The Vacuum Tube Audio (VTA) M-125 Mono-Tube Power Amplifiers offer performance rivaling products up to five times their price. But to get that performance, one has to give away some features. So how hair-shirt an audiophile are you? For those willing to read the owner’s manual, the Vacuum Tube Audio M-125 mono-tube power amplifiers offer amazing sound for the money – but are you up to the challenges?
This review covers the base model conrad-johnson ET-3 tube preamplifier – not the SE (special edition) model. This introductory-level preamp from CJ is a line stage, lacking the SE’s phono circuitry. The ET3 has a host of surprises, particularly for those among us who like rock music.