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    Default New monster in the house

    Well, I can definitely tell the difference in bass performance going from a 30w to 150w tube amp :)



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    Thats a fine lookin VTL, were you coming from a 30watt cary? I thought you had some kind of exotic looking tube integrated?

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    I had the unison s6 int tube amp

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    Sweeeet...nice lookin' set-up. Off topic, how do you like your EE Mini Max?
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    I had Benchmark DAC (bright), Eastern Electric Minimax, PS Audio DL III (for XLR connection reason), and then came back to Eastern Electric Minimax DAC again :)

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    Holy CARP! That thing is a beast Brian, such an exquisite amp. Hats off in honor to VTL founder David Manley who passed last Dec. Someday I'd like to own such a great amp as the VTL line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianle View Post
    I had Benchmark DAC (bright), Eastern Electric Minimax, PS Audio DL III (for XLR connection reason), and then came back to Eastern Electric Minimax DAC again :)
    Beautiful amp btw, I recently sold a Mini Max to help fund a new TT, probably a mistake on my part.
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    Beauty of an amp!!!! I'm sure you will be extremely pleased with it...Congrats & enjoy. Nice football on the mantle...I hope it doesn't cause you nightmares! LOL!
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    Thanks. We will be back next year!

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    What model is the VTL? I forgot to ask in my first post

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    What model is the VTL? I forgot to ask in my first post
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    Very nice! Great looking set up too. Congrats.
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    Awesome. Nice set-up. Bet it sounds as good as it looks!
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    Man, that sucker looks badass, congrats man. Can't go wrong with VTL in my book.

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    Very nice Rig!!!
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    Nice Brian, when you get some listening time in can you us a review?
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    Thanks, everyone.

    txcoastal1, I'll try but I'm not good at writing review :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianle View Post
    Thanks. We will be back next year!
    I don't doubt that, at all! And I'd add, that the Ravens might not be "back"! Lot of competition over in the AFC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianle View Post
    Thanks, everyone.

    txcoastal1, I'll try but I'm not good at writing review :)
    Just comment on any subtle or major differences between the S6 and VTL or the added headroom.

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    I was not aware that Mr. Manley passed , that is truly our loss.

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    Txcoastal1, the cary + vtl has a lot more headroom and able to play the md 2 loud without losing dynamics. The bass is also quicker and deeper. The high is not as sweet as the unison s6. I'm looking better preamp tubes for the cary.

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