks in Black.
Amps have ZERO use this past year as they have been disconnected.
Amps have no visual scratches or marks anywhere. Rated 9 of 10 conservatively...
Both sets of tubes are included ( KT88's / 6550's ) so you will have the best of both worlds.
All accessories and crates are included.
US version ( 115 V )
This is your chance to own one of the BEST reference amps on the planet in like brand new condition. The upgrade cost from series one to two is $30k.
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Absolutely no visible flaws whatsoever.
…But perhaps more pertinent, the Siegfried IIs deliver music with detail,
suppleness, authority and finesse — from top to bottom, no matter the
speakers with which they are used … the Siegfried IIs go beyond well and
into transcendent territory. Voices were always full and vivid,
instruments rich in timbre, their tonality remaining individual and true
no matter the demands of the recording … About four years ago, shortly
after The Audio Beat first appeared, I mentioned in one of my reviews an
amplifier top-five list — a personal tally of the best amps I had heard
regardless of price or technology. … And now at the top of that list
sits the VTL Siegfried II. Read the full review here …
- Marc Mickelson, “VTL Siegfried Series II Reference Mono Amplifiers”, TheAudioBeat.com, March 12, 2014
it excels at delivering a vast image with tremendous control over the
individual instruments, each textured and layered in the hall.”
“I’ve simply never heard a grand piano delivered with this kind of shuddering depth.”
“This amplifier offers an experience.”
“It isn’t simply a pleasure to listen to but a delight.”
“VTL has produced an amplifier that comes about as close to doing it all as anything on the market.”
Read the full review here …
- Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound, “VTL Siegfried Reference Series II Monoblock,” October 2014
In listening with Luke and Bea, I was struck once again by the sweep and
command, rich textural sonority of the amplifiers, whether it was
reproducing Anne-Sophie Mutter on solo violin or a prized Decca LP
recording of Benjamin Britten and Mstislav Rostropovich playing
Schubert’s Arpeggione. The impact of the piano and the plangency of the
cello truly were riveting. You can really hear how well these
high-powered beasts lock onto the Wilson’s 13” and 15” drivers – no
problem with damping factor here! ”
“If you take a look inside, the parts quality and craftsmanship are
impeccable. For tubed high-power, this modern design is attractive,
reliable, and, above all, sonically extremely enticing.”
Read more here …
- Jacob Heilbrunn, “VTL Siegfried and Wilson XLF,” June 16th, 2014, TheAbsoluteSound.com
GOLDEN EAR AWARD
… The new Siegfried thus couples a majestic soundstage with a sumptious
level of finesse and bloom to offer a musical experience that lingers in
the ear long after the notes themselves have faded away.
- Golden Ear Award, Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound, September 2013
After having lived with the Siegfried IIs for a month, not only did the
amplifiers impress myself and our group of writers [at AudioTechnique],
but our friends from the recording industry who brought over their new
recordings to our listening room for the final pre-production sound
check also learned a lesson. Their first impression was naturally
influenced by the look of the amplifier – such a huge and heavy tube
amplifier made in the US and using 12 tubes per monoblock – there is no
doubt that the amplifier would sound powerful and dynamic, but what
about refinement and musicality? Would they be lacking in these
aspects? A series of such questions would follow … however, after I
played them a range of different music, their reaction would be shocked
and then followed by praise. No matter whether I played music fast or
slow in tempo, popular or classical music, small chamber or huge
orchestral music, they heard more clarity, greater inner detail, the
instruments closer to live, main theme and background easier to
differentiate, the richness in the texture and timbre etc. are all areas
which are difficult to find fault. Some of our friends naturally
expressed their disbelief and asked “Are these really tube amplifiers?”
In our magazine’s listening room, the Siegfried II driving the Evidence
Platinum convincingly demonstrate that these are truly high end
products that are worthy of their cost.”
“During the period when the Siegfried II resided in our listening
room, everyone who has heard these amplifiers has given them high
praise. Regardless of the type of music you are playing, they will give
you delicacy, romance, beauty, and passion. When we played the Taiko
Drum recording, the huge drum that exploded as if from the depth of the
earth shocked us –the palm of our hands started to perspire. For the
price of $715,000 HK per pair is not inexpensive, however, when you
think about the detailed and intricate design, and the total dedication
with which the product is manufactured, plus the superior sound that is
so hard to find fault, I still think that this product is well worth its
price. The only question is whether you have the room to accommodate
this pair of great sounding little giants.”
Read the full review in English here …
- Lincoln Cheng, “VTL Siegfried Series II Monoblock Amplifiers,” AudioTechnique (Hong Kong,) Issue 393, June 2014
Remarkably quiet, wide band, as linear and tonally neutral as the best
solid-state amps, and with just a kiss of the effortlessness tube lovers
find so addicting, the VTL Siegfried II was as neutral and as uncolored
as any tube amp I’ve listened to.”
“…the Siegfried’s bottom-end performance was so good that I never felt
the need to switch back to the darTZeel NHB-458s for one of my many
evenings of listening to rock. In addition, it gave nothing away in
terms of overall speed and transient clarity to achieve its impressive
“If I had to describe the Siegfried II’s overall sound in one word, I’d
choose creamy. But that creaminess wasn’t overly rich… the Siegfried was
more coherent and delivered greater upper-octave sonic sophistication.”
