“The beautifully styled VK-3500 is a standard bearer for the growing market of hybrid valve/solid-state amplifiers. Its combination of ‘Unistage’ triode preamp circuit, taken straight from Balanced Audio Technology’s flagship REX 3 components, and 2 x 150W bipolar power stage, results in a ‘best-of-both worlds’ sound: crisp, sparky treble and fast, precise bass are mixed with a deliciously dynamic delivery and confident, detailed soundstaging. This all-analogue amp has the inherent power to handle even the most demanding of loudspeakers, and a sonic signature that makes every genre of music fly.”