The L2i is their response to “why not?” Why not simplify our L2 Signature Edition Integrated Amplifier (L2i-SE) for customers looking to avoid the expense of big, exotic direct-heated triodes like the 300B or 2A3? Why not offer the same flexibility, stunning build quality and appearance – including a large percentage of the Vinnie Rossi Signature Edition sound – at a more attractive price point? The L2i is Vinnie Rossi’s answer to that question.

 

The L2i’s gain stage incorporates a single pair of octal 6SN7 small triodes instead of inferior 12AX7/6922 types. The 6SN7 with its beefier plate structure is tonally far more sophisticated and our top choice when DHTs are too costly. Ours run in a dual-mono, class-A, grounded-grid circuit with zero feedback. This feeds a true dual-mono, high-bandwidth class-AB MOSFET output stage to make the L2i an exceptional hybrid integrated amplifier. The tubes set the sonic characteristics and the transistors add the high-current drive for challenging speaker loads. It’s a best-of-both-worlds scenario with very low maintenance or tube replacement costs.

 

This integrated amplifier reproduces music with terrific spaciousness, harmonic sophistication, liquidity and detail that transistors simply cannot achieve on their own. You also get the L2 Dac and Phonostage options and full-function L2 remote handset. Merging all of this with superlative build quality, reliability and a 10-year warranty make the L2 a striking single-chassis proposition. It sits just one step below our flagship integrated but at a significant savings to offer you the highest performance/price ratio in our product line.

 

L2i Features (Linestage)

  • Class-A, ultra wide bandwidth, dual 6SN7 octal triodes.  Also compatible with CV181, 6N8P and 6BL7 tube families. 
  • Dual-mono layout patented Belleson super regulator feed for ultra-quiet linear voltage regulation of the triodes, and the (optional) L2 DAC and L2 Phonostage modules
  • Discrete, 64-step resistor ladder volume control using Pickering England silent signal relays
  • True active balanced (XLR) and single-ended (RCA) line level inputs and preamplifier outputs
  • Internal “tube bypass mode” switches (replaces tube linestage with a Class-A JFET stage)
  • Included tubes: EH6SN7 (matched pair)
  • Full-function aluminum remote control handset

 

L2i Features (Power output stage) 

  • Wide-bandwidth, purist Class AB MOSFET topology (only one pair of output devices)
  • True dual-mono power supply with custom-wound toroidal power supply transformers
  • WBT NextGen 0703cu Speaker Binding Posts
  • Speaker outputs can be switched on/off via the front panel

 

Additional Features

  • Solid, precision CNC machined aluminum chassis and “bank vault,” ball bearing control knobs
  • Solid, precision CNC machined aluminum isolation base with Stillpoints ULTRA MINI feet
  • Designed and manufactured by Vinnie Rossi in the USA
  • 10-year warranty

Vinnie Rossi L2i Integrated Amplifier

£12,995.00Price
Additional Options
  • Output Power:
    (Tested with 120Vac input)

    100W RMS per channel into 8-ohms (170W RMS per channel into 4-ohms)

    Output Impedance:

    Approx. 0.1 ohm

    Input Impedance:

    Approx. 10k ohm (RCA and XLR inputs)

    Frequency Response:

    0.5Hz – 100kHz (+/- 1dB, with stock EH6SN7 tubes)
    0.5Hz – 150kHz (+/- 1dB, with Tube Bypass Mode Enabled)

    Voltage Gain:

    32dB (with stock EH6SN7 tubes)
    24dB (Tube Bypass Mode Enabled)

    THD+N (with stock EH6SN7 tubes):

    Less than 0.5%

    THD+N (Tube Bypass Mode Enabled):

    Less than 0.01%

    AC Input:

    Factory configured for 110-120Vac, or 220-240Vac (50/60Hz)

    Protections:

    Fused inputs for linestage and power output stage sections
    MOV (AC input surge protection) 
    Output short circuit protection

    Dimensions (with isolation base installed):

    Approx. 17.25” wide x 14.5” deep x 6” tall (438mm x 368mm x 154mm)

     

    Weight: 

    Approx. 50lbs. (23kg)

    Shipping weight:

    Approx. 60lbs. (27kg)

    Volume control:

    Balance control:

    64 steps (approx. 1dB per step) from -∞ to +8dB

    24 steps from L to R (approx. 1db per step)

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