The Vinnie Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier (pictured above) uses ultra wide bandwidth Class-A circuitry that incorporates direct heated triodes (DHT) powered by dual mono linear power supplies that use Belleson super-regulators. Each power supply has its own 100VA toroidal transformer and 100,000uF of storage/smoothing capacitance. Control over volume is delivered by a discrete, 64-step resistor ladder volume control using Pickering England silent signal relays. Uniquely, the DHT section of the circuit can be replaced by a Class A JFET stage simply by flicking a switch. The L2 has true active balanced (XLR) and single-ended (RCA) inputs and outputs.
The Vinnie Rossi L2 Monoblock (picture below) is rated with an output of 75-watts into 8Ω and 140-watts into 4Ω. Like the Signature Preamp, the circuitry is ultra-wide bandwidth but is Class-A/B rather than pure Class-A and uses MOSFETs in the output stage. Power is supplied by a custom-wound, 500VA toroidal transformer and 100,000uF of low ESR power supply rail capacitance. ‘Vinnie Rossi’s new flagship power amplifier design, the L2 Signature monoblock, draws the listener deep into the music with its completely natural and engaging sound signature,’ says Aleksandar Maksimovic, of Audio Magic, which distributes Vinnie Rossi in Australia. ‘Its superb linearity over an extended bandwidth recovers the finest nuances and provides a heightened sense of texture, clarity, and spaciousness. Bass extension and articulation of each and every note is phenomenal, as is L2’s sense of speed and dynamic contrasts.’
Vinnie Rossi, who founded the company that bears his name, not only designs all the equipment he sells, he also assembles each component personally and guarantees it for a full ten years. ‘Rossi keeps the business personal and controlled from beginning to end,’ Maksimovic told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘So we not only love his products, but we also love his approach to his business.’
Available now, the Vinnie Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier sells for $22,950 (RRP). The Vinnie Rossi L2 Signature Monoblocks retail for $22,950 per pair (RRP).
For more information, contact Audio Magic