Thank you for your response
I think I will have it order too
Bear with my English, the trade in option you offer is the module (part) that we need to swap and not the whole LIO, right ?
Your English is fine! Yes, with the trade-in you would trade-in your RVC and Tubestage for this new module (AVC/Tubestage combo
module). I would send it to you to install, and you would send back the RVC and Tubestage (not the whole LIO).
Continue to follow your developments with interest in light of the fabulous realization of conception to execution. Two questions:
1. This takes one slot? If so, this means that it actually opens up a slot compared to RVC/Tube.
2. Assuming the AVC/Tube and RVC/Tube both cost the same, is it conceivable that a fair percentage of listeners would prefer the RVC/Tube sound or is it so stark a difference that almost all would prefer AVC/Tube?
1) Yes, the AVC/Tubestage takes the slot of the standard LIO Tubestage (or standard LIO AVC). So if you have RVC and Tubestage,
the RVC slot would be free. This is the location that goes on top of the LIO INPUTS (if one has LIO analog INPUTS module). With AVC/TUBESTAGE in place, you would simply install a small jumper board in place of RVC. It's all quite simple to do.
2) The RVC + Tubestage is quite a bit less expensive than the upcoming AVC/Tubestage. But even if they were the same price, it would be hard to believe that one would prefer the sound of RVC + Tubestage modules vs. the AVC/Tubestage combo module, but it is possible and wouldn't make it "wrong" - we all have our distinct tastes in sound and that is what keeps it interesting!