The Audio Research VT80SE Special Edition Tube Power Amplifier provides a spectacular soundstage and a natural sounding presentation. There is no solid-state glare. The VT80SE tubed power amplifier is built to last a lifetime, and its quality is evident both on the inside and the outside. If you want Audio Research sound without the price of their Reference series, this amplifier delivers!
Audio Research Corporation has been making tube amplifiers since 1970, when they were founded. Putting that into perspective, I was an eighth grader when this Minnesota-based company started shipping its products.