Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6SE Phonostage
Spectacular-Sounding BAT VK-P6SE Phonostage Boasts the Same Six-Pak Oil-Filled Output Capacitors as Reference VK-P12
Addition of 6C45 Vacuum Tubes Translate into More Open, Transparent Fidelity In Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6SE Phonostage
"All you need to do is listen." Balanced Audio Technology's motto has never been truer than in the case of the VK-P6SE phonostage. This meticulously refined instrument brings you as close to reference-level analog performance as you can get without spending thousands more. If you seek inimitable tonal warmth, resplendent texture, deep-black backgrounds, and lifelike imaging from your vinyl LPs, you owe it to yourself to audition VK-P6SE in your system to hear how it will forever change your listening experiences.
Six-Pak and 6C45 Gain Stage Produce Superior Mid-Bass
Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6SE improves upon the startlingly good VK-P6 by adding a Special Edition gain stage configuration and the same Six-Pak oil-filled output capacitors employed by the reference VK-P12. A beneficiary of trickle-down engineering, VK-P6SE employs ten tubes in a dual-mono, balanced zero-feedback topology. The Special Edition gain stage employs 6C45 vacuum tubes to achieve improved electrical performance, including more gain and a more open, transparent sound. Dual-mono construction and enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. Your records, your system, and your emotional satisfaction will be greatly rewarded with VK-P6SE in the chain.
Enormous Power, Meticulously Designed Circuit Board Allow You to Hear More
Exceeding the former VK-P10 phonostage (the model it replaces) in most every respect, VK-P6SE establishes a new benchmark in BAT performance/value ratio. It uses the same heavy-duty chassis found in BAT's top-of-the-line products, while the dual-mono topology starts with two massive toroidal power transformers—the same parts used in BAT's REX II preamplifier. From there, the power goes to massive energy storage reserves worthy of some power amplifiers. The meticulous layout of the large circuit board provides the shortest-possible signal path.
Extreme Matching Flexibility and a Deliciously Linear, Open, Textured Sound
VK-P6SE 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. Such 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.