VAC Avatar SE Integrated Tube Amplifier; MM Phono; Upgraded to Special Edition
Product: VAC Avatar SE Integrated Tube Amplifier; MM Phono; Upgraded to Special Edition
Product SKU: 12761
Serial Number: 0003401
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a blue paint mark on one edge of the faceplate and factory paint worn on the two bottom corners of the faceplate. Also, there is a quarter-inch scratch on the left side of the front of the faceplate. These blemishes are not readily visible and do not detract from the overall wonderful appearance.
What is Included: Amplifier, 4 Ruby EL34BHT tubes, 3 Genelex Gold Lion 12AU7 tubes, 2 Russian Sovtek 12AX7LPS tubes, 2 Mullard 12AX7 tubes, power cable, remote, factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 15 years
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: This amplifier was upgraded to the SE version in 2012 by the factory.
Other Notes: Integrated MM phono stage included.
"Those who have any preconceptions about the sound of an EL34-equipped power section might be in for a surprise—in my system, the VAC Avatar did not acquiesce to traditional notions of "lush" and "creamy"—this is a singular, post-modern design with a sonic signature all its own. And with a first-rate phono stage whose performance reflects the amp's brilliantly detailed sound—and which would doubtless cost roughly $1000 if purchased separately—the Avatar exudes value, versatility, and class." - Chip Stern, Stereophile
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