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Octave V80 SE Tube Integrated Amplifier

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$10,500.00

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Octave V80 SE Tube Integrated Amplifier

The all-new OCTAVE V 80 SE sets new benchmarks for quality and performance in the product category of integrated amplifiers. It is the crown of the Octave integrated amplifier range and shines with a completely new amplifier design. A new driver stage, upgraded output transformers, and a more sophisticated power transformer highlight the technical design, while a completely new feedback loop offers absolute stability. As a serious alternative to high end separate pre- and power-amplifier components, the V 80 SE is equipped with a wide variety of inputs, both RCA and XLR, and features full function preamp capabilities. A MM or MC phono board is optional. A connection for Octave's proprietary Black Box or Super Black Box power supply capacitance upgrade module is also included.

The V 80 SE is the only model in the Octave range with a headphone connector, and features a high-grade discrete headphone amplifier that offers very low distortion (<0.008% at 200 ohms) and uncompromised sound quality. It is also possible to integrate the V 80 SE into a Home Cinema system thanks to the Home Theater Bypass Circuit, which allows the V 80 SE to power the front channels of a high-quality multichannel system. Furthermore, the V 80 SE features Octave's innovative, power saving Ecomode circuit, which serves to reduce heat and unnecessary power consumption when the amplifier is switched on but not in use. The V 80 SE features Octave's innovative Power Management and Protection Systems. All Octave models are protected against any inrush-current during switch-on, and the operation voltage is built up slowly, which also serves to extend the lifespan of all parts – especially the tubes.

One can adjust the V 80 SE BIAS in three steps with a small screw driver at the front panel of the amplifier, making very sensitive adjustment to the loudspeakers quite simple. The incredibly precise BIAS calibration system requires no knowledge or experience let alone any micrometre or tools, so there is no need to involve a tech. In addition to simplifying tube biasing, this also makes it very easy for one to experiment with other tube types.

While the finish, build-quality and craftsmanship of the unit are easily recognized, the real fascination with the V 80 SE is the uncompromised sound quality and its incredible performance capabilities. The new amplifier design, optimized for the higher power KT 150 and KT 120 tubes, yields 150 watts per channel power output, allowing perfect control of virtually any loudspeaker – even at high sound pressure levels. Music will flow effortlessly as the amplifier performs with an unrivalled sense of ease, all while delivering precise control and inexhaustible dynamics.

In the midrange, the V 80 SE integrated amplifier remains natural and warm, while the high frequencies are accurately reproduced with all the nuanced fine details which make all the difference in high fidelity playback. This powerful yet elegant integrated amplifier conveys pure emotion and is the perfect partner for nearly every loudspeaker. With its incredible reliability, ease of operation, and innovative feature set, the V 80 SE delivers the highest level of performance for the most demanding music lovers.

Basic Model           V 80 SE, optional Phono MM or MC
Tube Complement           4 x KT150
Design           Aluminium silver oder Aluminium black
Options           Phono Input MC or MM Black-Box and Super Black Box

Specs

Power Output           
2 x 120 W continuous, 150 W Peak into 4 Ohm
    

      Frequency Response           
10 Hz - 80 kHz
    

      Total Harmonic Distortion           
< 0,1% @ 10 W into 4 Ohm
    

      Signal-to-Noise Ratio           
> 100 dB
    

      Minimum Speaker Impedance           
2 Ohm
    

      Connections           

Inputs: 5 x Line Level RCA, 1 x Phono optional

1 x XLR Input

Outputs:1 x Rec

Pre-Out and Main-In, Master In and Master Out
    

      Features           

ECO Mode, Bias Adjustment, Power Management
    

      Preamplifier                 

      Input Sensitivity           300 mV RCA + XLR     

      Input Impedance           40 kOhm RCA; 25 kOhm XLR     

      Channel Balance           0,5 dB bis - 70 dB from Volumeadjuster     

      Left/Right Crosstalk           60 dB     

      Input to Input Crosstalk           - 105 dB     

      Gain Pre-Out           + 6 dB     

      Phono                 

      Input Impedance           MC 500 Ohm, MM 47 kOhm     

      Signal-to-Noise Ratio           MC 75 dB, MM 90 dB     

      Input Sensitivity           MC 0.5 mV, MM 4 mV     

      Subsonic Filter           
-12dB/ Oct. 20Hz corner frequency
    

General Facts                 

Power Consumption < 30 W Ecomode, 180 W idle, 500 W at full power
    
Weight 23 kg     

Standard Accessory     Power cord, 3 mm screwdriver, IR-Remote Control, Allen key for removing the cover     

Main Fuse 230/240 V Mains:: 4 A slow-blow type H