BAT VK-32SE Preamp in excellent condition for sale. Stereophile class A recommended equipment.
The preamp has been checked by the factory and all 6H30 tubes have been replaced and with less than 5 hrs of usage.
Here is the description:
The VK-32SE builds on a solid foundation, using proven ideas and design solutions previously incorporated in other Balanced Audio Technology products.
It continues the line of Unistage® products based on a single gain stage, incorporating no buffers or followers and no global negative feedback. The ultimate simplicity of this topology has been widely acclaimed and accepted as an industry standard.
The strength of the VK-32SE starts with its immense power supply, in dual mono configuration, using separate, oversized toroidal power transformers for each channel. The power supply generates symmetrical high voltage rails for the active gain stage, allowing it to operate linearly and with low distortion over a tremendous signal range. Before reaching the gain cell, the power supply voltages undergo several stages of filtering, using C-multipliers on both positive and negative rails. The final stage of filtering, the one directly connected to the gain stage, consists of BAT’s custom oil capacitors as part of its monstrous SUPER-PAK. This approach guarantees that only the highest quality capacitors work in conjunction with the amplification devices.
The differential gain stage is composed of two 6H30 SuperTubes per channel, supported by vacuum tube current sources, and incorporating Vishay Bulk Metal® Foil load resistors.
The VK-32SE volume control provides broad range of adjustment with 140 steps of 0.5dB resolution, resulting in essentially a continuous feel. Based on shunt topology, and using 16-bit digital control, it utilizes Vishay resistors as its pass devices.
Custom oil-filled capacitors are used at the output, resulting in an unmatched transparency and clarity of sound.
This whole package utilizes BAT’s powerful user interface, allowing customization of each input individually, that keeps receiving universal acclaim from customers and reviewers alike! Like all Balanced Audio Technology preamplifiers, the VK-32SE can be ordered with an optional full function remote control.
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