A stereo integrated amplifier that nails the balance between affordability and high performance.
Backed by plenty of power and boasting hybrid tube & transistor amplification, this unit delivers a sound beyond its size and price tag.
The SV-500 is a remote-controlled stereo integrated amplifier. It is Vincent's best-equipped hybrid integrated amplifier.
- Hybrid Tube & Solid State Amplification
- Switchable Tone Control
- 4 x High-Quality Dual Speaker Binding Posts
- Pure Sound & Clear Dynamics
- Compact Size
User Manual (PDF, 5MB)
The SV-500 is designed to be a compact unit that offers plenty of punch. The main focus of Vincent's development on this unit has been on the amplifier circuitry, which combines the advantages of both transistor and valve amplifiers. Warm and smooth tube sound combined with transistor dynamics and power. The SV-500 sets new standards in the world of hybrid stereo amplifiers.
Audio signals are processed by two 6N1 tubes and a larger 12AX7 tube, then amplified by four Toshiba transistors at the output. With the tubes operating in the preamp stage where they do the most good, they also avoid becoming stressed and therefore damaged. The solid-state processing works in the end stages to deliver the power output required to effectively drive your speakers.
Ample power supply for the SV-500 allows this integrated amplifier to operate efficiently at no sacrifice to dynamics. A 110 Watts toroidal transformer is responsible for this. Two condensators for grading of electric power and caching have 20,000 uF.
This solid power supply enables the SV-500 to deliver performance beyond its size. Other integrated amplifiers of this size can come nowhere near matching the bass response or power output as this unit.
In modern Hi-Fi applications, it is important to offer both analogue and digital connections while still providing a fantastic analogue sound. The SV-500 features a total of 4x Analogue Stereo RCA inputs, as well as 2x digital inputs in the form of Toslink & Coaxial connections. The SV-500 is capable of providing the pure sound that is demanded of high-end units, and have the connection options to match.
For connecting to your speakers, Vincent uses high-grade binding posts. You'll never sacrifice quality by using a piece of Vincent Hi-Fi gear.
Want to use the SV-500 purely as a pre-amp? The pre-out connections on the rear of the unit allow you to use the SV-500 as a preamplifier, allowing you to connect an external power amplifier.
The SV-500 features tone-control options that allow you to make fine adjustments to the sound of your source material. Control the amount of treble and bass with the dials on the front of the unit. Deactivating the Tone switch on the front of the unit bypasses the Bass & Treble EQ control, so you can choose to hear your source material with or without adjustments.
What can only be expected from an integrated amplifier at this level is a high-quality headphone output. The headphone amp in this unit reaps the benefits of the hybrid processing and allows you to hear every detail through your favourite pair of headphones.
The SV-500 is modeled off its big brother, the SV-227. The SV-227 was one of Vincent's most successful integrated amplifiers. The circuit inside is similar, but the tube assembly has been altered to provide an even better sound, suited for modern, dynamic applications.
This integrated amplifier is the ideal partner for high-end DVD players, CD players, tuners, and loudspeakers. In combination with beautiful Hi-Fi furniture and quality speaker cable, you can build a perfectly harmonious system.
|What's in the Box?
- 1x SV-500 Unit
- 1x Power Cable
- 1x Remote Control SRC-1
- 2x AAA Batteries
- User Manual
The SV-500 is the perfect addition to your Hi-Fi setup.
Pair up this quality amplifier with a media player of your choice to experience high-quality and unrivaled sound.
Shown here is the SV-500 being used with the CD-S7, a CD player from the tubeLine range
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/- 0.5dB)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 118 x 375 mm