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Description

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.

Specifications

VK-53SE

Preamplifier
Inputs: 5 XLR Output Impedance: 200Ω
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): 100kΩ Tube Complement 8x 6H30

Reviews

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.