Brand: VAS


VAS Citation Sound-1 Preamp & Phono Stage

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The VAS Citation Sound I Phono Stage + Preamplifier is a treat for any audiophile. A close inspection to the detail, build quality and functionality will impress even the most discerning critic. Rare to any component, this linestage has separate Bass and Treble step-type tone controls for each channel. There's even a Blend control for a center channel!

The controls are completely out of the circuit when in the flat position to eliminate phase shift and transient distortion inherent in all tone controls. Special treble cut contains scratch filter for sharp roll-off without ringing. Each amplification stage is flat over an extremely wide range and is surrounded with a feedback loop. D.C. on all heaters and the use of low noise resistors in critical places are implemented to reduce thermal agitation and hum. Separate turnover and roll-off equalization controls for virtually any combination of record or tape playback equalization curves. Continuously variable blend control acts as a third channel gain control or as a crossfeed control if a center channel is not used. Zero to infinity balance control offering full range and complete cut off for either speaker.

This is an audiophile dream component and will form the heart of a great system in two, three or multi-channel arrangements.

Tubes Compliment: 4-12AX7, 5-12AT7

Input Sensitivity:
High level: 500mV
Low level: 0.3mV (in MC-LOW 47 ohm)
Low level: 0.3mV (in MC-HIGH 100 ohm)
Low level: 2.5mV (in MM-RIAA 47 ohm)

Inputs: 6 Pair RCA
2 Pair RCA
1 RCA for 3rd Channel

Main Output: 1.75V
Tape Output: 0.7V

Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB, 5Hz - 80,000kHz
Distortion: Less than 0.05% at 2V
Total Noise:
High level input: 85dB below rated output
Low level input: Less than 1.5mV referred to input terminals

Function Selector: Six Position: MC-HIGH, MC-LOW, MM, CD, AUX, TUNER Mode Selector: Five Position: STEREO, BLEND, A&B, MON A, MON B
Blend Control: Acts as crossfeed control in BLEND position or 3rd channel gain control in STEREO mode
Equalization Controls:
Two separate controls for Roll-Off and Turnover
Turnover: TAPE, 800/RCA, RIAA, LP, COLUMBIA, RCA Roll-Off : 0/RCA, 4/FFRR, 10.5/OLD LON, 12/COLUMBIA, 14/RIAA, 16/LP
Tone Controls: Professional step-type controls for each channel. Out of the circuit in the flat position
Balance Control: Zero to infinity type; frequency sensitive
Phase Switch: To correct for improperly recorded program material or out of phase speakers
Channel Reverse Switch: Interchanges Channel A and B for proper listening orientation

Contour Switch: Compensates for Fletcher-Munson effect at low listening level Low Frequency Filter: Three position: FLAT, 15 cycle subsonic filter, 75 cycle rumble filter High Frequency Filter: Five position incorporated into treble tone controls Tape Monitor Switch: Permits monitoring of tape while recording
Power Requirement: AC 120V +/- 5%, 50~60Hz

Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.5" x 18.3" x 10.6", 495.3 x 464.8 x 269.2mm
Net Weight: 25.1 lbs, 11.4Kg
Removable Power Cord: Included
Finish: Brushed aluminum face plate
Warranty: 90 day guarantee for the tubes, 3 year parts & labor

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