Product: Vincent SP-331 Hybrid Stereo Power Amplifier
Product SKU: 11257
Cosmetic Description: 8/10
Excellent condition with minimal signs of use. The heatsinks
all are straight and unblemeshed.
What is Included: Amplifier, Power cable
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found. MSRP:
The Absolute Sound "Best Tube Amplifier" 2008/2009
"Power Amplifier of the Year" The Absolute Sound Magazine
"Editors' Choice" Award, The Absolute Sound, 2007
"Best-sounding Sub-$1,200 Amp I've Heard"
Vincent's SP-331 wins the "Power Amplifier of the Year" award in the
January 2008 issue of The Absolute Sound magazine. "Plan on using a very
good preamp in order to hear what the high-resolution Vincent can
really do," suggests Chris Martens.
"One of the Sweetest Deals in Audio"
The Absolute Sound magazine rated the Vincent SP-331 as the "Best
Tube Amplifier" in the Winter 08 / Spring 09 issue, calling it "one of
the best-sounding power amplifiers we're heard in the
"Let me not mince words," says Martens in the August 2007 issue of
The Absolute Sound. "The SP-331 is the best-sounding sub-$1200 amplifier
I've yet heard, and I therefore regard it as one of the sweetest deals
in high-end audio today."
"Richness and Subtlety"
The October 2007 issue ofThe Absolute Sound magazine awarded the
Vincent SP-331 its "Editors' Choice" recommendation. "It combines the
richness and subtlety of fine tube designs -- especially through the
midrange -- with the sheer low-frequency grunt, control, and agility of a
good solid-state amplifier."
No Nonsense Luxury in a Hybrid Tube Design
Its front panel design says elegance. Its gorgeous chassis testifies
to the premium build quality. And its sound… well, its sound is a little
slice of heaven, combining the legendary warmth of tube electronics
with the speed, control, and reliability of solid-state designs.
The words 'no nonsense' and 'luxurious' usually don't go together,
but the Vincent SP-331 power amplifier is a rule breaker. Thanks to
German engineering, the look and sound are clean as a whistle. And the
price is far less than you would expect to pay for a component of this
Plenty of Power, Oodles of Style
The SP-331 boasts a power delivery of 150-watts-per-channel at eight
ohms, and a full 300-watts-per-channel at four ohms. That means you
harness plenty of 'oomph' for the full effect of realistic orchestral
crescendos and complex music passages. And when added to a home theater
system, the SP-331 is pure audio dynamite for film scores and special
You can't do better than a hybrid circuit design when it comes to
appealing audio performance. The SP-331 offers the best of both vacuum
tube and solid state technology. The input stage relies on two 6N16
tubes for liquid, effortless sounding audio. The output stage gets its
muscle from six Toshiba transistors per channel.
A Titan of a Power Supply
A mighty power amp requires a titan of a power supply, and that's
exactly what's on tap with the Vincent. Its precision-designed oversize
toroidal core transformer of 1,000-watts x 2 offers energy storage
capacity of 80,000 µF per channel. In fact, the power supply will even
accommodate speaker loads of two ohms without any difficulty.
Two pairs of high-quality speaker binding posts give you bi-wiring
options. The rear panel also includes a connection for the included
IEC-style power cord, one pair of unbalanced RCA-style inputs, and a
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