Here is another sweet piece from VAC. With loads of power and a powerful drive, the Standard 105/105 was designed to drive speakers with difficult loads. It has tremendous amount of bass, a smooth textured mid-range and sweet highs. Biasing the amps is as easy as they come. Just hit the respective button on the front and adjust each tube accordingly by looking at the front meter display. All four tubes can be biased in a matter of seconds. They are currently fitted with Goldlion KT88 tubes and four Mullard 12AU7 tubes with about 80 hours on them. Still have lots of life left (they typically should last 4,000 hours). Like any other VAC amps, they are over built with massive transformers (which add to the considerable weight of the amp – about 100lbs). But the steady current keeps the KT88s happy and they show it when they start singing. This is an amp made truly to match your speakers almost “perfectly”. Control knob on the rear allows for impedance matching to your speakers and a three position feedback control on the front allows for better matching of your speakers to the amp. We have the amp currently set for 4-6 ohm impedance and medium feedback.
Cosmetically, the amp is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks here and there but amp is still very presentable and ready for a good home. Amp was recently re-capped, worn out parts were replaced and biased back to factory spec by an authorized service center in NYC. So it operates like when it was fresh out of the factory and will continue to offer may more years of faithful service. Local pickup is preferred but if shipping is required, we will double box this monster securely for safe shipping.