Count me in.
I want one
I thought I'd post here, to thank you for lending me your limited edition VA phono amp. Your generosity will be reciprocated of course.
I woke up early this morning. First thing was I jumped out of bed to set up the VA phono stage. I must admit, this is the first time I got serious, in 10+ years, to get back into vinyl. So, I dusted up an old LP, David and Igor Oistrakh's Bach violin concertos on DGG. Dropped the needle (old last generation of Shure V15) down onto the LP. Out the sound boxes came warm glorious sounds. After about half hour's listening, here's my take. The sound is very transparent (more below), and warm. Spatiality is great, of course. The shape of the orchestra is very vivid in the space. I'm not an audio reviewer; my adjective vocabulary is limited
The reason I wanted to borrow your VA phono stage is also because I just rediscovered last week my old Lehmann black box from years ago (1st generatiion). Somehow it fell out of the closet when I was perusing for something else. So, I was able to A-B listen. The Lehmann is competent, but it lacks the transparency of the VA. I also now have to find out how to fix the hum coming off the Lehmann setup. The AV does not have such a problem, dead quiet. Even though I rediscovered the Lehmann, now I have a dilemma of whether to commit to an AV, as I mentioned to Boris, since I have been out of the vinyl domain so long. The lure of the LP sound definitely got me debating myself.
Boris, your AV phono stage got me thinking, thinking hard......