VAC has been the go to brand when you want the finest sounding tube gears. And the Avatar Super Integrated is no stranger in that exclusive club where only the industry’s best are members. With 80W in ultralinear mode on tap, the VAC integrated is a pretty beefy integrated that was able to drive any speakers we paired it with in our store. When properly warmed up, the VAC becomes a creamy, rich vanilla ice cream (that is what comes to our mind when we listen to it). The rich textured sound, warmth and sweetness of tubes just flows out of the VAC. With speakers in its rightful place and in the right room, the VAC is a captivating piece. It will easily bring intimacy into your listening session just like how we had a sample of it in our listening room. VAC proclaimed the Avatar Super Integrated amp as the finest integrated ever created and Stereophile had the highest recommendation for it and we concur. Phono stage is set for MM cartridges.
Cosmetically, the VAC is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Previous owner love it so much he custom ordered a glass top (included) where he swapped the metal tube cage over so that he can enjoy the hypnotic ambience of the tube glow while enjoying the music. He also bought a used silver faceplate (has one minor nick) that he would change the black one over if he ever changes the rest of his setup to a silver faceplate setting. That is also included. So what is included is the original black metal tube cage, the custom ordered glass top, a silver faceplate and two sets of additional power tubes (they are not new but have low hours and were previously rolled when the owner wanted a different “flavor”). We have the original box, manual and remote.