BAT VK-P6SE PHONOSTAGE
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Six-Pak and 6C45 gain stage contribute to superior mid-bass
Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6SE uses a Special Edition gain stage configuration and Six-Pak oil-filled output capacitors. A beneficiary of trickle-down engineering from BAT’s costlier designs, VK-P6SE also employs 10 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 the VK-P6SE in the chain.
Extreme matching flexibility and a deliciously linear, open, textured sound
The 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.
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 3 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.
Gain at 1kHz
Direct - Low: 50dB
Direct - High: 55dB
Signal to noise ratio
Low Gain: 71dB
High Gain: 73dB
Resistance (ohms): Selectable from 100 to 47k
Capacitance (pf): Selectable from 100 to 1000
4x 6922, 4x 6C45, 2x 6SN7
Power supply energy storage
19" x 5.75" x 15.5"