Replaced... The most successful Vincent amplifier of all time
Under the leadership of Frank Blöhbaum, who is the developer of the Thorens electronics and the Auto-Bias control of the T.A.C. tube amplifiers, the circuit design was completely revised and improved. Thus, in the output stage section a phase reserve of 90° was reached by making various changes. This phase reserve provides a much better transient response to complex loads (loudspeakers).
Because the amplifier always works virtually during normal operation in state of the transient oscillation - Music represents transient pulses – the improvements can be heard elementary. Musicality and sound are much better than its predecessor. Even the most difficult loudspeakers can be powered easily. The amplifier always dominates the complex load (loudspeaker) without sounding strained.
The preamplifier section was fitted in the second stage with 6N1P tubes. The greater voltage level provides better signal stability. This results in a higher spectral purity of the signal which causes a further improvement in fine detail in the sound. Here, the tube-like musicality is maintained and an analytical coldness never comes in the sound. Another advantage of the improved circuit design is a greatly improved signal to noise ratio. It results in an excellent playback quality also on high efficiency speakers such as the Impulse series of Dynavox: Noise was once. Enjoy explosive live performance as a result of excellent dynamics.
Elegant, timeless, clean technology, perfection for an end stage. Here valves create the typical sound that is amplified in the power area by the transistors. In addition, the new voltage stabilisation works with a 12 AU7 valve and thereby provides a trouble-free 10W in Class A operation. The secret tip.
The basis for this is based on a PHO-700 complex additional power supply, which is already used in the PHO-8. We have deliberately omitted an AC adapter and specially designed and developed a power supply. This is connected using a 9-pin DIN cable to the phono section. The voltage is again specially prepared in the power supply, so that ripple and hum of the electricity network play no role and the phono section is supplied with "clean power".
The PHO-700 presents itself in the same dimensions as the power supply. However, is due to the tube lines, combined with the known window which gives a free view to the tube. In the signal path a 12AU7 tube is used as a dual triode, which takes direct influence on the sound. High-quality components (e.g. from Nichicon or Wima) improve the parameters of noise ratio and amplification again. Of course, the PHO-700 is switchable via a switch on the rear panel for MM and MC cartridges.
The integrated amplifier X-i90 is the second model of the new X-Line range. Its sober and pure cosmetics gives it a luxurious and timeless touch.
Technically new and decidedly audiophile design, the integrated
amplifier X-i90 will delight for budget conscious music lovers wanting
to maximise their investment.
Equipped with eight power transistors, the integrated amplifier X-i90 delivers a power of 2 x 90 watts into 8 Ohms and its « Hi Bias » function will allow it to supply easily most of the loudspeakers found on the market.
Offering a DAC, and various analog inputs, the X-i90 will enable to meet the consumers demand.
Its complete remote control device will make it easier to use.
Not just a further development but a brand-new development on the theme of valve prestages is how the SA-31MK is presented. Two additional 6N16 valves in the output stage, redesign of the voltage control, electronic volume and input control make a clear statement which is expressed 100% in the sound.
THE NEW CONCEPT 40 LOUDSPEAKER
Q Acoustics introduces ‘Concept 40’, an elegant new floorstanding loudspeaker which sets new standards of sonic performance at its price.
Award-winning pedigree In common with the Concept 20, its award-winning little brother, the new Concept 40’s unparalleled soundstage and sheer
musicality is achieved by incorporating outstanding drive units into a lacquered, State-of-the-Art, ‘GelcoreTM Construction’, ultra-low
‘GelcoreTM Construction, specially developed for acoustic enclosures, is in effect a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’, separated by
a resonance absorbing compound. This enables the drive units to simply reproduce music, unencumbered by the level of cabinet
induced distortions found in conventional designs.
Description Designed with the true audiophile in mind, the MAP-800II has features and build quality typically found on much more expensive gear. An oversized toroidal transformer, balanced inputs, bi-wiring speaker terminals, bipolar output transistors and isolation spikes with protector pads, all wrapped in an ultra-rigid partitioned metal chassis with a thick solid metal faceplate. The result is an amplifier capable of driving even the most difficult loudspeakers, while reproducing all the subtle details and full dynamics of the music.