Show Coverage


T.H.E. Show, Newport Beach 2016

LIO DHT PRE wins Richard Beer’s Innovation Award


“Vinnie has pushed the LIO into very interesting territory with the DHT. Greater sense of realism, faster transient attacks, more realistic detail retrieval and a more robust midband. The tone was right, the music was pumping and many listeners left that room much happier than when they walked in.”

Ron Brenay, New Record Day

“The LIO in Chicago with the big Harbeths was emotionally engaging, and delivered on every sonic front I could grade it on, and Newport was no different, except the Volti’s expanded the sound stage, and brought an even deeper organic, and visceral impact to the music. That, and real quickness. Attack speed on notes, and transients was blinding. The efficient Vittoras were able to enjoy far more headroom, and shrugged-off big, fat dynamic swings with Rossi’s 25 watts on tap. “

Rafe Arnott, Part Time Audiophile


I expect that a lot of converts were won over by the Vinnie Rossi ultra-configurable, do everything but wash your dishes, Stereophile Class A Recommended Component LIO with new LIO directly heated triode linestage… I certainly was when I heard it paired with Harbeth M40.2 Reference loudspeakers. Thanks for the beautiful experience, Vinnie…”

Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile


T.H.E. Show, Newport Beach 2015

“…the new Vinnie Rossi LIO integrated amp would be my early pick for the best sound of Newport 2015.”

Herb Reichert, Stereophile

“Awe inspiring and terrific tonality.”

Frank Iacone, Headphone.Guru

“The Vinnie Rossi LIO is very easy to recommend.”

Aaron Kovics, Headphone Guru

Most Significant Product Introduction:  Vinnie Rossi’s LIO modular integrated amplifier

“By far the most innovative single amp, preamp, and integrated amp I came across at the show was this hybrid unit, the LIO Modular, designed by one Vinnie Rossi”

Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound


SoCal CanJam 2015

“Build and sound quality are extremely impressive, so the LIO would be a cool product to own purely on the basis of its sound. It hyper-versatility, though, give it multi-purpose capabilities few other components I have seen could every hope to match.”

Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2015

“Vinnie paired his electronics with the Harbeth 40.2 Reference Monitors and the sound was liquid-ie good.”

Michael Lavorgna, Audiostream

“Today I saw Vinnie’s new ultracapacitor-powered VR120 amplifier. I touched it, I photographed it, and I listened to it play… in the most effortless, grainless, natural, detailed, visceral, musically exciting way.”

Herb Reichert, Stereophile

Part Time Audiophile’s Best of RMAF 2015: Vinnie Rossi LIO and Harbeth 40.2 Speakers

“But at the end of the day I’m still dreaming about the sound of the LIO/Harbeth system. Is there a better pair speaker for midrange than the Harbeth? I doubt it. Paired with the LIO the sound was spectacular. Seemless top to bottom. Open, clear…but with great bass and dynamics. The LIO is doing all the right things and seems like solid gear. Yet another visit to Denver demonstrates that you don’t have to spend crazy money to get reference sound.”

Lee Scoggins, Part-Time Audiophile

“I am very tempted to finagle a way into a pair of Harbeth 40.2 loudspeakers. For me, that room was magical. Paired with the new Vinnie Rossi separates, I was gobsmacked, and several times in the weeks following, I’ve been tempted into doing something horribly rash.”

Scot Hull, Part-Time Audiophile


NY Audio Show 2015

“This may have been my most enjoyable room at the show. Vocals were just sublime as demonstrated on record after record.”

Steven Marsh,

“…it all made for wonderful music that impressed with the sense of space (not always easy in show conditions).”

Rick Jenson,

Capital Audiofest 2015

“Very black backgrounds in this room, when it was less populated, helped the musical details flow from the system. Voices and violin/string tone were sensational here, nothing bombastic just very real sounding.”

Kemper Holt, Enjoy the Music

“…the straightforwardness of the room was a visual breath of fresh air. Look at how compact that footprint is! Hear how expansive that sound stage is! It’s enough to make me want to start tossing gear out onto AudiogoN just so I can start over. But if you’re not starting over, and looking at ways to improve what you’ve got, and detail + tone is your sonic cup-of-tea, I think this room would have been a fabulous place to tie up your boat.”

Scott Hull, Part Time Audiophile


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

Ten Most Significant Products: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

“One of the biggest headaches for audiophiles who use digital products is obsolescence. Often a brand new cutting-edge device turns into a boat anchor overnight as newer formats become available. Vinnie Rossi… has come up with a solution that is so unique…”

Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound