Vincent Audio, a designer and manufacturer of elegant audiophile-grade stereo and multichannel components, will soon introduce the acclaimed SV-737 hybrid integrated amplifier to the U.S. market.
Currently available in Europe, the SV-737 (MSRP: $3,499.95) combines the benefits of both tube and solid-state designs with powerful output, numerous analog and digital inputs, wireless connectivity, and overall flexibility that is a hallmark of the Vincent Audio brand.
“The SV-737 ends the debate over whether tubes or solid-state circuitry offer the best listening experience. 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.”Steve Niemi, Director of Global Sales, Pangea Audio Distributing
Two amplifier sections – pre-amplifier and power amplifier – are perfectly matched for maximum transparency. However, the listener can 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 WiFi port. Connection to a home network is fast and efficient, giving consumers easy access to their favorite high-resolution music streaming services and files stored on a NAS drive. Playable digital formats include WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM, MP3, ACC, 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. No matter the audio source, the SV-737 will handle it with ease, with full-range output that brings out the best in high-fidelity recordings.
Vincent Audio’s SV-737 integrated amplifier’s hybrid design offers the best rich, natural-sounding audio associated with vacuum tubes while providing the power and control of solid-state electronics. In addition to making analog sources sound their best, 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.
Added Mr. Niemi: “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.”
- Frequency response:
- 20 Hz – 20 kHz ±0.3 dB
- 20 Hz – 50 kHz +1 dB
- Nominal Output Power at 8 Ω: 2 x 180 W (RMS)
- Nominal Output Power at 4 Ω: 2 x 300 W (RMS)
- Input sensitivity: 300 mV
- Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.02 % (1 kHz, 1 W)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: > 90 dB
- Input Impedance: 47 kΩ
- Tubes: 2 x 6N1P, 2 x 6N2P, 1 x 85A2
- Max. Power Consumption: 590 Watts
- Dimensions: 17” W x 6.5” H x 17” (D)
- Weight: 46 lbs.
Price & Availability
The Vincent Audio SV-737 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier will be available in the U.S. for $3,499.95 (MSRP) in black or silver. It is currently shipping in Europe.