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VTL TL-7.5

VTL's TL-7.5 is destined for the most discerning music lovers who want state-of-the-art performance along with ultimate control. To that end, every aspect of the TL-7.5 has been carefully thought out to provide the last word in sonic realism and system flexibility. The TL-7.5 is configured in a unique two-box design. One unit contains the multiple regulated power supplies and audio switching controls, while the other carries only the amplified audio signal, uncontaminated by AC line or control microprocessor noise. This makes for an audio signal of utmost purity, unaffected by external influences.

 The groundbreaking new audio technologies that VTL has unveiled over the past three years are now available in its latest Signature preamp: the new TL-6.5 Signature Preamplifier. “While it is always interesting developing cutting edge designs, what is really exciting and rewarding is to see what the technology will yield at lower price points” said Luke Manley, President of VTL. “With a more affordable price tag the TL-6.5 brings the unrivalled sound and unparalleled functionality of its Reference big brother to a wider market: We’ve taken the proven technology and sound quality of the critically acclaimed world-beating TL-7.5 Reference Preamplifier and scaled it into the single-chassis TL-6.5.”



For music lovers who insist upon the sophisticated technology of a flagship product, but want it in a smaller, more affordable package, the TL6.5 is the perfect choice. Its neutral, smooth, natural sound, extraordinary dynamic expression, and luxurious finish make this the ideal centerpiece for your system for many years to come. In applying the latest technology to the design of the TL-7.5 Reference Preamplifier, we are proud to present this product to our most discerning customers.


VTL TL-6.5


Imagine a fully balanced all tube preamplifier which shares the same superb sonic signature, luxurious cosmetics and full functionality as VTL’s legendary TL-6.5 and TL-7.5 reference line stages at a fraction of their price. Got it? Bravo! You have conjured up an image of the new and extraordinary VTL TL- 5.5 II preamplifier.


The fundamental qualities that made the original TL-5.5 special (its all-tube design, the optional retrofittable phono stage, and its superb sonic characteristics) are there in the VTL 5.5 II in a highly refined and more detailed presentation. What is completely new is the application of advanced audio and power supply technology sourced from VTL’s TL-7.5 Reference and TL-6.5 Signature preamplifiers. This technology uses a simple balanced differential tube topology with low negative feedback and a high current/low impedance tubed output stage in a low-noise microprocessor-controlled design. Top quality parts, fully balanced operation and precision-regulated and shielded power supplies, and not a little audio design magic, all account for the new TL-5.5’s melodious yet neutral sound, high resolution, transparency, speed and powerful dynamics.




Similarly, VTL’s latest thinking from their new and acclaimed TP-6.5 Signature phono stage is now applied to the optional MC phono stage, which can be easily retrofitted internally. It offers 68dB of gain, balanced output with a JFET/12AU7 high current MC stage (or high-grade step up transformer), and a split-pole passive RIAA stage with a dual 12AX7 MM stage for maximum headroom voltage swing. Triple-cascaded precision power supply regulation, full gain and load setting with RIAA enhanced as well as a rumble cut function translate into a clean and quiet, yet dynamic, sound that brings out the very best in your vinyl.

I’ll admit it! When Luke brought the TL-5.5 II over for a listen, we all crossed our fingers. These days what is needed, a lot more than a better mouse trap, is a reasonably priced preamp that stands out from the crowd as the best in class, period! Fortunately, after a lengthy audition we can state categorically that the TL-5.5 II does just that! So, as we uncrossed our fingers we breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that our customers could o home with a VTL TL-5.5 II and never think twice about their choice because, in its class, this preamp beats all!


VTL TL-5.5

The TL-5.5 all tube line stage preamplifier is designed for maximum performance from a single ended line source. Its distinguishing musical characteristics are defined by its clarity, agility, and exceptional soundstage. Over and over again, listeners describe the listening experience as "three dimensional... deep soundstage... precise instrumental images... accurately conveys the ambiance of the concert hall..." This high performance work horse is a totally dual mono design with separate power supply for each channel. The best quality parts are used throughout this system -- with all Multi caps in the signal path. With 6 line inputs, 2 pairs of outputs and 1 balanced output, 1 tape loop, 1 external processor loop (for home theater), 1 record out, and optional internally retro-fittable phono stage which supports low output moving coil, you can rest assured that this preamp will plug and play into your existing system and more than meet your most demanding audio and video needs with super sound. Remote control for volume, mute and phase reversal are all standard.

Designed to give you maximum control over a wide variety of sources, you'll be surprised how easy it is to fit the TL-5.5 within your budget. Visit your nearest dealer and bring one home to listen now. We're confident that this is one investment you'll be happy with for a long, long time.

