I brought this unit on Audiogon in December 2007. The VTL 2.5 is an all tube line stage preamplifier with Phono stage. It has 6 line stage inputs, phono stage, two pairs of outputs, a tape loop, and external processor loop (for home theater). Remote volume control and mute are included.
This preamplifier is in good working condition. It has 3 screws missing on the casing.
Arthur S. Pfeffer, Issue 114, October 1998, The Absolute Sound.
"... the TL2.5 is a superb performer and a great value. It delivers the respected VTL sound, incisive and luxurious at the same time and now most tastefully updated for the modern ears."...
Wayne Donnelly, November 1997, Fi Magazine
"...I expected a close shoot-out between these two contenders (referring to the Audible Illusions Modulus 3A and the TL2.5) but to my ear the verdict was obvious in a the first couple of days ... the 2.5 simply delivered more life, more beauty, more emotional involvement... If you're looking at a cost-effective system upgrade, or a low-risk entry into tubes, make sure you give this beauty a strong listen. It's a music maker."
Unit used in a smoke and pet free environment. I do not have the original box, but I will properly pack it and ship (with insurance) anywhere within continental USA. Payment by PayPal. No lowballers please.