Performance TP-2.5i Phono Stage
The new TP-2.5i phono stage represents a tremendous value for those looking to assemble a high resolution analog system at a reasonable cost. Completely re-designed from the earlier version, the TP-2.5i is trickled down from our flagship phono stage, the renowned TP-6.5. Delivering a large measure of the musicality and resolution of its much more expensive stablemate, the new TP-2.5i offers dramatic improvements in speed, delicacy, nuance and drive.
Crafted with a similar high quality build and finish as VTL’s more expensive models, the TP-2.5i has an elegant silhouette, and the features to match. With an eye toward flexibility and user friendliness, the TP-2.5i offers user-adjustable cartridge impedance, and two levels of gain, with inputs for both MC and MM cartridges. JFET/tube hybrid circuitry is used for the MC stage, and all-tube circuitry for the MM stage. Additional functions include a front-panel switchable function that is internally selectable between rumble filter or mono. The signal path is purposely kept simple and direct, with audiophile-grade components throughout, for ultimate sonic purity.
With the new TP-2.5i phono stage, VTL have created an entry to true high-end analog sound. The VTL ‘family’ genes of highly resolved detail, linearity and controlled bass are all there, along with tonal depth, richly textured midrange and spaciousness you won’t find in most phono stages. For the true music lover seeking to capture the special magic that only a fine analog system can provide, the new TP-2.5i phono stage is an essential component.
- Low noise hybrid JFET/tube active MC stage, and pure tube MM stage.
- Separate MM and MC inputs.
- User-switchable MC resistive cartridge loading with 6 settings: 100Ω, 250Ω, 470Ω, 1kΩ, 4k7Ω, 47kΩ.
- User selectable MC StepUp loads are 100Ω, 470Ω, 1kΩ.
- User selectable MM loads are 10kΩ, 47kΩ, 100kΩ.
- User- switchable MC gain settings of 62dB and 56dB.
- Passive RIAA filter,
- Buffered output for driving low impedances through any cable.
- Zero microprocessor noise.
- Front panel Power, Rumble/Mono and Mute switches.
- Rumble function rolls off to -3dB at 10Hz.
- Audiophile-grade components throughout, including REL caps.
- Low-radiation power transformer with comprehensive AC RF filtering and shielding.
|Gain (Total 62dB)||Selectable 56 dB or 62 dB||46 dB||65 dB|
|Selectable Cartridge Load||100Ω, 250Ω, 470Ω, 1kΩ, 4.7kΩ, 47kΩ||47kΩ, 100kΩ||100Ω, 470Ω, 1kΩ|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||46 dB||65 dB||64 dB|
|Minimum Recommended Cartridge Output||0.2 mV||1.5 mV||0.2 mV|
|Vacuum Tube Complement||1 x 12AU7||2 x 12AX7
(1 x 12AT7 output)
|Inputs||1 pair single-ended RCA||1 pair single-ended RCA|
|Outputs||1 pair single-ended RCA|
|Frequency Response +0 -1 dB||10 Hz —100 kHz|
|Max Output Voltage <1% THD||8 V|
|Channel Separation||> 60 dB (20 Hz — 20 kHz)|
|Power Consumption||25 W|
|Dimensions W x D x H||19 x 14 x 3.75 inch / 48.25 x 35.5 x 9.5 cm|
|Weight||25 lbs (11.34 kg) packed|
“The VTL phonostage projected an immense soundstage and excellent dynamics.”
“The clarity of the TP 2.5i was remarkable.”
“ … so vivid you could almost imagine yourself back at the original venue.”
“On orchestral works, the VTL once more demonstrated exceptional prowess at reproducing the original venue.”
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