Ahem please imagine Pavorotti: .... "I got my amp, I Got My Amp!, I GOT MY AAAAAAAMP!!!" (The crowd goes crazy!!)
I'd like to say something about Virtue Audio and the people there, especially Seth. These people have bent over backwards to deliver the goods. On more than one occasion I have questioned their sanity and business model (Going over and above to keep the potential customer happy ... it's almost - un American!!). Every time they have come through. They respond to e-mails at all sorts of hours of the day suggesting that they are as equally impassioned about all this as I am, and it's not just a 9-5 job. I was always a little bit nervous (mostly in an unconscious fashion) about laying out the money for this amp in a pre-order. But I ordered other products from them also (interconnects and the like) and it always showed up in a timely manner. And the quality of the stuff was always top notch. I ordered this amp without the power supply to get a further discount because I have this mongo battery set-up. They sent me a power supply anyways. I
The fit and finish of this thing just makes you want to sit on the couch with it in your lap. The response of the motorized volume control is sick. The back panel oozes quality.
Now Seth, if you're reading this, please answer me a couple of questions.
I knew there was a mono sub out. I certainly did not know there was a stereo pre-out. Geesh man! BIG selling point. You should probably mention this on your site. Question though (as much for everyone else who might wonder as for me): does the volume control function for the pre-outs?
My speakers are not built yet. There is a recommended burn in of a 100 or so hours. Do I need to necessarily run the amp through speakers to accomplish this burn in or will it work with just a continuous audio input?.
Ok. I'm going to go fondle my amp now.