BALANCED AUDIO TECHNOLOGY VK-P12 PHONO STAGE
THE FOREFRONT OF ANALOG PLAYBACK TECHNOLOGY
Dual-mono construction, balanced inputs, vacuum-tube current sources, enormous energy reserves, and a massive power supply push the VK-P12 to the forefront of the world’s finest phonostages. VK-P12 uses the same amorphous core output transformers employed throughout Balanced Audio Technology’s premier line of phonostages Complementing the unit’s all-tube zero-feedback design, a unique Flying RIAA circuit maximizes accuracy, brings the benefits of fully differential operation to the critical equalization stage, and delivers standard-bearing fidelity to the original recorded signal. The end result is a circuit that unlocks hidden performance in virtually any cartridge.
BUILT-IN STEP-UP TRANSFORMERS, MAMMOTH ENERGY RESERVES HANDLE ANY CARTRIDGE
Low-output moving-coil cartridges are a forte of VK-P12. Most are easily handled easily by the phonostage’s direct mode. High-quality, built-in step-up transformers can be either used for cartridges with even lower output or to obtain an even lower noise flow. Internal switches allow you to adjust cartridge loading for capacitance and resistance, and provide low and high settings for preamplifier gain. Signal polarity is effortlessly changed via a front-panel balanced phase reversal switch. And you’ll never worry about energy. The VK-P12’s energy reserves exponentially exceed those found in competing products. By most any measure, this phonostage could be a sizeable power amplifier. Want more? Per BAT tradition, VK-P12 is fully upgradeable to the SE and SuperPak versions.
SUPERLATIVE BUILD QUALITY, BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE
True to BAT tradition, VK-P12 is built to a spec that ensures it will be passed onto future generations. Custom oil-filled signal capacitors are used throughout. Power-supply regulation is handled through vacuum-tube constant current sources. Pure, un-plated copper is utilized for all circuit board traces. Of course, all the effort spent on design and construction would be for naught if the VK-P12 yielded anything less than a breathtaking transcription of the music on your vinyl. And it’s in the LP grooves where the VK-P12 establishes its true pedigree. Experience it, and unlock the glory of vinyl music reproduction that few music lovers have ever imagined let alone enjoyed.
Inputs: 1x RCA + 1x XLR Weight: 40 lb. (19kg) Outputs: 1x XLR Gain at 1kHz: Signal to noise ratio: Direct - Low 45dB Direct - low 73dB Direct - High 60dB Direct - high 76dB Step-up low 65dB Step-up low 86dB Step-up high 80dB Step-up high 93dB Cartridge loading: Absolute Polarity: Switchable Resistance(ohms) Selectable from 100 to 47k Tube Compliment: 8x 6922
Capacitance (pf) Selectable from 0 to 1000 Power supply energy storage: 200 joules Power consumption: 150 VA Dimensions: 19"x5.75"x15.5"
(48 cm x 15 cm x 40 cm)