So, where are we? Should I sell my SIA-025 Mk2+SS-025+Goebel Lacorde Statement XLR - Biamping-Combo and buy an SIA-030 instead?
That was funny .I think you're best to direct that question to Vitus Audio. TBH, I'm sick and tired of getting attacked in the audiophile world and on social media for my support of this product, and of Vitus Audio in general. There is a measure of irony in that considering the very considerable amount of my personal time i've put into this, and commitment to objectivity and accurate postings. But whatever, I'm doing this voluntarily. If someone wants to pay me to put up with the BS, by all means. Otherwise i'm out of this thread.
You will be very welcomeBarry once the Covid19 stuff is over, you may have to invite me back to checkout your new amp compared to your last one.
Thanks Andromeda and Theliste.The Vitus SIA-030 and the Audionet Humboldt are the two best integrated available today, great choice.
Can you tell me with the DAC module ! Can you connect a Esoteric transport player ? (Esoteric p-03 universal transport)Yesterday I took delivery and installed the very first DAC module/streaming board for the SIA-030, to my knowledge this is the very first board in the world to leave Denmark!
Stone cold with no hours on it comfortably outperforms the RD-101 on which it is based. More to come once we get some serious hours on it and in front of some customers!
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Thanks for the info Barry.Just been reading up on the DAC streamer and phono stage board .DAC module similar to the RD-101..Thanks Andromeda and Theliste.
Quite timely reminders actually because it only had about 24 hours on it when I posted. Since then it has really opened up and the sound has become addictive.
All the qualities I mentioned earlier have just got so much better. Not rocket science really and I was so advised when it was installed, but a poerful reminder of how things need to bed in and warm up before they sound their best.
We are all familiar with the law of diminishing returns but just not apparent with this upgrade from the 025. The difference in price is about £10k but I don't feel short changed in any way which is a tribute to the 030 rather than a criticism of the 025.
Definitely more powerful and more so than the 5w output difference in Class A would lead you to believe. There is a real authority to its sound and everything sounds so much more real. Very natural and musical without sounding coloured.
I haven't heard the Humboldt so cannot say how they compare but I have to report that IME the Vitus SIA 030 is one special amplifier.
Thanks Stump.Thanks for the info Barry.Just been reading up on the DAC streamer and phono stage board .DAC module similar to the RD-101..
Can you tell me with the DAC module ! Can you connect a Esoteric transport player ? (Esoteric p-03 universal transport)
Congratulations.I am going to upgrade to the Vitus SIA-030 although it does not have the Dac fitted it could be a future upgrade..
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