Van Alstine Ultra SL Preamplifier Preamplifiers

5/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $1599.00


Product Description

This extends the range, dynamic range, transient response, and clarity even further, with an absolutly grain free presentation and a huge three dimensional wall to wall and beyond sound stage. If absolute faithfullness to the music with nothing added or glossed over is your goal, you can likely do no better at any price.

We started with our basic patented design ideas that have worked so well, and provided even better power supply isolation between tube sections and mos-fet section with a much higher capability MOSFET buffer/driver circuit, all running Class A, and came out with simply astonishing results; the new Ultra SL preamplifier.

The Ultra SL preamp tells us that simpler is best if you can make it work to perfection, and we have. Our famous patented Fet Valve transimpedance gain cell just loves the high current drive of the 6N1P line tube and the much higher current gain of our power MOSFET design in the loop isolator circuit. The circuit simply comes alive with pure musicality, dynamic range, transient attacks, and range extension we had not thought possible.



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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Audiophile a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2015

Bottom Line:   
This review is for a Van Alstine Ultra SL Hybrid preamp with mosfet upgrade . Not just a great value , the Ultra Sl is suprior in almost every aspect. Its most important quality is the pure musical pleasure it gives; it makes you forget audiophile crap and simply enjoy the music in a new and exciting way.

I was looking for is a combination of these two worlds - solid state and tube. And the gamble proofed to be a true winner. The Ultra SL is very natural and very detailed. It has just a prefect bass - lush and focused, not a little bit exaggerated. It is transparent and creates a wide and deep sound stage. It sounds amazingly lifelike; it excells with vocals, acoustic guitars and bow instruments. Is that good ! All I can say is this is a wonderful preamp with an absolutely good affordable price . ( for me the amp is looking very simple style old fashion classic some people hate it some people love it it`s your decision ! ) I like it !

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008




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