1. Ron Resnick


    In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the establishment of Audio Element in Pasadena, California, Proprietor Brian Berdan debuted the brand new Wilson Audio Sasha DAW, and hosted two days of festivities, demonstrations and live musical performances for industry manufacturers, reviewers...
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    Visit to VTL

    I delivered my MB-750s to VTL today in Chino, CA, so that they can be inspected and checked out and made ready for sale. I was lucky to find both Bea and Luke at the factory today! The factory stereo system presently consists of an S-400 Series II (the stereo Siegfried amplifier)...
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    VTL TL-7.5 Series III Comparative Listening Impressions

    Have you auditioned the VTL TL-7.5 Series III line stage preamplifier? If yes, what did you hear -- what were your impressions? What were the other components in the system in which you auditioned the TL-7.5 Series III? Have you compared the TL-7.5 Series III directly, in the same system, to...
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    Baldur 300

    Who owns or who has auditioned the Baldur 300, a 240 watt, Class A, tube amplifier? http://www.audiovalve.info/baldur300/audiovalve%20baldur%20300.php Who has compared this to VAC 450? VTL Siegfried II? ARC Reference 250SE?
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    Audio Element/Wilson Audio/VTL -- Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

    Brian Berdan, of Audio Element in Pasadena, California, was demonstrating the Wilson Audio Yvette speakers ($25,500) driven by Vacuum Tube Logic MB-450 Signature Series III auto-biasing, 400 watt monoblock tube amplifiers ($22,500 per pair). The VTL TL-6.5 Line Preamplifier ($15,000) and the...
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    Triodes and Tetrodes and SET, Oh My!

    Most low-power SET amplifiers use single-ended triode tubes. But some, like the N.A.T. Audio Transmitter and Magma amplifiers, use single-ended tetrode tubes. Then, we have some of the push-pull VTL amplifiers which are switchable between triode mode and tetrode mode. So what is the story...
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    Introduction and Listening Biases

    INTRODUCTION To better understand my reviews and the context in which I make my comments I want to explain my high-end audio philosophy, my listening biases and my music preferences. By so doing I hope that my reviews and my descriptions of what I hear will be more valuable to you. By...

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