Vista Audio

Vista Audio Phono-1

Vista Audio Phono-1

Some of the best pieces of audio gear at the various price ranges have a tendency to stay almost invisible. The item blends in so well to the system that one easily forgets that it’s even hooked up. For the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to spend time indulging in the stealthy abilities of the $299 Vista Audio Phono-1 preamplifier. read more…

Vista Audio i84 Integrated Amplifier

Vista Audio i84 Integrated Amplifier

Specifications

  • Stereo Push-Pull Integrated Amplifier
  • Power: 15Wpc Class AB operation with extended class A (0-8W in pure class A)
  • Bandwidth: 15Hz-30kHz Inputs: CD, Tuner, Aux. Outputs: 4 and 8 ohm Input sensitivity: 1.0Vpk
  • Tubes: 2xECC83S, 4x EL84
  • Toroidal transformers Gold plated terminals Stainless steel chassis
  • Dimensions: 14in W x 12in D x 6in H Weight: 16lbs
  • Component Retail: $729.00
  • Made in Serbia

A few years ago; all I knew of tubes was that they were something popular among people my father’s age. Whenever I mentioned tubes to an older music lover, they would often speak fondly of the experience as if reciting stories of old love. Yet as with most things in life, true appreciation and understanding can only come with experience. My first experience arrived in the form of a Dynakit ST-35. What followed then was an awakening of sort. In just a matter of moments, I understood those wide smiles and distant stares. aNever before had I felt so engaged with the music. It had more than just a pretty sound – it had soul – it had life! Maybe those old guys weren’t crazy after all. I was smitten. read more…

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