"Exhibits an open and airy head, with the swift legs to keep up with dynamics and pace, and the biceps to keep heavy material from sinking. Its vision is perhaps not quite 20/20, as imagery falls short of completely pinpoint, but this is countered with an overall attitude that manages to be both unapologetic and satisfyingly warm."
The VSi60 clearly proves that you do not have to spend a fortune to enjoy truly great sound at home. Built by hand in Plymouth, Minnesota, to the same exacting standards as our renowned Reference series, the VSi60 offers remarkable sound quality and value. Its rated output of 50 watts per channel does not convey the VSi60's ability to drive power-hungry, low-impedance loudspeakers. We designed the VSi60 with the finest full-range speakers, not compact monitors. Dynamics are lifelike with a sense of ease normally associated with larger amplifiers. Yes, its resolving power is surprising, allowing you to hear details that were previously hidden in your recordings, but that resolution is in service of the music — grainless, tonally accurate and refined.
The mini_amp is the latest creation of Monrio in the entry-level amplifier category bringing enhanced performance and usability as well as circuit topology and sound quality of the highly regarded Asty. The most noticeable change is the addition of a convenient iPod/MP3 player input on its front panel. Within its simple but elegant chassis numerous design upgrades elevate its musical performance to even greater heights. All the signal circuitry is fully discrete. The output stage is a quasi-complementary topology, direct coupled bi-polar and uses high-current audio power transistors. The passive line stage provides lower sensitivity on line inputs.