Octave AudioV80SE usedOctave Audio V80SE  w/ Super Black BoxV 80 SE The all-new OCTAVE V 80 SE sets new benchmarks for quality and performance in the product category of integrated amplifiers. It is the crown ...7995.00

Octave Audio V80SE w/ Super Black Box

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V 80 SE

The all-new OCTAVE
V 80 SE sets new benchmarks for quality and performance in the product
category of integrated amplifiers. It is the crown of the Octave
integrated amplifier range and shines with a completely new amplifier
design. A new driver stage, upgraded output transformers, and a more
sophisticated power transformer highlight the technical design, while a
completely new feedback loop offers absolute stability. As a serious
alternative to high end separate pre- and power-amplifier components,
the V 80 SE is equipped with a wide variety of inputs, both RCA and XLR,
and features full function preamp capabilities. A MM or MC phono board
is optional. A connection for Octave's proprietary Black Box or Super
Black Box power supply capacitance upgrade module is also included.

The V 80 SE is the only model in the Octave range with a headphone
connector, and features a high-grade discrete headphone amplifier that
offers very low distortion (<0.008% at 200 ohms) and uncompromised
sound quality. It is also possible to integrate the V 80 SE into a Home
Cinema system thanks to the Home Theater Bypass Circuit, which allows
the V 80 SE to power the front channels of a high-quality multichannel
system. Furthermore, the V 80 SE features Octave's innovative, power
saving Ecomode circuit, which serves to reduce heat and unnecessary
power consumption when the amplifier is switched on but not in use.
The V 80 SE features Octave's innovative Power Management and Protection
Systems. All Octave models are protected against any inrush-current
during switch-on, and the operation voltage is built up slowly, which
also serves to extend the lifespan of all parts – especially the tubes.

One can adjust the V 80 SE BIAS in three steps with a small screw driver
at the front panel of the amplifier, making very sensitive adjustment
to the loudspeakers quite simple. The incredibly precise BIAS
calibration system requires no knowledge or experience let alone any
micrometre or tools, so there is no need to involve a tech. In addition
to simplifying tube biasing, this also makes it very easy for one to
experiment with other tube types.

While the finish, build-quality and craftsmanship of the unit are easily
recognized, the real fascination with the V 80 SE is the uncompromised
sound quality and its incredible performance capabilities. The new
amplifier design, optimized for the higher power KT 150 and KT 120
tubes, yields 150 watts per channel power output, allowing perfect
control of virtually any loudspeaker – even at high sound pressure
levels. Music will flow effortlessly as the amplifier performs with an
unrivalled sense of ease, all while delivering precise control and
inexhaustible dynamics.

In the midrange, the V 80 SE integrated amplifier remains natural and
warm, while the high frequencies are accurately reproduced with all the
nuanced fine details which make all the difference in high fidelity
playback. This powerful yet elegant integrated amplifier conveys pure
emotion and is the perfect partner for nearly every loudspeaker. With
its incredible reliability, ease of operation, and innovative feature
set, the V 80 SE delivers the highest level of performance for the most
demanding music lovers.


Basic Model
V 80 SE, optional Phono MM or MC

Tube Complement
4 x KT150

Aluminium silver oder Aluminium black


Phono Input MC or MM

Super Black Box

OCTAVE, with the Black Box technology, offers an
instrument to optimizing the OCTAVE amplifier in respect to the
speaker. This flexibility is a unique feature of the OCTAVE brand.

The dynamic and tonal stability of an amplifier is
strongly dependent upon the stability and capacity of the power supply,
therefore the Black Box and Super Black Box were developed as external
upgrades to the OCTAVE amplifiers’ power supply storage capacitors by
increasing their capacitance by a factor of 4 (Black Box) or 10 (Super
Black Box), respectively. This is a tremendous benefit if the speaker
is difficult to drive. Loudspeaker efficiency is made less critical,
while the amplifier is enabled to handle speakers with minimum
impedances as low as 2 Ohms. 

The power supply capacitance increase realized via use of the Black Box
or Super Black Box stabilizes current delivery and reduces the
impedance interaction of the load. This improves dynamic range,
separation, depth, soundstage size and articulation, rendering the
musical reproduction clearer throughout the entire frequency range. The
amplifier remains unaffected by mains variations and interferences due
to the noise filtering characteristics of the capacitors.


Basic Model
Super Black Box

Aluminium silver or Aluminium black

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