Thanks Barry. Yes one thing you remove immediately when you've got a dedicated, treated listening room all to yourself is ambient noise from crowds and adjacent rooms. Also, the a/c power should be clean and consistent being fed by a Gigawatt conditioner. Having reviewed the RI-101 and SIA-025 (as well as being an owner), i'm looking forward to seeing what this new model brings to the table.
Thank you for reposting your earlier review of the Vitus 025 SIA.
I don't remember seeing that before, which is my fault, despite buying mine at about the same time after a home trial.
As I read that review I was mentally saying yes to myself as I read through your comments on its performance and there was nothing at all I disagreed with.
I hope other members will not think this is some mutual appreciation society that we have started but will appreciate what a marvellous amp the 025 is.
Now for the 030!
Here is a write up by Ted Chen, Senior Editor of MY-HIEND covering the official debut of the SIA-030 in Taiwan held at a local Vitus Dealer's showroom in Taipei. The article is in Chinese, but can be automatically translated in Chrome.
Here is a sneak peak of "The Beast" being uncrated at my Dealer's showroom. 138lb's of dead weight was a bit much for my untrained arms, so my Dealer enlisted the help of his Installer to get it up on the rack. The amp is currently logging hours, though i'll have the opportunity to come in in the next few days once the amp reaches about 80-90hrs & post my first impressions .
Nataraja, I checked in with my Dealer a couple of days ago. Due to recent o/s travel to shows, his example only has about 60-70hrs on it & hasn't gotten past the initial break in period yet, so i'm being patient. There's a big tranny & some big caps inside, so It should start opening up around 120-150hrs .