The SV-737 integrated amplifier hybrid design from Vincent Audio offers the natural-sounding audio associated with vacuum tubes while providing the power and control of solid-state electronics in a fully integrated solution designed for modern audio sources and home integration, including wireless audio and streaming services.
"The SV-737 ends the debate over whether tubes or solid-state circuitry offer the best listening experience," says Steve Niemi, Director of Global Sales, Pangea Audio Distributing. "This model stands as a sterling example of how the reliability of solid-state and natural-sounding warmth of tubes can seamlessly blend in one high-performance amp."
Featuring two amplifier sections – a tube pre-amplifier using 2 x 6N1P, 2 x 6N2P, and 1 x 85A2 tubes, and a solid-state power amplifier – both perfectly matched for maximum transparency, the SV-737 also allows the user to bypass the pre-amp/amp connection by removing external jumpers, allowing for an external Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for room correction.
Among the many reasons the SV-737 hybrid integrated amplifier stands out in a crowded market is its advanced Wi-Fi integration. Connection to a home network is fast and efficient, giving easy access to high-resolution music streaming services and files stored on a NAS drive. Playable digital formats include WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM, MP3, AAC, AC3, and WMA.
Options for wired connections include six (6) pairs of analog RCA inputs, two (2) optical inputs, two (2) coaxial inputs, and one (1) stereo main input, making it future-resistant as users’ systems evolve over time. In addition to analog sources, the SV-737 is up to date with a DAC that handles the latest high-resolution streaming formats, including WAV, FLAC, AIFF, APE, and more.
On a par with the onboard analog and digital circuitry is a power supply that features Elco capacitors for buffering to keep the electrical current clean and noise-free.
"In many ways, the SV-737 is the golden child of Vincent Audio’s top-shelf SA-T7 pre-amp and SV-237 amplifier. It incorporates the T7’s two gain blocks with embedded, switchable tone control but adapted for a tube pre-amplifier. Add the rock-solid design of the SV-237MK amp with custom design updates, and you have an unbeatable hybrid integrated amp that will satisfy the most ardent audiophiles," adds Niemi.
Distribution in the US is handled by Pangea Audio, based in Grand Rapids, MI.