Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 Phonostage
Lower-Priced Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 Phonostage Brings Hallmark BAT Sound Within Reach of More Music Lovers
Ten-Tube Dual-Mono Design Offers Stupendous Build, Differential RIAA Network, Tremendous Energy Reserves: BAT VK-P6 Phonostage Plays Back Music With Lush, Warm, Detailed Character
Vinyl playback just got significantly better for many analog enthusiasts. Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6 phonostage brings the fabled manufacturer's trademark sonics within reach of more music lovers. Less expensive than the preceding VK-P5, VK-P6 touts fresh looks and new signal capacitors. The ten-tube dual-mono design, stupendous build quality, differential RIAA network, and mammoth energy reserves give this phonostage a lush, warm, detailed, and smooth character that mines the savory details and tonalities from your LPs. Guaranteed.
"The BAT VK-P6 gives you a luxury ride at a relatively low price. It's build quality is high (it weighs 35 pounds), its sonics are rich and fully fleshed out and the pictures it paints are vivid, widescreen and deep. What will be to your liking is the unit's quiet backgrounds, its impressive dynamic authority, and its pleasing sense of rhythm'n'pacing as we like to put it in Stereophile."
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile/Analog Planet
Greatly Extended Dynamic Range, Exquisite Harmonic Detail, New Cosmetics
Available for a lower price than the model it replaces, Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6 phonostage delivers an astonishing combination of performance and value. Incorporating many of the exact engineering elements found in BAT's reference VK-P12 Series and sporting new cosmetics, VK-P6 employs ten tubes in a dual-mono, zero-feedback topology. Impregnable construction and enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. This spectacular audiophile component touts greatly extended dynamic range and the ability to resolve harmonic and reverberant detail in the quietest passages.
Two Massive Toroidal Power Transformers--Same As Those in Flagship REX II
Built for decades of enjoyment, VK-P6 uses the same heavy-duty chassis as BAT's top-of-the-line products. Its dual-mono topology starts with two massive toroidal power transformers--the same parts used in BAT's flagship REX II preamplifier. From there, the power goes to massive energy storage reserves worthy of many power amplifiers. The meticulous layout of the large circuit board provides the shortest-possible signal path. And the ten-tube topology is derived from that found in the VK-P12 phonostage. Upgraded signal capacitors are used throughout. Aesthetically, the industrial design seamlessly blends with all components--particularly those of the BAT family. And, true to BAT tradition, VK-P6 is fully upgradeable to the VK-P6SE.
Your LPs Will Finally Sound the Way the Engineer Intended
VK-P6 employs a differential RIAA network, permitting ease of adjustment and improved common mode noise rejection. Completely passive, this circuit has fewer components than a more traditional implementation. The benefits translate into improved matching of the RIAA curve to specification. With the BAT Flying RIAA network, you can be assured that all of your records sound the way that the recording engineer intended. Vacuum-tube current sources further improve the linearity and yield a more open, textured sound. Dual 6SN7 vacuum tubes act as current sources for the second gain stage. Yes, BAT thought of everything. All you need to do is listen.