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VTL Stereo 75

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75 watt push pull


3.400.000 lire anno 1995





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The Manley Lab Series Stereo 75+75 was built from 1994 to 1998. At a retail price of $1875 no wonder we had to discontinue it or we would have gone broke! These were really great sounding stereo amplifiers. Super bang-for-buck.

These were nice looking amplifier with its anodized "manley blue" sheet metal chassis concealing all the boring transformers and circuitry. Polished black acrylic side panels were also a nice cosmetic touch. EveAnna Manley herself drafted all the rear panel artwork on Claris CADD especially remembering to include all biasing info in case someone lost their owner's manual. Of course those were the days before the internet was such a part of everyday life. Now you can get the old dopey manual right here. The Lab 75+75 used a pair-per-channel of Svetlana 6550A, B, or C depending on which version was current at the time. Input tube was the trusty Ei 12AT7 feeding a 6414 driver tube per channel. These amps used pretty standard circuits and had Mercury Magnetics power and output transformers. We rarely get these in for repair. Time has proven these to be nicely reliable amplifiers.

There was also a Lab Series 100 watt monoblock that looks pretty much like the Stereo 75+75. It used 4 x EL34 tubes and again, at $2750 for the pair, was a superb bargain. 

Well, way back before Manley Labs existed as a separate company there were the VTL Stereo 50, 75, and 90 watt hifi models. Looking to make a more efficient and easy-to-build stereo amplifier with different looking cosmetics, the "L-Box" chassis was created. (The chassis profile side-view is shaped like an "L".) That L-Box model was also branded for Audio Advisor in the early 90's as the "VTL Renaissance Stereo 75". (Please note: we do not service any VTL-branded products here at Manley Labs. If you have a VTL amplifier, you need to contact VTL about it.)

David had some goofy idea to open a factory in Spain in early 1993. Complete kits of parts were shipped over from the VTL factory and some of those "DCM 75+75 Stereo Amplifiers" were assembled there in Spain during that 2 month long misadventure in spanish manufacturing. (I say "misadventure" for horrible logistics problems there not that the amps were badly built. That was the least of anyone's worries.)

During that same period of total company and personal chaos, it was then decided that VTL and Manley would split up. We opened the Manley Labs factory in Chino, CA in April 1993.

The Spanish factory came and went as quickly as it opened. Soon after, sometime in late 1993, VTL no longer wished to produce their "L-Box" series amplifiers, so we bought those pertaining parts from Luke (chassis, faceplates and raw PCBs) and made those and several more production runs here of that basic 75 stereo model as well as the 100 watt mono model.


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Ho trovato questo amplificatore di essere proprio quello che è e poi alcuni. Un semplice amplificatore valvolare stereo da 75 watt di Manley Labs. Non lo troverai nel loro catalogo o sito web. Per il prezzo è un ottimo interprete. Questo piccolo amplificatore fa emergere l'anima della musica in un modo che è difficile da descrivere.
Da quello che mi è stato detto, i laboratori di Manley hanno realizzato questi amplificatori per diversi studi di registrazione.

È molto buono con il rock / blues, specialmente con la musica orientata alla chitarra.
attualmente sto suonando il manley attraverso un paio di diffusori aerius i ml e suona bene.

non è l'amplificatore valvolare più bello del mondo, ma per il prezzo è un ottimo amplificatore valvolare ben fatto.


questo è un amplifer dal suono estremamente ben fatto, accurato e hi-end. È un campione di tonalità e transpearency. Il 75/75 usa gli stessi curcuits di tutti gli amplificatori di manley, ma poiché questo è un amplificatore a valvole di media portata, il circuito è breve e semplice. Questo porta ad una qualità di dettaglio interiore che mi calpesta ogni volta. È possibile trovare questo amplificatore sul mercato usato, insieme a quasi identico VTL ST85 (il migliore dell'anno di Tamara Baker di Absolute Sound 10) per circa $ 1000.