|Vincent Audio Gives Hybrid Tube Amp and Preamp a Boost|
|Home Theater News Power Amplifier News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Thursday, 29 April 2010|
The SP-331 MK is based on the Class AB amplifier, but it's now a Class A/AB amp. Its output stage operates in Class A mode for signals under 10 Watts, from there it kicks up to AB for a total output of 150 Watts at 8 Ohms. Vincent says that this helps reveal subtle detail in music that's otherwise hard to produce.
The SA-31 MK preamp is also newly configured for Class A operation. Vincent has added a pair of 6N16 vacuum tubes to the new output stage. The new model also ups the inputs from four to six and includes a wireless remote control. Both the SA-31 MK ($2,199) and SP-331 MK ($1,399) are available now in silver and black finishes.