FWIW, one of Mr. Von Schweikert's favorites is the Spectron Musican II. In fact, he uses that amp to voice some of models.
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Right now I am running a McCormack DNA 1 Deluxe which I am very happy with. Although I must admit I'm tempted to try a tube amp. The ARC VS 55 seems to be getting rave reviews. One of these weekends I'll make it over to the ARC dealer and take a listen, he carries McCormack so a comparison should be pretty straight forward to set up.
As for the Spectron Musician II amp, I have heard the same thing. When I demo'ed my VR2s, the local rep was running his VR4 Gen III SEs with a Musician II.
Thanks Guys.. Nice to hear of the diversity of amps with these VSA's. They are really great speakers and respond nicely to upgrades made in the sources and amplification.
I have recently replaced my ARC amps with a Plinius SA 100Mk11 and love the sound of the amp immensely!Very close to tube with more control at the freq. extremes. I have a post with some pics over on Virtual Systems/Ever Evolving listed as "Music Only!" should you like to check it out..Cheers!and Happy Listening!
Just picked up a Pass X150 earlier this week to drive my VR2s. It is a pretty good step up in performance when compared to my DNA 1 Deluxe. After only a few hours of comparisons the Pass is besting the McCormack in everything but bass slam and depth. More listening comparisons and time will tell other differences, but I'm sure I'll be keeping the Pass, it's a great amp.