Save More Than $3,000 with a Special Summer Balanced Audio Technology Bundle Guaranteed to Make Your Music Come Alive: Includes Preamplifier, Power Amplifier, and Phono Preamplifier
Balanced Audio Technology VK-33 Tube Linestage Preamplifier Boasts Enhanced Transformers for Increases in Dynamics, Speed: Music Signal Transmitted Through Just One Stage for Extreme Purity
Power Amplifier Literally and Figuratively Raises the Bar on Industrial Design: All-Triode BAT VK-56 Features Superb Clarity and Dynamics, High-Current Tube, and Auto-Biasing
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
Make it a summer to remember by taking advantage of the savings and incredible performance offered by Balanced Audio Technology's triple-product bundle designed to handle analog and digital music with equal prowess. The BAT VK-33 tube linestage preamplifier is trickle-down sonic opulence in action. Formerly reserved for BAT SE models, new power-supply transformers provide marked increases in dynamics and speed. In VK-33, the signal is transmitted through only one gain stage, freeing it from the negative artifacts attributable to both extremes of modern preamplifier designs. A superior user interface and shunt volume control further up the ante. And of course, the design can be upgraded to "SE" status at any time.
Naturally, VK-33 is balanced. Why is this approach superior? Balanced topology simply provides a complete signal representation. Magic happens when you free yourself from limitations of the single-ended structure with its half-signal processing. If a one-handed craftsman can be very good, imagine what he can do with two hands. Vacuum-tube current sources further improve the linearity of the gain stage to yield a more open, textured sound. In addition, with the purchase of BAT's X-PAK accessory, more than one type of vacuum tube can be used, meaning you can fine-tune the sound to best meet your individual needs.
Outfitted with a superior user interface, VK-33 is a breeze to use right out of the box. And with VK-33, you can always get the volume just right. It employs a proprietary electronic shunt volume attenuator that offers 140 steps of 0.5dB resolution that sound continuous to the human hear. Discrete metal film resistors are used to bleed the unused signal to ground. You'll immediately hear the difference.
Featuring a graceful rear arch that literally and figuratively raises the bar on industrial design, the BAT VK-56 power amplifier arrives as the go-to amplifier for music lovers seeking the renowned manufacturer's hallmark sound in a component that boasts rigorous design principles and a more affordable price point. Skimping on nothing that has made BAT a preeminent high-end company, VK-56 provides superb midrange clarity, power, and dynamics. Plus, its all-triode topology and auto-biasing means it's the easiest tube amp you could hope to own.
By using the same high-current dual-triode 6C33C-B tube employed in BAT's flagship REX II power amplifier, VK-56 (55Wpc stereo, 110Wpc monoblock configuration) delivers the high-current kick required to drive even difficult low-impedance speaker loads. Simply choose the stereo or monoblock version based upon your choice of speaker and room size. And VK-56 can be upgraded to VK-56SE status at any time. In addition, VK-56 is available with a silver color option that incorporates a silver front faceplate and matching rear arch.
VK-56's advanced engineering eliminates the traditional headache associated with most vacuum-tube power amplifiers – specifically, the constant need to set and readjust the proper bias of the output tubes – as VK-56 features an intelligent automatic bias design that adjusts for changing line voltage and aging tubes, with each output tube having its own dedicated bias circuit. The auto-bias circuit also ensures your VK-56 sounds wonderful within the first few minutes of listening. You'll immediately experience the midrange clarity, power, and dynamics that have made BAT one of the most respected brands in high-end audio.
Vinyl playback just got significantly better with Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6 phono preamplifier, which 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.
Available for a lower price than the model it replaces, VK-P6 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.
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.
VK-P6 also 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. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.