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Writings about Vitus Audio from Lotus Hifi

NEW PRODUCTS FROM VITUS

VITUS RCD-101 CD player/DAC £7990 The eagerly awaited RCD-101 reference CD player is now available to demo and purchase. Compared to the model it replaces (the RCD-100) this CD player/DAC has had a very extensive rework including DSD/SACD compatability, a brand new & highly modified sony drive, a better power supply and a much improved dac section. This is now pretty much on par with the RD-100 sonically and amazingly, as good as the old Signature class SCD-0101 (which eventually was developed into the current SCD-025). The UK distributers have decided to offer this new improved RCD-101 for [...]

3rd September 2014|

SCD-025 The world’s finest single box CDP ?

As the months roll on and I spend more and more time with the entry RD-100 preamp/DAC, it continues to impress. There is a fine linestage in that unit but the DAC is seriously top draw. It falls short of a few of the 'ultra' Dacs which have passed through these walls of course (Zanden, Metronome, Trinity ...) but then that's hardly surprising given the modest price compared to those units. Back in sensible money league though it is possibly more than most people would ever want and I personally could live with one for good if pressed. Many [...]

6th July 2014|

Ultra Highend in one box, the SIA-025 Integrated

All the pieces i've talked about so far have been nothing less than utterly convincing in my trials but if I had to nominate one Vitus product as the all time showstopper then the no holds barred £18,500 SIA-025 would definitely be it. Forget about the word 'integrated', ignore the single box, ignore the modest 25W power rating and also turn a blind eye to the price tag as well; here is an amplifier that will mingle with the very best, a single chassis that gives absolutely nothing away to pre and power, a level of performance that [...]

3rd April 2014|

The RI-100 Integrated in detail

Before we get onto the big players of the Class A 'Signature Series' range, we must turn our attention to arguably the star of the reference range and that is the RI-100, 300 watts per channel Integrated amp. This £9500 beast has already picked up a whole stack of awards and is surely a classic in the making, one of those extraordinary products that is virtually peerless at it's pricepoint and gives such gobsmacking performance that you question why there is any point ever spending any more in this great hobby of ours or indeed making life any more [...]

13th March 2014|

The RD-100 dac/Pre in detail

Getting into a little more detail, here is the RD100 in situ in my dem room. This £8500 piece is a stunning dac for the money and a full preamp too with analogue inputs (the digital section shuts down when these are in use, it does NOT convert to digital). Functionality and connectivity is of a very high standard, no less than 6 different digital inputs, RCA, XLR analogue inputs and also single ended and balanced output. Whilst you can obviously plug a decent laser transport into the RD-100 to play all your CD's, most customers will be [...]

3rd March 2014|

An introduction to the Vitus range

VITUS RI-100 Integrated Amplifier The other Signature series unit I wish to mention is the £16,500 SCD-025. This Signature series unit is a significant jump from the RD-100 dac or RCD-100 integrated CDP and Vitus's contender for the finest ever single box player. Of course with an extensive range of inputs this can also act as a pure DAC as well if needs be. It will be my new digital reference here at Lotus. That completes the blurb for now. Whilst all Vitus pieces can be demonstrated by appointment, the four units mentioned above will be [...]

3rd March 2014|

Lotus appointed UK dealer for Vitus

I am very excited to announce that Lotus have been made an official UK retailer of the multi-award winning premium brand of electronics Vitus Audio. In choosing a solid state line of equipment to bring to my customers I have deliberated long and hard. Through my bouyant secondhand business I have over the years sampled the delights of many many different boxes. I am primarily a vacuum tube man at heart but I have honestly now found what I was searching for in this marvellous Danish brand. Whilst a small handful of other highend marques offer similar world class [...]

1st March 2014|