New VX PP-KT88/C Amp Delivers Dynamic, Crystal-Clear Audio with the Emotional Presence of Live Performances
Koetsu USA, the U.S. distribution arm of the world-renowned Japanese cartridge manufacturer, introduces into the U.S. market the VX PP-KT88/C Integrated Amplifier by VEXO Audio, a leading Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of preamplifiers, amplifiers and integrated amplifiers.
The VX PP-KT88/C Amplifier is a superb example of VEXO’s products, which are characterized by exclusive designs, the best valves on the market, and exceptional build quality and performance. The VX PP-KT88/C generates a wide, realistic image with crystal-clear fidelity, high dynamics and a wealth of micro-details. Its gleaming metal surfaces and reflective panels, with the tubes upfront and center, create a visually dramatic appearance, while its performance packs the emotional impact of a symphony orchestra or live concert.
The VX PP-KT88/C drives 45 Watts for each of two channels. Key features include Class A single-ended, ultra-linear configurations, and transformers with grain-oriented cores and multilayer windings for the output stage. Its eight-valve valve array includes four KT88 and four 5814A tubes. Fixed Bias polarization allows the accurate, independent adjustment of every valve’s bias current to set the best operating point, and a bias board on the rear panel makes it easy to control and adjust the amplifier during valve replacement.
The VX PP-KT88/C’s power section includes one very low-leakage flux toroidal transformer and self-standing LRC filters for the left/right channels. The amplifier’s unusually strong frame is the result of a harmonious blend of advanced production processes, including laser-cut metal sheets with a minimum thickness of 15/10, and traditional processes, such as manually finishing the stainless steel elements to a mirror-like sheen.
The VX PP-KT88/C’s sturdy base incorporates anti-vibration elements to minimize disturbances, and a removable matte-black safety guard. A pair of ALPS, blue series L/R potentiometers on the front allows simultaneous control of the volume and the balancing. The combination of the potentiometers and a CD/TUNER/AUX input selector make the amplifier a complete component, with no need for accessories.
The VX PP-KT88/C Integrated Amplifier is available now from authorized dealers for a suggested price of $3,740.
About VEXO Audio
VEXO Audio is a leading manufacturer of preamplifiers, amplifiers and integrated amplifiers. Based in Milan, the industrial and design capital of Italy, and owned by Carlo and Gianpaolo Contaldo, VEXO’s products reflect its painstaking and passionate approach to developing electronic components of uncompromising sonic performance and aesthetic design. True works of industrial art, VEXO products emerge in strict adherence to the company philosophy, “Performance and Design.” VEXO’s success is also based on its reliance on high-quality parts sourced entirely in Italy, and a decade of experience in the business. Its products deliver crystal clear fidelity, high dynamics, and rich micro-details on well defined-soundstages. For further technical information, visit www.vexohifi.it
About Koetsu USA
Koetsu USA is a vertically integrated distributor of high-end audio products including phono cartridges, tone arms, turntables, preamps, amplifiers, digital players, loudspeakers, cables, racks and other products. Its brands include Koetsu, Chario, Montegiro, Golden Note and Black Note. For further technical information, visit Koetsu USA’s Web site at www.koetsuusa.com.