VTL TL 5.5 VS Conrad Johnson CT 6 VS Shindo Auri

I' m hesitating between those two. I heard the 5.5 and wonder what would be the difference with the CT 6. I was told by the dealer to hold on until the Shindo Auriege comes in. Supposedly it kills everything else in its price range.

Anybody has any comments ?
Your dealer is correct.It does 'KILL" everything in its price range and then some.
Use your ears to decide. There are no absolutes. Different preamps work with different amps differently.
I haven't heard the VTL or the CJ, but I just got an Aurieges and I really like it. It just sounds "right".
I think I'll be keeping this piece for a long long time.