Vinni Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier


Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2014
Any one got one?

What do you think of it if you have one?

I think it looks like a great way to get some serious triodes and a JFET solid state stage into your system.

Plus it's something that could provide a great deal of fun and satisfy a lot of curiosity in the long run.

In fact if I was buying now I would be more interested in this than a Lampizator. At any level. Because of the solid state and valve flexibility it provides. You can also get a DAC module etc.


Thoughts? Does it suck / is it a lemon or the reverse?


Industry Expert
Nov 16, 2014
I've heard it at RMAF and the previous version, the LIO a couple times. What stands out to me is the calmness and clarity of the sound. It lacks any discernible fatiguing artifacts, it's smooth and very resolving. It also did a great job with more complex music... it maintained distinct images, didn't sound strained, and presented a coherent soundstage. Not sure I can really fault it for anything either, though I haven't heard it drive really big or demanding speakers.
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Apr 26, 2017
I am very curious about this preamp and its additional phono and dac modules and how it all compares to top pre, phono and dacs. I am sure the pre and dac can easily match or surpass mine but I am willing to get a good phono pre and don't know if the phono pre here can match equipment in my radar like pass xp-27.

I would love to get this with its dac and phono modules and have less equipment on the rack, less cables if it can sound as good.
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Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2014

Someone must surely have one? Owner views really appreciated.

Hi-Fi News did a review of the integrated amp and Kessler liked it FWIW.


New Member
Aug 14, 2019
I'm interested too - although I don't want to be because of the cost. The integrated is equally attractive being able to use pre-outs to an alternative power amplifier. I presume you know Vinnie runs a forum over on Audio Circle which I believe he is having to close down due to him getting too busy - but there may be some general discussions, comments, and opinions over there that may offer some value:

I also wonder how the dac module stacks up in comparison to others around that price point - there's quite a bit of competition in the £3.5k mark these days. I Would also be interested in opinions of the differences between the signature and non-signature versions.

But as a one-box solution just add streamer or server it might be attractive.
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