Just added a VTL TL-5.5 preamp into my system with one of my goals being to "soften" an overly bright power amplifier (a carver pro zr1000 digital ...aka bel canto). It did not work. System still grating on the ears.
open to ideas on a tube amp under $1500 that would mate well with the sda's.
Very disheartening to buy such a good preamp and have a system still sound like crap due to a poor power amp. ugh. I am sure the VTL is NOT to blame as it gets good reviews and the carver was bright before the VTL was bought in.
Seriously thinking of putting it in the closet and running my ol trusty Luxman r-115 that sounds better than this power amp.