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Vincent SA-T7 Tube Preamplifier

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From $3,299

With the SA-T7, Vincent has developed a tube preamplifier that brings delicate music signals to a level of purity and authenticity never before thought possible.

With the SA-T7, Vincent has developed a preamplifier that raises the standard for pure amplification of music signals.

This stereo pre-amplifier combines linear amplification with extremely low levels of unwanted noise. This is thanks to the newly developed BestPentode circuit inside the SA-T7, distribution noise typical of vacuum tubes is non-existent.

Key Features:
- Built-In DAC
- Low Noise, High Fidelity Sound
- Newly developed BestPentode circuit
- Bypassable Tone & Gain Control
- 6 Analog Inputs & 2 Digital Inputs
- Total of 2 x RCA Pre-Outs, 1x Rec Output
- Included remote control for easy input selection & volume control

User Manual (PDF, 4MB)

BestPentode Tube

The SA-T7 stereo preamplifier has many selling points that make it a fine addition to your Hi-Fi system. The most notable of these is it's linear amplification method, which results in an extremely low level of noise introduced into the signal. Far lower than any other preamplifier in its range. This is achieved with VIncent's new valve technology.

The BestPentode device has a higher level of amplifying small noise than other triodes. This high-level grid pentode type CV6189 tube displays its whole potential. This tube is a new old stock (NOS) from storage that was used for amplifying high-frequency signals around the clock in telecommunication and has a guaranteed service life of 10,000 hours.

The impedance converter consists of a grid triode type 6S3P-EV. A long life Russian military-grade vacuum tube that was used in a MIG's airborne radar. The noiseless power supply connectors of the BestPentode device provides for an extremely pure audio transmission. Vincent developed their own module called Vimala (meaning in Sanskrit "pure, transparent and clear") for this purpose.


The SA-T7's front panel features gain and tone-control options that allow you to make fine adjustments to the sound of your source material before it even hits the main amplifier. Make tone adjustments with the treble and bass dials on the front of the unit. Deactivating the Tone switch on the front of the unit bypasses these controls, giving you an easy method of listening direct, so you can choose to hear your source material with or without adjustments.

Connection Options

The SA-T7 includes connections for a wide range of audio sources, accepting both analog sources via the 6 stereo RCA inputs, and digital sources via the Optical and Digital Coax inputs. The digital inputs let you enjoy two-channel audio from Blu-ray players, streaming devices, set-top boxes, CD players, etc. Inside the SA-T7 is a PCM 5100-based DAC providing 24-bit/192 kHz performance, so your digital content is reproduced correctly in top-notch analogue format.

In addition to this on the output side, the SA-T7 offers two stereo RCA-type preamp outputs along with one stereo RCA-type 'Record' out.

What's in the Box?
- 1x SA-T7 Preamplifier Unit
- 1x SRC-1 Remote Control
- 2x Power Cables
- 1x Stereo RCA Cable
- 2x AAA Batteries
- User Manual

About Vincent
Vincent is a German brand and manufacturer of Class-A Hi-Fi equipment. SInce 1995, Vincent has stood for continual development to 2-channel stereo in the high-end class.

The Perfect Match

The SA-T7 is the perfect match for the rest of Vincent's tubeLine range!

Pair up the SA-T7 preamplifier with a quality power amplifier, and a media player of your choice for a superb home audio experience.
Shown below is the SA-T7 Pre-Amplifier, two SP-T700 Power Amplifiers, and the CD-S7 CD Player.

With all your Vincent appliances working together in harmony, controlling them all is painless with the “Power Control” connections on the rear. These allow the amp to respond to turn-on and turn-off signals from other devices in the signal chain. 

More Information
Model Number SA-T7
RRP 3,299.00

Frequency response: 10 Hz – 100 kHz +/- 0.1 dB,
Nominal output voltage: 3 Volt
Harmonic distortion: < 0.001 % (1 kHz, Output voltage 2Veff at 10k Ohms)
Amplification: Typical 13.3 dB (volume controller max. gain)
Input sensitivity: 430 mV (for 2 Volt output voltage)
Signal-noise ratio: Typical >100 dB(A)
Input impedance: > 22 kOhm
Tubes: 2 x 6SCH9P ; 2 x 6SCH51P, 4 x 6S3P-EV; 1 x 85A2

6 x stereo RCA, 1 x optical, 1 x coax
2 x stereo RCA (Pre Out), 1 x stereo RCA (Rec Out),
2 x 3.5 mm Jack socket (Power Control)

Colour: Black/Silver
Weight: 8.5 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD): 430 x 135 x 370 mm

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2 Years
All of our Vincent products include a 2-year Australian warranty.

3 Months
The vacuum tube in this product is covered under a 3-month warranty.

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