No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk. Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support.There seems to be a massive shortage of tube integrated amps in the market so we were thrilled to take this piece in. Not only is it a tube integrated, but it's made by one of our favorite companies right here in the USA, Audio Research. Their current offering will set you back the price of a modest new car. But this VSi60 from not all that long ago has most of the performance capabilities at a reasonable price. Best of all it arrived in pristine condition and includes the original manual and remote control. All of the tubes measured strong, controls are noise-free, and cosmetics are nearly perfect. The VSi60 clearly proves that you do not have to spend a fortune to enjoy truly great sound at home. Built by hand in Plymouth, Minnesota, to the same exacting standards as our renowned Reference series, the VSi60 offers remarkable sound quality and value. Its rated output of 50 watts per channel does not convey the VSi60's ability to drive power-hungry, low-impedance loudspeakers. We designed the VSi60 with the finest full-range speakers, not compact monitors.
Dynamics are lifelike with a sense of ease normally associated with larger amplifiers. Yes, its resolving power is surprising, allowing you to hear details that were previously hidden in your recordings, but that resolution is in service of the music grainless, tonally accurate and refined.Physically, the VSi60 is 14" W x 8" H x 16 D, with a milled, anodized natural top plate with an inset Audio Research logo. On the front there are function and volume LEDs on the left, and soft touch buttons on the right mimicking the layout of our SP17 preamp. The display is available with either a black or a silver finish. The supplied remote controls all functions including power, muting, stereo/mono, input select, and volume up/down. The rear of the chassis has five pairs of single-ended inputs labeled CD, Tuner, Video, SE1 and SE2; a (full-range) mono subwoofer output; voltmeter test points for setting bias; 0-4-8 ohm, gold plated brass five-way binding posts, and a very high quality detachable line cord.
An optional perforated cage-type top cover, specific to the VS60/VSi60, is available at extra cost. The control section of the VSi60 is passive, utilizing microprocessor-controlled relays. The high performance input relay paths are especially short, the same as those in Reference preamplifiers. The microprocessor control remembers the last input selected and the stereo/mono setting when the unit is powered down.
Upon turn-on there is an automatic 30-second warm-up mute, with the volume control reset to zero to avoid possible unwanted surprises. The active circuitry is essentially that of the VS60, but with more gain for greater sensitivity. The preamplifier and amplifier sections cannot be separated. The VSi60 has a new JFET input stage for low noise, with 6H30 driver tubes.
The Svetlana 6550C output tube is used, the same as our other vacuum tube amplifiers. Build quality is typical Audio Research, utilizing thick traces on heavy, plated-through circuit boards, the finest audiophile-grade parts, proprietary litz internal wires, and the VSi60 is completely hand-soldered, assembled, tested and packed by craftspeople in our own facility. No production shortcuts have been taken.
We are very proud of the VSi60 because we feel it provides the finest performance available anywhere near its price. Please contact your nearest Audio Research dealer to audition this affordable new integrated vacuum-tube amplifier. 50 watts per channel continuous from 20Hz to 20kHz. 1kHz total harmonic distortion typically 1.5% at 50 watts.
05% at 0.1 watt. Approximate actual power available at clipping 52 watts (1kHz). (-3dB points) 12Hz to 70 kHz. (-3dB points at 1 watt) 1.0Hz to 80 kHz. 0.47V RMS Single-ended for rated output.32.5dB gain into 8 ohms. Approximately 2 dB 8 ohm load to open circuit. Less than 0.1mV RMS - 106dB below rated output (IHF weighted, Vol down). 100-125VAC 60 Hz (200-250VAC 50Hz) 300 watts at rated output, 500 watts maximum, 200 watts at "idle".
1.0 watt power off. (2 matched pairs) 6550C power output, (2) 6H30 driver. Inputs: CD, Tuner, Video, SE1, SE2 (Single Ended RCA connectors). 3.5V RMS (any input). (103 steps, 20 LED indicators), Input, Mono, Mute, Power.
All functions on IR remote control. 1V RMS at rated power. Electronically regulated Low and High voltage supplies for input stages. Automatic 30 second warm-up/brown-out mute. 14" (35.6 cm) W x 8" (20.3 cm) H x 16 (40.6 cm) D.(15.8 kg) Net 38.3 lbs. We have too many items for sale and its nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Please visit our website to submit your gear for full consideration. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc.
And will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind were running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken). Simply visit our website to submit your gear for full consideration.We are currently operating from our shop inside our dedicated building in Glen Rock, NJ. We have several well-equipped and dedicated listening areas, plus a dedicated listening studio with tons of equipment of all makes and models. Were not a store, so please dont make an appointment if youre just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence - no tire kickers please. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. Its also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place. The item "Audio Research VSi60 Integrated Tube Amplifier" is in sale since Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "skyfiaudio" and is located in Glen Rock, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.