New Vinnie Rossi L2 Integrated Amplifier (L2i)

The L2i is our 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.
Available to order: September 2019
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
  • Solid, precision CNC machined aluminum ‘L2 Isolation Base’ with Stillpoints ULTRA MINI feet. 
  • 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
  • Includes custom, military-grade hard travel case
  • $12,995 (available in black or silver anodized finishes).
  • Optional L2 Dac and L2 Phonostage modules each add $3495.