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One of the Very Best Values in All of High-End Audio!

The BAT VK-3iX BALANCED Preamplifier represents a dramatic rethinking of an industry classic. Far more than a simple update, this incredible preamp incorporates many innovations from BAT’s reference preamplifiers. New circuit boards and a fresh look yield new heights of performance. In response to customer requests, BAT now offers SIX-PACK™, SUPER-PACK™ and Special Edition (SE) options.

Based on BAT’s proven Unistage® design to eliminate all buffers and followers with a single gain stage enhances the VK-3iX’s ability to portray the natural tonal color of instruments and carry forth the true emotion of any performance. As in BAT’s Reference VK-51SE Preamp, premium Vishay resistors are employed in BAT’s lossless shunt volume control, providing a remarkable sense of transparency and tremendous resolution. The new power supply of the VK-3iX boasts a sizeable increase in energy storage which translates into a greater low end heft and authority. The result is a stunning presentation of top to bottom clarity with the natural sense of musicality which can only be had with a proper all-tube design.

The VK-3iX is a gorgeous on the inside and outside. Its sculpted front panel compliments the high performance within. The user interface is simple and elegant, while the optional remote control offers convenience and control. The VK-3iX is truly, in every aspect, a BALANCED design.

The BAT VK-3iX offers a wealth of options, allowing you to tailor this remarkably accurate preamplifier to your individual specifications. Analog lovers can add BAT’s VK-P3 Phono Module for MM/MC cartridges. For greater low end control, you can add the world renowned SIX-PAK™ capacitor upgrade, the same as in the VK-51SE. For even wider dynamics, you can add the SUPER-PAK™ option which doubles the energy storage of the preamp. For the ultimate in performance, you can order this preamplifier as the VK-3iXSE (Special Edition) which combines the SIX-PACK™ and SUPER-PAK™ with BAT’s revolutionary new 6H30 Tubes. The best part is that any of these upgrades can be done anytime, as your needs grow! 100% Money Back Guarantee!
Inputs: 2 XLR + 3 RCA
Main Outputs: 1 XLR + 1 RCA
Tape Output: 1 RCA
Maximum Gain: 20 dB
Volume Control Resolution: 0.5 dB / 1 dB
Volume Control Number of Steps: 100
Frequency Response -3dB: 2 Hz to 300 kHz
Input Impedance - minimum each phase: 100 kO
Output Impedance: 1.0 kO
Minimum power amplifier input impedance: 10 kO
With SIX-PAK™: 3 kO

Noise-unweighted: -100 dB
Distortion @ 2Vrms output: 0.01%
Channel to channel crosstalk @ 10kHz: -85 dB
Maximum output signal - RMS: 40 V
Absolute polarity: Non-inverting
Tube complement: (4) 6922 + (2) 6V6
12V Trigger: Output only

Dimensions: (WHD) 19" x 5.75" x 15.5"
Weight - unpackaged: 27 lbs.
Power consumption: 90 VA
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