While I love the sound of Tube Amps, they can be a pain to deal with, especially if you don’t spend the big bucks for features like auto-bias or tube replacement indicators. That’s where hybrid solid-state/tube amps come in. They give you the best of both worlds, providing the dependability and power of solid-state along with the warmth of tubes in the preamp section.
Today, Vincent Audio, one of the best in the hybrid tube amp game, announced the availability of their $2999.95 SV-237MK II hybrid integrated amplifier, a new model (available in Black and Silver) that builds on their popular SV-237 hybrid amp with the addition of Bluetooth 5.0 for quick streaming.
In addition, the SV-237MK II has received a cosmetic upgrade in the form of a new front faceplate.
Like the original, It maintains a big power rating of 2 x 150 Watts (RMS) into 8 Ohms and 2 x 250 Watts (RMS) into 4 Ohms, plus it can provide 10 watts in Pure Class A mode (8 Ohms). It also has an internal Burr-Brown-based DAC so you can connect digital sources.
For more information about Vincent Audio’s SV-237MK II hybrid integrated amplifier, you can head to https://pangeaaudio.com.
The following press release is courtesy of Pangea Audio:
Vincent Audio SV-237MK II Builds on Power of its Predecessor with Addition of Bluetooth 5.0
SV-237MK II’s Hybrid Design Represents the Best of Analog and Digital Performance
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, July 6, 2022 – Vincent Audio, a designer and manufacturer of elegant high-fidelity stereo and multichannel components, announced today announced the availability of the SV-237MK II, a long-anticipated update of the company’s popular SV-237 hybrid integrated amplifier.
“The SV-237 is one of the most successful Vincent Audio models sold across the globe,” says Steve Niemi, Director of Global Sales, Pangea Audio, LLC. “But, like all of the brand’s products, the team is constantly looking for ways to make the best at a given price even better.”
Available in both black and silver, the new SV-237MK II (MSRP: $2999.95) features the original model’s exceptional hybrid design that is widely acknowledged as a standard-setting blend of both tube and solid-state sections. Its power rating of 8 Ohm: 2 x 150 Watt (RMS)/ 4 Ohm: 2 x 250 Watt (RMS) is powerful enough to drive two pairs of speakers without breaking a sweat.
New to the SV-237MK II is the addition of Bluetooth 5.0, allowing listeners to wirelessly stream high-resolution audio files to the integrated amplifier. In addition, the front panel received a cosmetic upgrade so that it resembles other models in the current lineup of Vincent Audio integrated amplifiers.
The SV-237MK II features the company’s acclaimed hybrid design, offering the rich, natural-sounding audio associated with vacuum tubes while providing the power and control of solid-state electronics.
The SV-237 MKII delivers a full 10 watts in pure ‘Class A’ mode, giving instruments and vocals a warm, natural texture associated with solid-state electronics sold at a significantly higher price.
In addition to making analog sources sound their best, the SV-237MK II is up to date with a DAC that handles the latest high-resolution streaming formats, including WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM and more.
The input selection includes three analog and two digital, with the latter connecting to a Burr-Brown PCM 5102 DAC that is specially designed to bring out the best in compact discs as well as WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM, MP3, AAC, AC3, and WMA files. No matter the audio source, the SV-237MK II will handle it with ease, with full-range output that brings out the best in high-fidelity recordings.
For further information about Vincent Audio’s SV-237MK II hybrid integrated amplifier, visit https://pangeaaudio.com.
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SV-237MK II Specifications
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ±0.5 dB; 20 Hz – 50 kHz ±2 dB
- Maximum output power at 8 Ohm: 2 x 150 Watt (RMS)
- Maximum output power at 4 Ohm: 2 x 250 Watt (RMS)
- Maximum output power Class A at 8 Ohm:2 x 10 Watt (RMS)
- Input sensitivity: 300 mV
- Input impedance: 47 kOhm
- Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 W)
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 90 dB
- Dimensions: 16.8″ wide, 6″ high, 17″ deep
- Weight: 45 lbs
About Pangea Audio Distributing, LLC
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