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Time is money. We all know that saying. It means that time is precious. We don’t live forever. We all want to leave a legacy. Therefore, we must make every second count. The true legacy of Vitus Audio lies in their Masterpiece Series. Each piece is like a masterful achievement. One can compare the masterpieces with chronographs. A chronograph is a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument. The bezel represents the beautifully machined housing. Cost is no object in the pursuit of the ultimate. Carefully selected components make each masterpiece tick, like an internal wheelwork. Miniature designs seem filled with marvelous cogs, working harmoniously together to withstand the test of time. In a majestic way the hands move constantly around the plate, indicating the time, mood and expectance. Jazz, classic or contemporary? Musical preference and taste for design come together. What’s your choice? The enjoyment of many chronographs is that you can look into it. The designs of the Vitus Audio masterpieces are equally transparent. They are built to last a lifetime. Each instrument of the Masterpiece Series guarantees the highest level of musical enjoyment. Becoming an owner of such highly esteemed electronics is a privilege and will leave you speechless!

Masterpiece Series

MP-T201 mk.II CD Transport

The detailed manual work carried out on the internal components of a watch is where hand finishing reaches a rare pinnacle. Getting a brand seal requires that movements be made using advanced technologies, artisanal know-how, authenticity and exemplary finishing. After machining, every movement component passes through or is finished by human hands and often decorated. Specific surfaces can be so minuscule that they’re barely perceptible to the naked eye and craftsmen work with binocular microscopes. This scrupulous fine-tuning is carried out by consummate craftsmen whose raison d’être is the integrity and precision of what they do, and whose fulfillment comes from the fact that everything inside your watch has been honed by them to move with hushed prowess. The quality of finish determines not just how well the part will perform its function, but for how long. The MP-T201 CD Transport is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

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The complexity of all the Masterpiece Series products has put our engineering team to the test. Technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to a supreme level. We’d love to think that the collection of masterpieces is our greatest work to date. For this reason, the name of the range is extremely suitable. It has been the most intensive development project we have ever undertaken. The technical discoveries we made have been nothing short of astounding. Each product of the Masterpiece Series is destined to become a true reference. The drive of the MP-T201 CD Transport is a heavily modified Philips Pro. On top of this we included both a master clock and sample rate module. The power supply has a supreme level of regulation and power. As the design of the MP-T201 CD Transport is totally modular, technology can be further upgraded, while the unit continuous to meet our highest quality demands.

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPT201 CD Transport Masterpiece.

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Masterpiece Series

MP-D201 DAC/Preamp

If a case is the body that houses a complex structure, then the dial is the very face of a watch, into which we gaze. It’s also what allows the hundreds of components inside a watch to make sense. The dial is a wafer of metal that interprets for us that tiny world of wheels, levers, pinions, and springs beneath it, separating them from the hands and glass. Making a dial is less a branch of watchmaking, more a dedicated craft in itself. Since the dial is the part of the watch that speaks to us, it must be not only beautiful and harmonious, but also clearly legible. Dial makers and finishers use age-old handcraftsmanship skills, alongside trade secrets passed down through generations. A dial takes four to six months of production process work, and from 50 to 200 operations, including decorative techniques. The MP-D201 DAC is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

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At Vitus Audio we’d like to think that our Masterpiece Series consists of a range of products that are ahead of their time. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Further more, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractor technology to the limit of the achievable. The MPD201 DAC asserts itself as a digital control center of supreme level. It contains dedicated inputs and outputs to interface to basically everything digital. With a built in master clock and sample rate converter, it reduces jitter to the lowest level possible. Combined with four stereo DACs in the analog stage, the unit offers the best possible precision with today’s technology. The analog stage offers a true balanced configuration and our relaybased volume, optimized for the MP-D201 DAC

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPD201 DAC

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Masterpiece Series

MP-P201 mk.II Phono Stage

Enameling is one of the most high-risk of the rare handcrafts. The precarious fusing of powdered glass at ultra-high temperatures can produce heartbreaking disasters but, when successful, the result is luminous beauty, from designs in radiant, jewel-bright colors that will never dull, to lustrous, gently traditional looks. Over time, this delicate skill has become an endangered one. It has been preserved and nurtured and is used to create breathtakingly lovely pieces. The technique involves grinding colored glass or enamel pigments to a talc-like powder, mixing it with water or oil and painting the resulting paste meticulously (sometimes using a brush as fine as a single hair) onto a prepared metal surface. Once dry, the paste is fired in a kiln at temperatures of around 850°C, so that the powdered glass or pigment melts to form a new, impregnable surface and fuses to the metal base. The MP-P201 Phono Stage is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

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Technology needed to be pushed to a supreme level, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. The MP-P201 Phono Stage uses the same discrete gain stage modules developed for the MP-L201 Line Stage, however they have been optimized for a much lover noise level. This is essential in order to maintain the level of musical performance with even the lowest output cartridges available today. Gain selection on the MP-P201 Phono Stage is based on the output voltage from the cartridge. This is the most effective and optimal way of ensuring perfect balance between the cartridge and the phono stage. Setting the correct can be done in a user friendly way. The four load boards in the MP-P201 Phono Stage provide a total of 16 different load values. The external power supply is shared with the MP-L201 Line Stage. It offers a supreme level of line regulation to ensure the lowest possible noise level, even before the supply reaches the actual phono stage circuitry.

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPP201 Phono Stage.

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Masterpiece Series

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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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.

