Vitus Audio MP-L201 Line Stage

First, the form of the case is created using a press. The rough shape of a part is cut from a strip of metal and then a metal punch is used to push the piece into an anvil-like die (a metal block of mold shapes), where it’s forged to subtly refine its dimensions. Repeated careful pressing gradually achieves the definitive shape of the case. The case component is then refined by state-of-the-art machinery. At the same time, its series number is engraved inside the back of the case. The case is then hand-finished. This process is called ‘fine working’. Any metal residue is filed away, attachments are soldered, hinges are made for cases with dust covers and openings are adjusted for smooth fit. Preparations are made for polishing. Under no circumstances will traces, resulting from manufacturing process deviations, be tolerated. The MP-L201 Line Stage is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

 

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Description

First, the form of the case is created using a press. The rough shape of a part is cut from a strip of metal and then a metal punch is used to push the piece into an anvil-like die (a metal block of mold shapes), where it’s forged to subtly refine its dimensions. Repeated careful pressing gradually achieves the definitive shape of the case. The case component is then refined by state-of-the-art machinery. At the same time, its series number is engraved inside the back of the case. The case is then hand-finished. This process is called ‘fine working’. Any metal residue is filed away, attachments are soldered, hinges are made for cases with dust covers and openings are adjusted for smooth fit. Preparations are made for polishing. Under no circumstances will traces, resulting from manufacturing process deviations, be tolerated. The MP-L201 Line Stage is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

Why lose one more second denying yourself the pleasure of the Vitus Audio Masterpieces?

The Masterpiece Series has been on our internal roadmap for some years. It was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. The number of requests from high end enthusiasts increased, so we decided to bring the development forward and launch this very special series early. All true balanced discrete gain stages in the MP-L201 Line Stage are based on shielded modules, which incorporate a very high level of integration. Each module is molded with special damping material, which takes care of both mechanical resonances and stability in temperature. This way optimal working conditions for the circuitry are assured. The external power supply provides both filtering and a very high level of regulation. A total of 24 regulations deliver a very stable and noise free supply, even before it reaches the amplifier itself. An optional active sub bass crossover is also available.

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPL201 Line Stage.

The MP-L201 mk.II is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal roadmap for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their
time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component
level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”. All true balanced discrete gainstages in the MP-L201 are based on shielded modules, which incorporates a very high level of integration. Each module is moulded with special damping material, which takes care of both mechanical resonances and stability in temperature. This gives optimal working conditions for the circuitry.

Mk.II Introduction
With the introduction of the mk.II version 1Q17, yet another level has been reached. Especially the powersupply has undergone a massive redesign, not only increasing the total number of regulation steps, but also increasing the performance of each regulator steps. This results in further silence
and wider and deeper soundstage – to name a few. Modules has been improved in bandwidth and precission which gives further improvement on resolution and micro details.

Specifications :

Product Type : Twin chassis True balanced Linestage
Volume : Relay controled fixed resistor network
Inputs : 3 x XLR analog / 2 x RCA analog
Input Sensitivity : 2/4/8 V RMS
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Outputs : 2 x XLR analog / 2 x RCA analog / 1 x RCA Bypass
Other Options : Active crossover module
Remote Control : VA RC-010 remote included

Dimensions PSU : 135 (H) x 435 (W) x 402 (D) mm

5.3″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 15.8″ (D) inch

Dimensions AMP : 135 (H) x 435 (W) x 402 (D) mm
5.3″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 15.8 (D) mm
Weight PSU : 35 Kg

77 Lbs

Weight AMP : 21 Kg

46 Lbs

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