Brinkmann Integrated (with tube DAC)
To be absolutely correct, we should probably rename our »Vollverstärker« to “stereo power amplifier with high input sensitivity and a passive line stage”. But that is probably the only thing we could still improve on this device. As for the rest, everybody seems to agree that the »Vollverstärker« has looks to die for and sound that is even better.
In the typical Brinkmann manner, the »Vollverstärker« is reduced to the max, finished perfectly in the smallest of details and optimized for sound without compromise. You'll have to look elsewhere if you're looking for coupling capacitors, ceramic resistors or an on/off switch. Instead you will find servo direct coupling, protection circuits, thick-film and SMD resistors with no or low ceramic content as well as a clever energy and music saving standby function. (Not to mention a headphone output with a dedicated amplifier, a buffered tape output, or a remote volume control.) Thanks to its spiked feet, the »Vollverstärker« sounds great on every surface.
PLEASE NOTE: this unit is the *rarer edition* which sports the optional built-in Tube DAC Module
"A DAC-module is optionally available, this makes the amplifier a digital device. The current to voltage stage is made with a small tube for best sonic results. The digital signals of CD- players, DAT-recorders or digital radio tuners can have sample-frequencies of 32.....48 kHz, the DAC-modul is automatically self-adjusting to the input-frequencies. The two digital-inputs are switched electronically. When a signal reaches dig 1, the tube of the output is heated independantly from the chosen input of the amplifier. So the tube with dig 1 can be warmed up by switching on a source of digital signals, while an other input is working."
• THD/IM distortion: 0,01%/0,05%
• Output power: 2 x 100/70 W (4/8 Ohm)
• Output resistance: 0,1 Ohm
• Input impedance: 20 kOhm
• Input sensitivity: 300 mV
• Frequency response: DC ... 250 kHz
• S/N ratio: 92 dBA
• Dimensions (WxHxD): 440 x 85 x 310 mm
• Weight: 14 kg
• Includes: manual, power cord & remote control
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