Project Description

Vitus RI-101 mk2 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER, £14,200 (£17,600 with DAC)

The King is dead, long love the King ! Munich Highend 2018, Vitus Audio have officially launched a significant upgrade to the 8 year old multi award winning RI-100 Integrated amplifier. Logically named the RI-101, the new model sports the same main power supply and output stage but is upgraded in every other area.

An all new preamplifier stage powered by a complex and lower noise regulated power supply, the high resolution volume control from the Signature and Masterpiece linestages, the RI-101 provides even greater transparency, blackness and neutrality than before, taking it even closer to the openness and Class A purity of the SIA-025. On the technical and build side, the volume steps are also finer and the revised casing gives even better cooling.

It has since been improved futher again, this time mk1 to mkii guise using all the technology learnt from the SIA-030 programme. The ii upgrade is an even bigger jump than the 100 to 101, with much increased transparency, noise floor, linearity and out and out purity. A truly formidable amplifer to sit at the heart of any system. It will comfortably do justice to the best digital sources in the world and speakers up to the  £50,000 or £60,000 bracket, Head over to the Lotus blogs for more information.

A new supercharged network DAC+Streamer option is available for the RI-101. This is a completely new design derived from the expensive standalone DAC’s in the Vitus catalogue and employs the flagship ESS chip with Vitus’s streamer which has full DoP support. Airplay, Roon, MQA, Tidal, Spotify are all be supported too via the Mconnect app. This is a £6000-£8000 DAC in its performance level but of course you saving hugely on manufacturing costs.

 

RI-101 mk2, £14,200
Custom finish: £16,200

RI-100/RI-101 mk1 -> RI-101 mk2 upgrade, £7100+ handling fee

Network DAC module with inbuilt Streamer, Roon ready
Factory fitted, £3400
Aftermarket, £4000

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Availability:
Q3 / 2010
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Model:
RI-100
Product Type:
Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Inputs:
2 x unbalanced (RCA)
3 x balanced (XLR)
Outputs:
1 x unbalanced sub-out (RCA)
1 x balanced HQ headphone
1 x set balanced speaker out
Output Power:
300wpc rms Cl. AB in 8 ohm.
(840W)
Dimensions:
180 x 435 x 430 mm (H x W x D)
Remote Controlled:
Yes, remote control included
Other Options:
Phonostage module
DAC module

Balanced HQ amp.Total Weight:
42 Kg