Read the full review here …
- Michael Fremer, “VTL Siegfried Series II Reference monoblock power amplifier,” Stereophile, Vol. 37, No.5 May 2014
I noted an absolutely intoxicating sound – effortless, smooth,
captivating, and inviting, with outstanding scale, impact, and grace.
The quietest passages of music exhibited the same delicate, confident
strength as the loudest passages… Read the full report here…
- Stephen Mejias, Stereophile RMAF 2011 show report
…Did I have a favorite room at the show? Yes, the Brooks Berdan room
that I visited after hours, and that paired the VTL Siegfried IIs with
Wilson W/P Sashas, state-of-the-art dCS gear, and Cardas Clear cabling.
(I did not hear the vinyl component in this room). It wasn’t the most
neutral sounding room at the show, but it was a revelation. Not only was
the soundstage awesome—okay, an overused word, frighteningly Valley
Girl, yet entirely apt in this instance—with mesmerizing, all-enveloping
images extending way up the ceiling, but the system also had the
ability to reveal the inner emotion of music. What more can you ask for
than a revealing, honest system than enables you to feel the heart and
soul of the music, and share in the very act of creation? …
Read the full report here…
- Jason Victor Serinus, Jun 2012, Stereophile, T.H.E. Show Newport report
Time and time again, I’ve had the good fortune of running into VTL’s
Luke Manley just as I arrive at a show. It’s always a pleasure to chat
with Luke and just as fun to listen to music with him. While his room
often represents my very first chance to listen at any show, the sound
he and his partners create is one that stays with me for the duration.
That was the case again here at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach.
This time, we heard VTL’s Siegfried Series II Reference monoblock
amplifiers ($65,000/pair) driving Wilson Audio Sasha loudspeakers
($27,900/pair). The linestage was VTL’s TL-7.5 Series III Reference
($20,000), and, for vinyl, VTL’s TP-6.5 phono stage… Tempo High
Fidelity’s John Quick played an interesting track called “Oh Pretty Boy,
You’re Such a Pretty Boy,” from Menomena’s Mines, and, before anything
else, I heard the singer inhale. It was a brief moment, filled with
potential. I knew right away that I was in for a treat. This music was
alive. It was more than just the weight of the music, more than just the
quick, agile, definite starts and stops, though those things were
impressive, too. It was the sense of anticipation before each plucked
string, each melodic twist and turn—a traction, force, and utter control
that not only made listening exciting and enjoyable, but made me feel
like an essential part of the music-making. This is a musician’s system.
A music-lover’s system.
Read the full report here…
- Stephen Mejias, Jun 3, 2012, Stereophile, T.H.E. Show Newport 2012 report
… As with a system set up at THE Show Newport and the California Audio Show,
top-level VTL electronics — including the Siegfried Series II
monoblocks ($65,000/pair), TL-7.5 Reference Series III line stage
($20,000), and TP-6.5 Signature phono stage ($8500) — drove Wilson Audio
speakers, this time the brand-new Alexia
($48,500/pair), to produce one of the show’s superior sounds. But
that’s something of a misnomer, as this system was truly about the
totality of the music, not the parsing of sonic traits … We spent the
final hour of the show listening to this system with our music, as well
as whatever Luke Manley and Bea Lam of VTL wanted to play. Analysis mode
was disengaged, as we played everything from Randy Newman to Peter
Gabriel, from János Starker to Keith Richards — either CD or LP. The
system handled it all, sounding flawlessly adept with any kind of music.
That was ultimately the impression we were left with — one of true
musical proficiency and versatility.
“If any amps deserve the title “mighty,” it’s the VTL Siegfried IIs.”
Read the full report here…
- Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, RMAF 2012 Show Report
… The IIs do every single one of these things better than the original
Siegfrieds. And on a gestalt level, the IIs provide a sense of limitless
power, musical/harmonic authority, and ineffable nuance.
…What I can tell you is that if you own the originals, then get the
upgrade, even if it takes a(nother) mortgage. And, if you auditioned the
original Siegfrieds, loved their naturalness and musicality, but,
perhaps, wanted more transparency, transient speed, musical authority,
or power, then get to a VTL dealer to experience the IIs…
Read the full comments here…
- Lee Schwartz, Purdue University, Siegfried II/TL7.5 III/TP6.5 Owner, October 2012
…. I can advise that your amps ROCK! There are so many areas of
improvement, that span the spectrum from lowest octaves right up through
to the stratosphere, that comments on tonal changes become irrelevant.
These amps are just as wide open and transparent (pardon the over-used
pun) that one is aware of music from a totally different frame of
reference. Now I find myself listening to the complexities of the
musical performance and how instruments are being played or vocals sung,
rather than to the sound per se. I think this is a major step up from
anything I have previously enjoyed because it is on a totally new level.
I find myself listening to a wider range of music and immediately being
engaged and getting involved in it… it is a cold & rainy day so I
am off back into the listening room to spin some more vinyl. Well done
to all the team… a triumph !
- Paul Quilter, VTL Distributor, New Zealand, November 2012