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    Default VTL Stereo 50 Arrived

    I've had my eye on this one for a couple of months.First,a little history,,this one was born in1987 shortly after the Manley's moved their amplifier manfacture to California.This one has survived the years and comes to me,bone stock,even has the Russian made "coin base 5881's" original output tubes with the VTL brand on the tubes.I've only had her playing for a couple of hours,and I'll say that I just moved up a few rows,lol. The bass is tight,sweet,sweet mids,with good high's(maybe cause the tubes need to be replaced.eh?) One thing that struck me was the "tone" of the amp,,intriguing,kinda' pulls you in.Some folks might call it "dark". All in all I'm happy so far,,for a twenty year old amp,it's it outstanding condition. More later,as the story unfolds,,magic smoke,,, yes,, enjoy the pic's,, just had to share.

    Be sure to look at Double "G's" vinyl thread in the FM.
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    Congrats George, I wish I come by and listen for a few hours with you!

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    Sweetness!
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    Wow George; where do you get these things from? Congrats and enjoy!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Congrats George, I wish I come by and listen for a few hours with you!

    Sal
    I'll listen this weekend for you:)
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Congrats George, I wish I come by and listen for a few hours with you!

    Sal
    you are welcome anytime,Sal.:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    you are welcome anytime,Sal.:)

    Thanks!, my sister in law lives in hotlanta, next time my wife goes down I'll just come to your place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Wow George; where do you get these things from? Congrats and enjoy!!!!
    the original owner had it for years,, got little use as of late,, so thru a series of events,I picked it up,, paid 475.00 shipped,, not a great deal, but considering the condition,,a decent deal, nontheless.What I'm most impressed with is the punch and tone this little puppy has,,gonna get it re-tubed and then we'll see what happens.
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    There is still hope as the race to bottom slows a bit.

    nice george, very nice, your going to get Captain Kirk status with all this you have been doing with audio. You know when you think about all the quality stuff that been bought and passed amongst us, we sure do have some great stuff floating around the club, wonder what it would look like if collected all in one room.

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    Thank you sir,,, just doing the "old school" thing ;)
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    too late for the edit,,, it's just nice to come up on the "bridge",, thats where it's happening.
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    George, I have been following your info on the vtl stereo 50.
    I just bought one myself. Would you have a nice clear picture of the underneath? Mine has all DC heaters even for the power tubes and the only schematic I found indicates AC heaters for the power tubes.
    Dan

    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    I've had my eye on this one for a couple of months.First,a little history,,this one was born in1987 shortly after the Manley's moved their amplifier manfacture to California.This one has survived the years and comes to me,bone stock,even has the Russian made "coin base 5881's" original output tubes with the VTL brand on the tubes.I've only had her playing for a couple of hours,and I'll say that I just moved up a few rows,lol. The bass is tight,sweet,sweet mids,with good high's(maybe cause the tubes need to be replaced.eh?) One thing that struck me was the "tone" of the amp,,intriguing,kinda' pulls you in.Some folks might call it "dark". All in all I'm happy so far,,for a twenty year old amp,it's it outstanding condition. More later,as the story unfolds,,magic smoke,,, yes,, enjoy the pic's,, just had to share.

    Be sure to look at Double "G's" vinyl thread in the FM.

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    I may have a schematic--lemme' check --I sold the amp some time ago--knowing what I do now,,kinda wish that I had kept it.
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