There are very few integrated amplifiers available with built-in phono that can beat the build quality and performance of this unit. Made and designed in the USA. Completely tested and serviced including replacement of a few power supply caps. Includes original box and remote.Here's what Stereophile had to say about the phono section. The phono section of the Avatar was simply superb, precisely mirroring the performance qualities and tonal signature of the amp's digital performance.
Listening to the title tune of Jack DeJohnette's out-of-print 1977 masterpiece. (ECM 1103), the Avatar's phono section (in tandem with a Rega Planar 3 and a Grado Reference Standard) captured all the visceral dynamics of DeJohnette's drums and Mike Richmond's upright bass with the kind of dimensionality and vivid imagingparticularly in depicting the broad stereo sweep of the drum kitthat remains the main attraction of good analog. Full review here: Read more at.
Specifications: Type: Integrated vacuum tube amplifier with MM phono stage and home theater (direct power amplifier) mode. Tube Complement: two 12AX7 low noise (phono), two 12AX7 (line stage), three 12AU7/6189A (power amplifier), and four EL34 (power amplifier) Options: Remote control for volume (motorized direct control) & mute Power amplifier ("Home Theater" direct mode): Output matching: 4 or 8 ohms nominal Power output: 60 watts/channel ultra-linear; 27 watts/channel triode Frequency response: 9 Hz - 35 kHz +0 / -0.5 dB, 3 Hz - 71 kHz +0 / -3.0 dB Power bandwidth: 11 Hz - 63 kHz + 0 / -3.0 db ref. 0.1 mv at power amplifier output THD contribution: Approx. 0.04% Tape output: Unity gain from selector, non-inverting Phono stage preamplifier: Gain: 37 dB (measured at tape output) MC phono stage in place of the MM optional Residual noise: 3 mv at output S/N ratio approx.The item "VAC (Valve Amplification Company) Avatar Super Tube Integrated Amplifier 120V/24" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "stereoex" and is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
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