Vitus RP-101 Phono Stage

MSRP: $13,999

So convincing is the structure, harmonic identity, spacing and shape of each note that the whole to which it contributes becomes a given. That’s what I mean about musical confidence. -Roy Gregory Hifi Plus (RP-100)

Product Description

SPECIFICATIONS

Availability:
Now
Model:
RP-101
Product Type:
Phono Stage
Inputs:
1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR)
Impedance: 2k/ohm
Switchable 10-47K ohms
Slew Rate: 500V/us
Outputs:
1 x unbalanced (RCA)
1 x balanced (XLR)
Impedance: 75K ohms
Frequency Response: +800kHz
S/N Ratio: > 70db
THD+Noise:> 0.01%
Dimensions: 100 x 435 x 377 mm   .
(H x W x D)
Total Weight: 
9 Kg
Gain
MM >30dB @ 1kHz
MC >60dB @ 1kHz
Power Supply
Linear Power Supply
Input: 230V/60Hz
Output: 18V/1A
Remote Controlled:
Available

 

Analog Audio’s Review of the Vitus RP-101 Phono Stage:

Back in 2004, Roy Gregory in Hifi Plus magazine wrote about a small relatively unknown audio manufacturer located in Denmark who offered an outstanding phono stage. Back then, Mr. Gregory took a bit of a chance comparing this upstart with the “big boys”. He concluded that the Vitus Reference RP-100 was not only fabulous, but had a great future ahead of it. It is 2012 and it appears Mr. Gregory’s crystal ball was spot on. Vitus Audio is now considered one of the finest audio manufacturers in the world and offer a product line-up that is very impressive indeed. It is no longer the small upstart, it is the market leader.

The Reference RP-101 builds on the outstanding design features of the RP-100 and evolves the phono stage to a new level of sophistication and musicality. The first major change from the RP-100 is the upgrading  the battery power supply to one  based on technology developed for the Signature and Masterpiece flagship lines. The result is a greater sense of space and inner detail. As found on all other Vitus products, the Reference RP-101 is designed in a modular fashion which offers end users a lifetime of system updates with the turn of a screwdriver. No need to return the RP-101 to the service depot, it can be easily done by the owner.

Flexibility and ease of use are leading design considerations on the Reference RP-101. Easily change cartridge loading from 100 to 47K ohms  from the front panel or from an optional remote control. No need to flip switches, purchase resistors or removing the cover is required. We find that sitting in our listening chair with a remote control to be both the easiest and best way to set the load. To ensure complete compatibility, the unit offers both single ended and XLR connections for the input and output. We at Analog Audio have always preferred a balanced connection from cartridge to phono stage, but this feature is very rare and is rarer still in a phono stage at this price point.

If you are looking at a world class phono stage, make sure Vitus Audio is on your audition list. The dynamics, openness and musicality of the quite stunning and place the RP-101 in an elite class of products and deserves every audiophiles attention. Contact us to today to discuss the Vitus Audio RP-101.

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