BALANCED AUDIO TECHNOLOGY VK-P6 PHONO STAGE
GREATLY EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE, EXQUISITE HARMONIC DETAIL
Available for a lower price than the model it replaces, Balanced Audio Technology's VK-P6 phonostage delivers an astonishing combination of performance and value. Incorporating many of the exact engineering elements found in BAT's reference VK-P12 Series, 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.
TWO MASSIVE TOROIDAL POWER TRANSFORMERS-SAME AS THOSE IN FLAGSHIP REX II
Built for decades of enjoyment, the 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.
YOUR LPs WILL FINALLY SOUND THE WAY THE ENGINEER INTENDED
The VK-P6 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.
Inputs 1x RCA Weight-unpackaged 36 lb(16kg) Outputs 1x XLR Gain Signal To Noise Low Gain 50dB Low Gain 71dB High Gain 55dB High Gain 73dB Tube Complement 8x 6922, 2x 6SN7 Cartridge Loading: Polarity Switch: Resistance Selectable 100Ohm to 47kOhm Selectable - 0 to 180 NA Capacitance Selectable 100pF to 1000pF Power Supply Energy Storage 140 joules Power Consumption 150VA Dimensions: 19"Wx5.75"Hx15.5"D
(48cm W x 15cm H x 40cm D)