VTL TL6.5 Series II Signature line preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Hybrid tube (gain stage) and FET (output stage, power supply), dual-mono, fully balanced differential design, zero-feedback line-level preamplifier. Inputs: 3 pairs balanced (XLR or RCA), 5 additional pairs single-ended (RCA only). Outputs: 1 pair balanced (XLR), 2 pairs single-ended (RCA), 2 pairs single-ended buffered Tape outputs. Gain: 19.2dB balanced, 13.2dB single-ended. Volume knob: 95 increments of 0.7dB. Frequency response: 1Hz–200kHz (20Hz–200kHz, +0/–1dB, into 600 ohms with 900pF 20' interconnect). Signal/noise: 88dB. Channel separation: >100dB at 1kHz, >80dB at 20kHz. Input impedance: 50k ohms (20k ohms minimum). Output impedance: 25 ohms (maximum 150 ohms at 10Hz). Power consumption: 150W. Tube complement: two 12AU7 (gain stage).
Dimensions: 17.4" (445mm) W by 6" (153mm) H by 17.4" (445mm) D. Weight: 48 lbs (21.8kg) net, 54.9 lbs (24.95kg) shipping.
Serial number of review sample: 12499970.
Price: $15,000. Approximate number of dealers: 35. Warranty: 5 years to original owner.
Manufacturer: VTL Amplifiers, Inc., 4774 Murrieta Street, Suite 10, Chino, CA 91710. Tel: (909) 627-5944. Web: www.vtl.com.

VTL Amplifiers, Inc.
4774 Murrieta Street, Suite 10
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 627-5944

fetuso's picture

Mr. Kaplan, I enjoy your writing, both here and on Slate. This was a fun review to read, although the VTL is above my pay grade (I'm no Trump or Putin). Through your words I was able to imagine myself in your listening space, hearing what you were hearing. I most enjoyed your last paragraph. I've often read audio reviewers compare our hobby with others, like buying fancy watches or cars, but you beautifully expressed the real joy of music listening through good equipment; that it can take us a trip like no other mode of transportation. Well done.

Allen Fant's picture

I concur w/ fetuso- FK.
I have always wanted to demo VTL gear( there is no representation here in the deep South). You are very fortunate to have this pre-amp, as well as, auditioning the REX pre-amp.

Most of all, you mentioned the cabling used in your evaluation. It is all too common that reviewer's miss this important aspect in most articles? I look forward to your next Jazz release music review.