Vitus SIA-030

Bodhi

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This 55kg, 35,000€ (without options) beast of an amp is being launched in a stunning titanium orange finish at Munich High End 2019. Photos courtesy of Hifi Pig.

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Siltech

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The early pricing was $30K to $35K US. I saw $35K Euros. I think it will be $37K US.
If it is $50K US for a 30 watt Class A amp, probably won’t sell many. I can’t see it priced at double the Vitus SIA-025 Mkll, and only 5 watts more.
If it’s $50K, I’ll keep my SIA-025 Mkll.
 
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I was told at the backend of last year that the aim was to keep it under £30k.
$35k Euro = a few hundred pounds under £30k English pounds
$35k Euro = a hundred dollars or so over $39k US
Using net exchange rate calcs only - no other charges included
 
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$35k Euro = a few hundred pounds under £30k English pounds
$35k Euro = a hundred dollars or so over $39k US
Using net exchange rate calcs only - no other charges included
Hi Barry, that’s a big jump. The SIA-025 Mkll retail is $25300 US, now SIA-030 maybe $39K US. That’s a $14K jump. I’m not sure it’ll be worth the upgrade.Translated to Canadian will be $50K plus taxes and shipping, minus dealer discount.

Wait and see
 

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The US Distributor has not yet even listed this amp on their website, let alone posted the msrp. So why speculate? As they said, that should be worked out by Munich High End in less than 2 wks.
 

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The US Distributor has not yet even listed this amp on their website, let alone posted the msrp. So why speculate? As they said, that should be worked out by Munich High End in less than 2 wks.
Sorry, your right. I guess I’m a little antsy. I won’t post here anymore.
 

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Sorry, your right. I guess I’m a little antsy. I won’t post here anymore.
I don't think anyone's pulling away the welcome mat. Keep an eye out on the thread for more updates :cool:
 
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Bodhi

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Here are the first photos of 'the Beast' at Munich High End. The setup includes Rockport Avior II speakers, a Studer R2R deck, Alluxity Media One, Vitus SCD-025Mk2, unidentified tt, Vitus SP-103 phono stage, Taoc ASR II rack & Stillpoints amp stand. Cabling appears to be Vitus Andromeda. On analogue tape and audiophile cd's (eg: Ultra HDCD), there should be some good sounds coming out of this room!

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Mono and Stereo reporting price of 35k euros for the basic amp and the DAC/Streamer modules adding 5k-7keuros subject to confirmation at the end of June.
 

Bodhi

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Fone Records with Mr. Ricci, master tape presentation in the Vitus Audio room, atrium 4.2 E208 at Munich High End. The R2R deck is a Studer 810.

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Here are the first photos of 'the Beast' at Munich High End. The setup includes Rockport Avior II speakers, a Studer R2R deck, Alluxity Media One, Vitus SCD-025Mk2, unidentified tt, Vitus SP-103 phono stage, Taoc ASR II rack & Stillpoints amp stand. Cabling appears to be Vitus Andromeda. On analogue tape and audiophile cd's (eg: Ultra HDCD), there should be some good sounds coming out of this room!
See my "dream" speaker thread for thoughts on Rockport w/ Vitus amps (the even bigger 50-watt, Class A stereo amp).
 

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See my "dream" speaker thread for thoughts on Rockport w/ Vitus amps (the even bigger 50-watt, Class A stereo amp).
I could see them being a good combo!
 

Bodhi

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The latest commentary on the Vitus Audio room at Munich High End...

"Breathtaking first listen to the SIA-030. It looks like Hans did it ... again" - Best of high end

"The Vitus SIA-030 integrated amplifer - this redefines everything about highend in one box. Utterly outstanding!" - Audio Therapy UK

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I had a good listen to this at Munich and is fantastic - was one of my companion's favourite rooms.

Usual Vitus attributes of lovely class-A creaminess, rich tonality, stunning vocals. It's a great partner to the Rockports too. If I were to criticise, it's also the usual Vitus attribute of smoothing over some of the ultra-fine detail.

Obviously no idea how it would compare to SIA-025 without back-to-back.
 
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Bodhi

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I had a good listen to this at Munich and is fantastic - was one of my companion's favourite rooms.

Usual Vitus attributes of lovely class-A creaminess, rich tonality, stunning vocals. It's a great partner to the Rockports too. If I were to criticise, it's also the usual Vitus attribute of smoothing over some of the ultra-fine detail.

Obviously no idea how it would compare to SIA-025 without back-to-back.
Thanks for your report Heihei. Sounds like some very positive f'back on the SIA-030!

Re: the perceived lack of ultra-fine detail. Based on when the amp was completed prior to Munich, the amp would've have likely had <100hrs on it by Day 3, so it would still be breaking in. Also, It looks to me like they're using Andromeda cabling which are only mid-range high end cables.They're very good for the money, but if the amp was fully run in & they were using some excellent cables like Tellurium Q Statement for example, I'm sure there would be more micro detail.
 
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Just to generally endorse Heihei's report.
I didn't particularly notice any lack of fine detailing but I wasn't sat in the best position to judge.
Only about 40 units available prior to their summer break so it would be a good idea to order ASAP if you want one soon.
UK price is now set at £31k
 
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