What you will have is a VK 500 after the conversion to stereo. There is plenty of info in the VK 500, it is known to be a very fine amp.
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I have a BAT VK500 w/BAT pak and enjoy it very much, I keep looking at other amps but they don't seem to be better, just different and often at a much higher price. I was tossed up between the X350 and the VK500 and am very happy with the decision I have made. I don't feel this is the perfect amp but for right now for me, it works great.
Cmach- When the conversion is performed you will have a VK-500w/bat pak. A VK1000 is just a bridged VK-500 the only thing that will be changed is the front panel you will have two power switches on it and the rear panel will have 2 inputs, 2 outputs and two IEC's on it. I believe there is some basic rewiring that takes place at the same time, but that is fairly simple from what I've been told.
I also use the VK500 w/bat pack, and have found it to be a very nice amp. Solid low end, smooth highs and a fairly liquid midrange for SS. However, my Alon V/Circe speakers are voiced for tubes and I am considering ASL Hurricanes as a potential upgrade/change. In the meantime, the BAT does a fine job for my needs, and betters my previous amps by Aragon, Classe', and McCormack. It is all about synergy. Do your speakers require more than 250 watts per side? Are they voiced for SS amps or tubes? What types of music do you listen to? Where would you like your system to go in the future? These are some of the questions which can help you find the right components or upgrades for your system. Good luck with your new BAT, it is a great amp.