MB-185 Series II Signature

The MB-185 Series II Signature monoblock delivers superior performance at an affordable price. It offers the same technological improvements and cosmetic refurbishment as its bigger brother, the MB 450 Series II, although in this case using six 6550C tubes and a more compact output transformer to make 220 watts per channel. The extensive updates to the Series II amplifier include a revised power supply, SmartTube technology with automatic bias adjustment and fault sensing, and upgraded electronic components. The result is an amplifier with improved dynamics as well as superior speed and transparency at the top end. With its extraordinary agility, the MB-185 Series II is ideally suited for use with planar or electrostatic speakers as well as dynamic speakers with 10-inch or smaller drivers.




Feature List:
  • VTL proprietary Signature output transformer
  • Software microprocessor controlled
    • Tetrode/Triode Switchable
    • Auto Bias, Fault Sensing
    • Current in-rush limiting
    • Standby Mute function
  • 220 watts per channel in tetrode;
    110 watts per channel in triode
  • 6 6550C or KT-88 tubes per monoblock
  • Regulated screen supply and separate fusing
  • Discrete regulated input and driver supply
  • Redesigned fully balanced input and driver stages
  • High quality audiophile grade coupling caps
  • 12V Trigger and mute input
  • Extruded aluminum front panel with luxurious,
  • modern look – black and silver options available
  • Front panel window of thick smoked glass reveals
  • the glow of multiple output tubes
  • Rack mountable
  • Rigid construction and improved heat ventilation