For me, the SS-101 set a new benchmark in listening. Although I’m still having a hard time with the fact that my reference electronics will comprise an integrated amplifier, what else can I do? Being honest with myself and with you requires that I wipe out some of the audiophile wisdoms burned into me during my years as a conforming audiophile. Jeff Fritz – UltraAudio
|Product Type||Stereo Balanced Power Amplifier|
|Inputs||1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR)
|Output Power(switchable)||50wpc Class A
100wpc Class AB RMS (8ohm)
|Dimensions||310 x 435 x 610 mm
(H x W x D)
|Total Weight||85 Kg|
|Outputs||1 set balanced|
|Internal Cabling||Andromeda by VA|
|Remote Controlled||YES (remote control
For those who want the very best in performance the Signature SS-101 is Vitus Audio’s statement stereo power amplifier. A completely no-compromise design, this amplifier will take on the very finest products from around the world, regardless of their cost!
The SS-101 houses brand new circuitry, which uses only the finest matched transistors and super precision resistors to ensure optimal working conditions for the different stages of each module. This combined with a special coupling of each input stage, results in an ultra linear frequency response.
The true balanced design, together with the local shunt regulated power supply, ensures excellent signal to noise ratio, making it possible to reveal every micro detail in the recordings. The result is a power amplifier, capable of exposing micro details/dynamics never heard before without compromising the coherence of the recording. As the design is true balanced, all non-balanced signals are converted to true balanced straight at the first input
It is part of the Signature Series. The performance of these products redefines how close to the live event you can get by listening to reproduced music. For those who want the very best, there is no finer choice than the SS-101. It is sure to become a true classic in every sense of the word.
As the reviewer says, it can be hard to come to grips with an integrated amplifier as your reference system. Especially someone like Jeff Fritz who has access to a lot of great equipment. If you read the entire review, he focuses on listening to music and not supporting listening results based on numbers. Thats the thing about Vitus equipment, it gets out of the way and allows you to connect to the music. Isn’t that what this crazy hobby is all about? We get so lost in the technology and topologies that we forget that the goal is to be moved by the music.
It’s not that Vitus Audio builds less than spectacular products, it does. One look at the build quality and care in manufacturing and it is apparent they are very proud of their products. But they do not lose sight of the goal. In the case of the SS-101, they wanted to produce a world class stereo amplifier that could also be used as an integrated amplifier for those with limited sources. Does it succeed? Read the Ultra Audio review and it is very clear that it does. Here at Analog Audio we recommend the SS-101 as an amplifier and not as an integrated, but for the right client it is versatile enough to fit the bill.
There is universal praise for all Vitus Signature products. If you are thinking about buying your final set of electronics, you owe it to yourself to audition the Vitus equipment. Spectacular sound and build quality and topped with an industry leading warranty and upgradeability. What else matter? Take one for a test drive today. Don’t be surprised when you fall in love.