OctaveV 40 SE Integrated AmplifierFor sale is my Octave V 40 SE. The unit is in excellent condition, only one year old, and comes with all the original packaging, manual, bias screwdriver, removable tube protector and two (2) sets...3700.00
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For sale is my Octave V 40 SE. The unit is in excellent condition, only one year old, and comes with all the original packaging, manual, bias screwdriver, removable tube protector and two (2) sets of tubes for the new owner to enjoy and experiment with. The tubes included are a set of five (5) SED EL-34 Winged Cs (one spare tube) and a Quad set of the more powerful KT88 Gold Lions.
The V 40 is a sonic bliss to listen to with control and liquidity being some of its strengths. I have compared this unit to many more expensive products and the German Octave gear continues to be a diamond in the rough of the overcrowded HiFi playing field.
I am also including the upgraded Black Box Power Supply which is a $1200 upgrade and greatly improves the control, dynamic headroom, and noise floor of the system. (My Dynaudio loudspeakers loved this upgrade!)
This is the latest and greatest version (SE) of the coveted V40 so it includes all extra nice features including HT Bypass for home theater integration and ECO Standby Mode to keep your tubes ready to play at all times while not wasting excessive electricity.
Here is what Octave says regarding this unit:
V 40 SE, the all-rounder.
The V 40 SE is a line level integrated amplifier with 2 x 40 W peak output power. He is a further development and direct descendant of the successful V 40 and V 50 amplifier models. His powerful, clear bass fundamentals and his captivating resolution in the high frequencies win much respect. His unique features lift the V 40 SE into the 21st Century, while his performance earned him the rare “Stereoplay Highlight” (issue 07-2009), a prestigious award bestowed by the German high-end audio magazine Stereoplay.
The V 40 SE output stage consists of two power pentodes (Type EL 34) for each channel. Due to the BIAS Control and Monitoring System, the use of other pin-compatible output tubes is possible to match the amplifier to personal taste, or to benefit from new or improved tubes.
Like all OCTAVE Amps the, V 40 SE is based on the enhanced pentode configuration. This configuration ensures the absolute stability of the amplifier against the unstable impedance of the loudspeaker. Impedance mismatch is without consequence, and the V 40 SE is stable down to a 2 Ohm Load. An important contributor to this stability is the single impedance output transformer.
The V 40 SE is the perfect amp for speakers with an average efficiency rating.But not only is the low impedance capability an advantage, with his exceptional Signal-to-Noise ratio of –110dB / Full Power he is also an ideal partner for high efficiency loudspeakers.
I have attached stock photos as my unit is already boxed up in it's original double packaging for safe shipment. Check my perfect feedback and buy this rare listing with confidence!
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