The TL-2.5 all tube line stage preamplifier is designed for performance -- giving you music that is direct from the source, in the most realistic, colorless and truthful way we know how. This preamp is packed with features to give you the maximum control over all the audio and video sources in your system. With 6 line inputs, an optional internally retro-fittable phono stage, two pairs of outputs, a tape loop, and external processor loop (for home theater), you can rest assured that this preamp will plug and play into your existing system in no time at all. Remote volume control and mute comes standard.

Above all, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you find out how little the TL2.5 costs. This sturdily built unit, with quality parts, will take your breath away with its clear, upfront sound. Visit your nearest dealer and bring one home to listen now. We're confident that if you're not a member of the VTL family today, you will be one very soon after that.


VTL VL-2.5




The Siegfried amplifier is a product of 5 years of intensive R&D, designing, testing, refining and listening. This 800-Watt reference mono block amplifier eliminates the continual tweaking and guesswork that usually comes with owning large tube amplifiers. The amplifier features an embedded logic-controlled automatic tube biasing circuit to ensure that Siegfried is running optimally at all times. Sound quality took a significant leap forward, due in part to the use of new precision-regulated power supplies. Benefits heard include increased dynamic headroom and a tighter, more tuneful bass. And now, the mighty Siegfried is offered in a 400-Watt stereo version, the reference S-400.





VTL MB-450

The MB-450 signature mono block amplifier has evolved steadily over many years, and is a core model in VTL’s lineup. Known for its high power, high performance and ability to drive a wide range of speakers, the MB-450 now includes the “smart-tube” technology derived from VTL’s flagship Siegfried amplifier, as well as a sleek new look to match the well-received VTL Reference components.

 Utilizing the auto bias and fault-sensing technology first developed for the Siegfrieds, the revised Signature amps are now even easier to use and maintain. Parts upgrades, including portions of the regulated power supply utilized in the Reference VTL 800W Siegfried mono blocks, contribute to a significant improvement in sonic performance, with much improved bass punch and dynamics. “We have transformed the MB-450 into the thoroughly modern amplifier it needed to be,” said Luke Manley. “It now looks the part, and more importantly, sounds the part of a world-class power amplifier.”


With over 150 watts per channel (300 watts of stereo power), the ST-150 stereo amplifier offers superb musical clarity and plenty of power in one compact chassis. Utilizing the finest quality parts, and entirely hand built by experienced craftsmen, the ST-150 represents our pinnacle in stereo amplifier design. The noted VTL quick clean musical sound and exceptional bass punch is delivered here by the 6550C tubes. Exceptionally well suited to triode operation, yet they are also very quick and clean in tetrode mode, these VTL amplifiers are well-suited to smaller electrostatic panels and dynamic speakers not requiring high current. For commanding performances on the midrange and clarity on the top, VTL wins hands down. In triode mode, the amps are best suited to speakers with an efficiency of 92dB/1W/1m or higher. Try these designs as a great sounding alternative to single-ended triode designs.







We proudly offer a VTL amplifier for slightly over $2,000 (suggested US retail price), the ST-85, still offering a full measure of the "VTL sound," but at a real world price. Using the classic workhorse tube that was the foundation of the VTL sound, the EL34 models are studies in compact chassis with short signal paths. These rugged amplifiers are capable of delivering an exceptionally large sweet sound space from any satellite, mini-monitor or small floor-standing system. Listen to what one critic called "the weight of the brass, especially the trombones, is sensational", and "... made me aware of just how good these units are at portraying those subtleties in music reproduction that matter to audiophile music lovers." We accomplished this seemingly contradictory goal through careful engineering... An audiophile "best buy."


The VTL IT-85 Integrated Amplifier is designed for those who seek the simplicity of a single chassis system, but with the performance of separates. Designed with a fully active preamplifier stage, the IT-85 delivers a hearty 80 watts per channel with the sonic characteristic that is similar to our well regarded ST-85 Stereo amplifier and the TL2.5 preamplifier combination - fast, musical 3-D sound, and solid bass support that VTL is known for.

Hand built in our factory in California with the proven VTL quality, the IT-85 will give you lasting value and listening pleasure for years to come.





The new TP-6.5 Signature Phono Stage is designed to complement the TL-6.5 and TL7.5 linestage preamplifiers in sonic performance, user interface and cosmetics.

VTL's goal is to challenge the current state of the art, and develop a reference standalone MC step up to the Reference standard. The new phono stage employs hybrid JFET/tube circuitry,multiple low-noise cascaded regulators and shielded power supplies, accurate 4-corner passive RIAA equalization and 69dB of gain from the balanced outputs, all in a single chassis unit.

All of the required user settings are offered, via front panel and remote control. The design yields a wide and deep soundstage, realistic image proportions, and startling dynamic range, with massive headroom capability.


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