02 x bat vk55 monoblocks an overkill for Harbeth?


am powering a pair of harbeth M30 anniversary edition with

pre-vk32/power-vk55

haveing a choice now to upgrade to vk75 or add in a pair of vk55 monoblocks...

cost of upgrading is not that much different ... am thinking that with a pair of vk55 monoblocks, the power / pre hunt may be then completed...

any comments frm BAT or Harbeth users ...

M30 seems to like power though...
art80342
The BAT mono's sound pretty good (improves on the single-it's not just more power).

This is a tough choice.

The vk55 uses the 6sn7 on the input which gives some beauty in the midband. The 75SE likley has more control and extension on the extremes and I suspect better,wider, deeper image-but a little cooler tonally.

Wish I could help more, you won't make a mistake either way!
Neither would be overkill. I would go for the pr. of 55s.
Art I am jealous. Wish I could afford to be in your dilemna :) The only downside to the mono's would be the additional cost of interconnects and a powercord. Either way would sound wonderful. Don't you have the 75SE on loan right now? If so, what do you think about it?
I could hv a vk75 on loan but not the monoblocks hence can't really tell how they would sound. By itself, I realize tat vk75 & vk55 are really quite different sonically. Cannot really put athumb to it.

I could also trade in my vandersteen 2ceSig2 + M30 with reasonable cash topup for a pair of dealer's demo vandersteen quatro.

I suspect that a single vk55 wld hence be insufficient...
Any more comments appreciated ;)
2 x VK55 would not be overkill for the M30s.
The M30s do like power & more seems better up to about 150w/speaker.
Good luck.
thank u nolitan!!!!