I recently spent a couple of hours at a local dealer auditioning the VTL 6.5 vs. a BAT 51. The VTL won hands-down. The VTL was open, rich and possessing of a very deep sound stage. To my ears, the BAT 2was slow and relatively muddy. I felt the BAT lost it on complex passages whereas the VTL remained effortless. I have a friend who insists I listen to the Aestetics Calypso before I take the VTL plunge.
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