Vincent sv-500 hybrid integrated
new in box --color is silver
Hybrid Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Vincent SV-500 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier with built in Dac
The most successful Vincent amplifier of all time
Our access into the "Hybridworld" of Vincent. On
the basis of the established SV-227, we have developed this amplifier.
With a little less output power, but with a similar timeless design and
with the typical Vincent sound characteristics the SV-500 is presented.
"Ideally Equipped For Enjoyable Music Listening"
Audiophiles all over the world love the sound of vacuum tubes.
That's why the German manufacturer Vincent Audio puts tubes in as many
of its products as possible.
The main trouble with tubes, however, is that big high-output power
tubes can fail when they are stressed. That's why Vincent Audio has
created a special class of amplifiers called "hybrids." They use vacuum
tubes where they do the most good – in the preamp stages – and solid
state devices for power output to the speakers. Many audiophiles around
the world have found this combination of vacuum tube and solid state to
be a marriage made in heaven.
SMART AUDIO ENGINEERING
Vincent Audio's smart audio engineering doesn't
stop with the vacuum tubes. Vincent's German engineering team has
invested thousands of hours to design extremely robust power supplies.
The amp's power supply is critical to its performance. For one thing, an
extremely reliable power supply means the amp will operate at peak
efficiency for many years without failing.
A second reason is the bass response. Most less expensive amps can't
delivery great bass simply because they have weak power supplies.
Vincent's amps, however, are famous for powerful, deep, and plentiful
bass – even at low volume levels. A trick? No, it's all about science
and engineering. Vincent invests in good circuit design, including a
large power transformer, high-grade filter caps, and more. Pick up the
amp and you'll find it's pretty hefty. Plug it in and listen. You'll be
amazed at the rock solid foundation you hear on all type of music.
ANALOG AND DIGITAL INPUTS
The Vincent SV-500 is a full featured stereo integrated amp offering six
inputs – four analog and two digital. The digital inputs connect to a
DAC that is specially built for excellent sound with CD players.
Great features include independent bass and treble controls, front panel
headphone input, mute, and infrared remote control. The metal remote is
one of the best we've seen. It has a solid feel, slim profile, and just
the right buttons, but none of the extra buttons you'll never use. The
rear panel features excellent five-way speaker binding posts and both
record and preamp outputs just in case you want to use the SV-500 as a
stand-alone tube preamp with an external amp.
SIMILAR CIRCUIT TO ITS BIG BROTHER, THE VINCENT SV-237
At the heart of the SV-500 is a circuit that's very similar to
Vincent's big brother integrated, the popular SV-237. This
German-designed circuit has three user-replaceable vacuum tubes, two
6N1s and one 12AX7B, for the warm, rich sound of vacuum tubes. The tubes
are conservatively biased for long life. The factory states the
expected tube life of ten years. However, we suspect they'll last far
Conservatively rated at 50WRMS into 8 ohms, we find the SV-500 seems to
deliver far more power than advertised thanks to its robust power
supply. From its ease with all kinds of musical material, you'll swear
you're listening to a much larger amp.
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB; 20 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 2 dB
- Nominal Output Power RMS/8 Ohm: 2 x 50 Watt
- Nominal Output Power RMS/4 Ohm: 2 x 80 Watt
- Input Sensitivity: 420 mV
- T.H.D.: < 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 Watt)
- Signal-Noise Ratio: >90dB
- Input Impedance: 47 kOhm
- Inputs: 4 x Stereo RCA, 1 x Optical, 1 x Coax
- Outputs: 1 x Stereo RCA Rec Out, 1 x Stereo RCA Pre Out, 2 x Power Control, 2 x 2 Speaker Terminal
- Playable Digital Formats: WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM, MP3, ACC, AC3, WMA
- Tubes: 1 x 12AX7, 2 x 6N1
- Colour: Black or Silver
- Weight: 10kg
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 118 x 375 mm
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