The Absolute Sound Products of the Year 2013

“When NG’s review of the Vitus Audio RI-100 integrated was originally published this 300Wpc mega-amp was characterized as “the sledgehammer with a heart.” After months of using the RI-100, NG hasn’t changed his opinion. The RI-100 is still capable of extracting the highest highs and most dynamic lows and pretty much everything in between. In most respects it gives away little to its pure Class A Signature Series siblings. Oh, it may not offer quite the same warmth, fluidity, and harmonic ripeness of the superb and costly Vitus SIA-025, but the brawny RI-100 is virtually unrivaled in its breathtakingly tightfisted grip on the bottom octaves.”