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Vitus Audio SIA-030 Integrated Amplifier

£34,000.00

  • Part Exchange Welcome
  • 30 watts Class A/200 watts Class AB
  • Optional DAC/Streamer & Phono Stage
  • Custom 2.2 kVA transformer
  • 63kg

Description

The Vitus SIA-030 Integrated Amplifier had its grand unveiling at the Munich High End Show 2019, it has been a while coming, it actually was delayed by almost a year so Hans Ole Vitus could hone and fine-tune the amplifier in order to extract the finest possible performance from it – it was certainly worth the wait!

The SIA-030 delivers 30 watts per channel in Class A mode, switch over to Class AB mode and the power output steps up to 200 watts a side.

The SIA uses a huge 2.2kVA mains transformer, designed specifically for the SIA-030. The transformer has been suspended in the huge chassis to minimise unwanted vibration/noise. The volume control comes is based around the Masterpiece MP-L201 Linestage (£50,000) and steps up in 0.5dB steps for the ultimate control

There are 2 optional plug-in modules available for the SIA-030. The first board is DAC/Streamer module, this board is based around the RD-101 DAC and is priced at £6000, this board is available now.

The second board is a high performance phono stage which should hopefully be ready by the end of 2020. It is not a case of choosing one or the other, both boards can be fitted together and the board simply slides in from the back and locks into place. You do not need to go into the case to install them.

With the streaming board you could literally connect an Ethernet cable, run Mconnect streaming Tidal or Qobuz and connect a pair of speakers and literally have a true one box system. Please check out my blog post on the DAC module, In performance terms the DAC module sits right alongside the standalone RD-101 DAC/Streamer.

The SIA-030 still has 3 x pairs of XLR fully balanced inputs and 2 x pairs of RCA single ended inputs. for connecting external sources. There is 1 x pair of RCA Pre-outs.

Tonally an SIA-030 takes the very best aspects of an SIA-025 and an RI-101 mk2 but with more of everything, much more to be fair. The level of resolution and the distinct lack of noise is a real eye opener for most people when they experience it for the first time.

The performance is liquid, effortlessly natural and a huge open window letting you see right into the music, with huge levels of scale and weight. Sound-staging this precise and palpable is something many people will never have experienced before.

The SIA-030 redefines what the industry thought was possible from an integrated amplifier and even multiple boxes of amplification at any price point.

Please check out our detailed blog post on the SIA-030

Vitus PDF Guide on the design/construction/specification on the SIA-030

I keep an SIA-030 on permanent demonstration so if you want to organise a listen, either in my demo room or the comfort of your own home don’t hesitate to get in touch. I have the DAC module in my SIA-030 but also have the RD-101 and SD-025 on demonstration along with Exogal and Gold Note DAC options so plenty of choice.

Part Exchange welcome as well

Additional information

Integrated Amplifier

Yes

Dimensions

435 Wide x 268 High x 530 Deep mm

Weight

55 Kg

Power Output

30 Watt Class A, 200 Watt Class AB

Standard Inputs

2 x RCA pair, 3 x XLR pair (fully balanced), USB & RJ45 for firmware upgrades

Pre-outs

RCA x 1 Pair

DAC Option

1 x Ethernet, 1 x USB B, 1 x AES, 1 x SDPIF Coax, 1 x Optical

Phono Option

2 x RCA pair

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