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Masterpiece Series

MP-I201 Integrated Amplifier

The term ‘hand-finishing’ includes a wide array of fine decorations and subtle enhancements, painstakingly manually performed on watch components once they’ve come from the machine that produced them. Finishing smooth away any tiny burrs or traces of machining that may impede perfect movement; hones edges that will move against each other; protects against oxidation; and the different processes also transform dull metal into a material of burnished, alluring beauty. It goes without saying that, whether a particular process ensures the flawless running of the watch for years to come or is purely aesthetic, hand-finishing of any kind calls for hard-won knowledge of centuries-old techniques – as well as great dexterity, since it’s often carried out on minuscule surfaces you’d struggle to see with the naked eye. The MP-I201 Integrated Amplifier is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and highperformance instrument.

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Remember when we first introduced the ideas behind the MP-S201 Stereo Power Amplifier? Most people saw that as a ‘Mission Impossible’. Our team of engineers worked long and hard. The result was simply flawless. They went above and beyond. When you truly challenge people, special thing can happen. The MP-I201 Integrated Amplifier is derived from the magnificent design of the MP-S201 Stereo Power Amplifier. This beautiful peace of machinery has 3 XLR balanced stereo inputs and 2 RCA unbalanced stereo inputs. Special tools were needed to manufacture this 125Kg integrated of colossal size. No compromises were made on the fact that it’s handmade in Denmark. While intended for being a stereo integrated amplifier, mono mode is available should bi-amping be required. Technical keywords: 4,5KVA transformers, 1.200.00uF capacitor bank, zero global negative feedback, 2mm thick boards, separated digital control circuitry, intelligent Class A bias and modular design. It’s by far the most insane integrated amplifier you have ever seen. In size it’s one of the biggest in the world. Fortunately, not only in size. Mission accomplished!

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPI201 Integrated Amplifier.

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Masterpiece Series

MP-S201 Stereo Power Amplifier

Finishing the case and bracelet that will hold a watch is extremely intricate work requiring a multitude of complex procedures. It’s just as important as the creation of the movement itself. Crafting a case is an extremely challenging job demanding the labor of about 20 specialists performing around 50 operations. Creating a metal bracelet also requires a large number of complicated processes. The exterior of a timepiece must reflect the excellence of the movement inside. They must be perfectly functional and ensure the ultimate in comfort and convenience. This is why such great importance is placed upon elegant forms, noble materials and the perfection of finishes and decorative techniques. The MP-S201 Stereo Power Amplifier is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

When we first introduced the ideas behind the MP-S201 Stereo Power Amplifier, most people saw this as a ‘Mission Impossible’. For the Vitus Audio team of engineers and workers this offered a chance to really prove themselves. They would need to go above and beyond. When people are truly challenged, it often brings out the best in them. The goals were set. The hard work was done. We had to step it up a notch. Special tools were needed to manufacture this 125Kg amplifier of colossal size. No compromises were made on the fact that it’s handmade in Denmark. While intended for being a stereo power amplifier, mono mode is available should bi-amping be required. Technical keywords: 4,5KVA transformers, 1.200.00uF capacitor bank, zero global negative feedback, 2mm thick boards, separated digital control circuitry, intelligent Class A bias and modular design. The technical features clearly show the ambition of the manufacturer. This amplifier has no peer. Why lose one more second denying yourself the pleasure of the Vitus Audio Masterpieces?

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPS201 Stereo Power Amplifier.

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Masterpiece Series

MP-M201 Mono Power Amplifier

The connoisseur watch will have an elaborate, jewel-like finish performed entirely by hand, with an ingenuity, vigilance and respect no machine on earth can. Every single detail is taken into account to achieve the best conceivable result. All elements of a timepiece, including the movement, the inside and outside of the case, dial and push pieces, are immaculately finished. Methods range from beveling and polishing to the handsome circular graining, or the gently abrasive pressing. These deft procedures may be the most time and labor intensive part of the watch. The result? A wide array of fine decorations and subtle enhancements, which enrich the functionality and aesthetics of a piece, as well as ensuring beauty and precision of a watch for years to come. The MPP201 Mono Power Amplifier is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

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The MP-M201 Mono Power Amplifier represents the true embodiment of the ‘cost is no object’ culture of Vitus Audio as a manufacturer. Why? Because it’s the culmination of what our brand tries to deliver: the meticulous implementation of state of the art technology serving unheard sound. Each MP-M201 Mono Power Amplifier has 2 chassis: a separate power supply and amplifier section. The construction is similar to the rest of the Masterpiece Series components, both structurally and aesthetically. The weight of the units is simply astonishing: 45Kg for each amplifier section and 65Kg per power supply. What separates the Masterpiece MP-M201 Mono Power Amplifier from others is the use of a fully balanced, zero feedback discrete topology. This design makes use of one input stage to feed two output stages, a fully regulated power supply and exceedingly high quality components. Almost every component used in the MP-M201 Mono Power Amplifier is designed and/or built in house. The amplifiers are capable of delivering 100 Watt of pure, continuous Class A power dedicated for the higher frequencies and an impressive 500 Watt of Class AB power for the lower frequencies. To generate that kind of power nothing less than two 2.2kVA transformers can be found in each power supply chassis. The casework is milled from solid slabs of aluminum and fitted to a vibration cancelling chassis of steel that fits together with the precision of a connoisseur watch. All assembly is done by hand. Every unit is thoroughly tested to ensure that everything works perfectly. Two stages of listening tests are performed before it receives a ‘pass’.

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPM201 Mono Power Amplifier.

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SM-102 Monaural Power Amplifier

SCD-025 mk.II CD-R/DAC

SIA-025 Balanced Integrated Amplifier

Reference Series stack at display @ RCM Audio in Poland

Full Masterpiece suite – MP-P201, MP-L201 & MP-M201

Show in Brussels – Lounge mood white concept

Sweetspot show in Stockholm 2016.


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