VTL’s New Amplification Reference

  • Jason Victor Serinus

VTL (Vacuum Tube Logic), one of America’s most highly respected specialists in tube amplification, recently released its new flagship amplifier, the Siegfried Series II Reference monoblock. Outputting 750 watts of power into a 5-ohm load-in tetrode, and 375 watts in triode, each monoblock uses either 12 KT88 or 6550 power tubes—as chosen by the user at the time of purchase. A pair of these 2-foot-tall, 200-pound monoblocks is capable of driving even the most power-hungry loudspeakers while generating a beauty and clarity of sound that has few rivals. For the first time in VTL’s history, the Siegfried amp utilizes a completely redesigned audio circuit that is fully balanced and includes a variable damping factor feedback control to custom-tailor the amp’s response to radically different loudspeakers. The amp’s auto-biasing and fault-sensing circuits further guarantee easy operation and optimal performance. Re-voiced with premium Mundorf silver oil capacitors, the $65,000-per-pair VTL Siegfried Series II Reference Monoblocks are already receiving raves from audiophiles worldwide. (909.627.5944, www.vtl.com)

Photo by Jonathan Beer
The camera features wireless technology along with other significant upgrades…
Photo by Malena silva
Among the finest conduits for playing music from an untethered digital device are the KEF X300A...
Photo by VZPhoto
The world’s top hi-fi manufacturers take personal listening to new levels with these small but...
Peter Luehr
Bob Ludwig has perfected recordings by some of the greatest artists of the last 40 years...
Photo by Jeff Dorgay
The speakers’ powerful response belies their diminutive size…
The recent release of the Limited-Edition Linn Sondek LP12 (www.linn.co.uk) celebrates the 40th...
High-definition content looks better than ever on these cutting-edge 4K displays.
Photo by Berlyn Photography
Going to the movies is a treasured pastime for many American families. But for celebrities and...
Photo by VZPhoto
Harnessing the control and clarity of digital audio…
Photo by VZPhoto
Big McIntosh sound quality in a small headphone package…