TRANSFORMER-COUPLED OUTPUTS FOR UTMOST MUSICAL PURITY, COHERENCY The VK-53SE is the finest single-chassis preamplifier ever offered by Balanced Audio Technology. It features a transformer-coupled, high-current, single gain-stage topology. The transformer-coupled outputs catapult the performance of this fully balanced, zero-feedback design to a higher level. These transformers replace BAT’s venerable Six-Pak of output capacitors with custom-designed amorphous core output transformers. Each is encapsulated within a mu-metal shield for the ultimate in signal purity and noise isolation. Electrically, the custom transformers significantly improve the VK-53SE’s ability to drive low-impedance loads. Sonically, they offer greater dynamics, transparency, top-to-bottom extension, and a more coherent, organic portrayal of music.
|Inputs:||5 XLR||Output Impedance:||200Œ©|
|Outputs – Main:||2 XLR||Noise (unweighted):||-110dB|
|Outputs – Tape:||1 XLR||Distortion at 2V output:||0.005%|
|Maximum Gain:||18dB||Maximum Output Signal:||40V|
|Global Feedback:||None||Absolute Polarity:||Switchable|
|Volume Control Resolution:||0.5dB||Power Consumption:||250VA|
|Volume Control Number of Steps:||140||Dimensions:||19″ x 5.75″ x 15.5″|
|Frequency Response:||2Hz to 200kHz||Weight:||45lb.|
|Input Impedance (minimum):||100kŒ©||Tube Complement||8x 6H30|
Forget the fancy introduction. We’ll come right out and say it: The VK-53SE is the finest single-chassis preamplifier BAT ever created. Bolstered by eight 6H30 Supertubes, it offers the ultimate in tonal purity, noise isolation, and signal integrity. Its transformer-coupled, high-current, single gain-stage topology is abetted with custom-designed transformers that significantly improve the ability to drive low-impedance loads. You’ll hear greater dynamics, transparency, top-to-bottom extension, and arrestingly coherent music portrayals. Truer Frank. Deeper Miles. Clearer Bob. More everything.