Tom Evans Audio Design


Vibe-Phoenix



The Vibe was our extremely well documented and received Pre-Amplifier. A truly great Pre-Amplifier which when correctly matched to a power amplifier (like our own Linear series), became one of the most invisible components in the Hi-Fi World. Never ceasing to amaze listeners and reviewers alike with its resolution of detail and space.

But alas, all things must come to an end…. or must they?

We now bring to you the Vibe mark 1.5, which, like the Phoenix of legend resurrects this incredible pre-amp and indeed improves upon it.

By working on the original design, we have been able to add an additional internal Lithos 7.4 regulator to drive the output stages. This offers a huge sonic improvement to an already class leading performance. To make things even better, we’ve designed this to be a retrofittable upgrade to all of those people out there with original Vibe pre amplifiers, and even as a huge lift to those customers still using the Michell Argo pre-amps.

As a new pre-amp we believe it is beyond reproach, putting it yet further out of reach of other so called esoterically designed (and priced!) manufacturers, and as an upgrade to existing units, this is what many people might refer to as “a no brainer”.

Estimated selling price of new Pre-Amplifier: £5000.00

Estimated selling price of upgrade to existing Vibe Pre-Amplifier: TBA

Estimated selling price of upgrade to existing Michell Argo Pre-Amplifier: TBA

HiFi Wigwam Review of upgrade by customer