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    What happened to Vitus???

    I've owned a Vitus RI-100 and an SIA-025. I was very happy with both units. The new SIA-030 looks beautiful .Sadly, there doesn't seem to be much "press" on the new amp. If I understand correctly, Vitus was imported by Vitus directly to its' many U.S. dealers. From what I've read, they're using a distributor (in my town), and the total U.S. dealer count is FOUR!!!!??? What a shame...
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    I’ve seen some videos and coverage of the SIA - 030; very nice looking amp. We are going into the show season starting next month so let’s see if it gets more press.
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    It seems the entire brand has been forgotten....
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    It has been, it was never as amazing as it was marketed. People who actually owned them complained that the units weren't as well designed and built as they should have been. At these prices amps should not be humming or buzzing.

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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    I sure still like mine.

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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    I liked the 2 that I owned also.... It's all about the economics... The new distributor did not help. I don't think that situation will last. The company also took too long to release the SIA-030. They lost momentum... How can much happen with just 4 or 5 dealers in the entire country? Sort of like Spectral... Just my opinion. Lots of brilliant engineers that just aren't very business savvy ...
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    New Dealer Announcement for Vitus Audio and Audio Solutions

    http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...dio-solutions/
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    I agree with you. I have a SS-103 and an RS-100. I just thought trashing the entire brand (not you) was just too far over the top.

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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    Hi everyone

    I see some are complaining about the way we handle things as the North American importer and distributor of Vitus Audio.

    First of all let me remind all about the timeline of SIA 30.

    Its introduced in May 2019 Munich show. The first commerically available units are shipped on the 3rd week of July 2019.

    Our first unit went for the first review of the unit to Avshowrooms and video of the review can be found at their website.

    Soon after, at the begining of September 2019 we introduced the SIA 030 at RMAF 2019. In actual fact we had 2 units in the room. 1 was playing and 1 was on static display ( in titanium orange color).

    Therefore comments about us being late in introducing the product to the US market is completely false.

    About the comments re our dealership network:

    We have started distributing VA products in March 2019. First thing as a distributor we looked at the representation of VA products in the previous dealer network we inherited. Clearly it wasnt represented in the way we wanted.. some dealer hsd a unit and never promoted the brand as it should be.. some had business practices that we did not want to be a part off.. therefore as the new distributor, we cleaned our dealership network on day one and started from scratch.

    It takes time to find good dealer who will represent the VA products as it should be.. therefore i accept your criticism for having 5 dealers at the moment. But unlike most other distributors we dont dish out dealerships and count our beans.. we turn down more dealership requests than we sign on..please call me and i will explain why..

    We do things differently.. we established a service center here in the US before we signed on new dealerships.. its crucial to be able address all the needa of the consumer before we start selling..

    Soon we will announce our new second hand certification program inline with our new warranty program.. for us the experience around VA products are more important than just selling another piece. We are different than other distributors..

    As for SIA 30 missing the boat.. hardly.. since we introduced the amp at RMAF 2019 its our best seller. Also there will more reviews coming not only for SIA 30 but a wide range of VA products.

    Did you know that, in our "new" dealership network, its a prerequisite to demo SIA 030 to become a dealer? Did you know that you can listen to SIA 030 in NYC, San Clemente ,Houston and in Las Vegas?

    We are NOT going to have 20-30 dealers in the country.. that i can assure you.. we are going to support our dealers with events.. like we did with Hans-Ole Vitus after the RMAF 2019. And we will continue to do that..we are not behind the curve.. we will never be.. but what we will never ever do is dish out dealerships just for the sake of doing it..

    VA products will be reprsented by only qualified dealers who are willing to share our passion.

    I will be at thw Florida Audio Expo in room 812.

    Please find me in my exhibit room with the SIA 030 and i will be more than happy to answer any.more questions that you might have face to face..

    If you are in LA, let me arrange a demo at your own home with my dealer..all you need to do is ask..

    My best to all forum members.

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    Ozan Turan
    Www.highendbyoz.com
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    Re: What happened to Vitus???

    Welcome Ozan!
    Joe

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