Westminster Labs REI Amp Eval

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Thanks for everyone’s comments in this thread. This has been a great learning experience. The REIs are fabulous amps. Everyone should audition a set.

We have cancelled the BAT audition. So at this point we have one to go. We have a Vitus integrated amp coming in for demo. Oz, the U.S. rep for Vitus, was very kind and is shipping this to our dealer for audition. We are excited to hear this amp. I’ll begin another thread with pics when this one arrives.
 

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And why BAT cancelled?
And what happened to the Soulutions?

Thanks for your questions. The BAT is a brand new SS model (not even on their website yet) and isn't ready for prime time yet. They are close, but it will be a while longer before they have the amps ready. Needless to say they want it "perfect" ... So, we cancelled the home demo.

As far as Soulution, I changed my mind on the model. If I go for Solution I'd desire to go with the 701 monos (from what I understand better everything ...), not the 501s as I was previously considering. But the 701s are more than I presently desire to invest. When we build the new dedicated room, then the 701s (or latest rendition monos) will be under serious consideration again, along with a few other brands.

Thanks again.
 
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The Vitus are being delivered to my dealer today (Tony @ Ellington HiFi). A new thread will be opened for them. So, the REI amps will be leaving by week’s end.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to listen to these amps. These are the best amps I’ve heard to date. The REIs (two sets) are in the run off for adding to our system.

This has been a tremendous experience. Thanks Gary and Angus.
 

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It has been my and Angus pleasure to have you audition the Rei's Joe. We are glad you enjoyed your time with them and appreciate you sharing your experience with WBF members.
 

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Thanks for everyone’s comments in this thread. This has been a great learning experience. The REIs are fabulous amps. Everyone should audition a set.

We have cancelled the BAT audition. So at this point we have one to go. We have a Vitus integrated amp coming in for demo. Oz, the U.S. rep for Vitus, was very kind and is shipping this to our dealer for audition. We are excited to hear this amp. I’ll begin another thread with pics when this one arrives.
Joe it feels like you are reading my mind and hearing my system because we are saying essentially the same thing about these amps. I have a pair of REI's running my VSA Ultra 9's, and being driven by a VAC Reference Pre. I will say that in my system with 4 ohm impedance speakers, these amps are the best I have ever heard regardless of price and mine only have about 150 hours on them . They produce more audio output than my VAC 452's (450/ch). and the sonic benefits are top to bottom by a major factor

Tonight I get the Westminster Labs Quest preamp inserted by Gary Leeds (US importer and distributor) and then in several weeks we will add another pair to see what strapped does to the overall sound, although I have more than enough power with a single pair.

I will be writing my review of the entire Westminster Labs impact after all of the Westminster Labs pieces are all part of my system, including the the new phono card. But I can tell you that on Saturday I concluded that I have hit my lifetime audio summit with just a single pair being driven by a VAC preamp.

I will keep you informed, but I totally agree, that these products are sufficiently innovative and produce the cleanest and most believable signal I have heard any where!!!
 

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