Despite the fact that development is constantly moving in the direction of digital audio format and towards audio video systems with an increasing number of channels, high quality stereo systems still enjoy a large degree of popularity. Some users are put off by the installation of complex multi-channel systems and enjoy viewing DVD films in stereo. Other music enthusiasts do not want to switch to a surround sound system because that will never reach the sound quality of an equally prized High-End stereo system.
Vincent SV-238 has been the successful top model among our stereo amplifiers. For this amplifier, developers concentrated on the basics of pure stereo sound and an elevated manufacturing quality. The transistor amplification technique used is based on Class A circuitry as well as Class AB operation. That way the advantages of the sound optimized but power bounded Class A operation mode and the more powerful Class AB mode were combined.
The same is true with the successor SV-238MK: the amplifier switches between both modes automatically depending on the current electrical power level. The user has no influence on that. The new MK model of this amplifier has been improved in the preamplifier section that is built in discrete circuitry now.
Your integrated amplifier SV-238MK possesses unusual large power reserves. Amplifier features that do not influence the sound in a positive way like Tone control, Loudness and Recording Output have been avoided. One of the inputs has XLR connectors so that you can use the best musical sources. A special feature is the possibility to connect additional main amplifier channels both via RCA and XLR. The remote control set and the contrasting VF front display make the use of this amplifier comfortable. As usual the ratio of price/performance is one of the lowest on the world market.
This is an absolute Beast! If you require pure, unadulterated power, this is the monster for you! This thing has enough power to "arc weld" (well..... almost...).
Your wife/girlfriend might think you're nuts, but this is a guy thing... Who cares. This amplifier is like a German Panzer running on rocket fuel, steroids and some strudel for that added sweetness!
A full amplifier with the performance of an end stage. 16 Sanken transistors per channel guide the power of the 1,500VA transformer into the correct channels. But pure power without control, flexibility and clean signal processing is not enough. Complex Class A circuitry, symmetrical amplifier circuitry and the connection options for XLR sources provide magnificent sound.
(we couldn't find a sign which labels this as 35+ kg as this item is 40kg)
- Frequency response: 20 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
- Nominal Output Power RMS/8 Ohm: 2 x 200W, RMS/4 Ohm: 2 x 400W RMS/2 Ohm: 2 x 700W, Class A/8 Ohm: 2 x 60W,
- Input sensitivity: 350mV
- Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1 % (1 kHz, 1 Watt)
- Signal-Noise ratio: > 95 dB, Input impedance: 47 kOhm,
- Inputs: 5 x RCA 1 x XLR,
- Outputs: 2 x 4 (Bi-Wire Capable) Speaker Terminal, Pre Out: 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR
- Mains supply: 230 V/50 Hz, Colour: black/silver, Weight: 32 kg
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 180 x 530 mm
- Full Metal Remote