Balanced Audio Technology VK-225 Power Amplifier

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Balanced Audio Technology’s VK-225 power amplifier combines unfettered musicality and authoritative power in a compact design. Delivering 150 watts per channel into eight ohms (300 watts per channel into four ohms), and based on the award-winning topology in BAT’s reference VK-6200 multichannel power amp, this majestic amp confidently drives any speaker. Lending unstrained ease to the most demanding recordings, its superb dynamic control is obviously evident even on difficult loads. A perfect complement to BAT’s VK-23SE preamplifier, VK-225 is fully upgradeable to the Special Edition VK-225SE, which adds a second-generation SuperPak.

Balanced Audio Technology VK-225 Power Amplifier

Balanced Audio Technology’s VK-225 power amplifier combines unfettered musicality and authoritative power in a compact design. Delivering 150 watts per channel into eight ohms (300 watts per channel into four ohms), and based on the award-winning topology in BAT’s reference VK-6200 multichannel power amp, this majestic amp confidently drives any speaker. Lending unstrained ease to the most demanding recordings, its superb dynamic control is obviously evident even on difficult loads. A perfect complement to BAT’s VK-23SE preamplifier, VK-225 is fully upgradeable to the Special Edition VK-225SE, which adds a second-generation SuperPak.

Efficient Bipolar Output Stage

Unlike today’s increasingly common digital amplifier designs, VK-225 features carefully selected bipolar transistors in its discrete Class AB output stage. Each channel in VK-225 uses six high-power bipolar output devices, boasting a combined rating of 1380 watts. In conjunction with the large power supply, VK-225 offers substantial power to drive today’s more demanding speaker loads. A fully balanced and symmetrical driver stage feeds the robust output stage. No global feedback is employed, and a sophisticated protection circuit assures trouble-free operation.

Fully Balanced XLR Inputs for Complete Signal Representation

VK-225 provides fully balanced XLR inputs. Balanced Audio Technology staked its reputation on this principal of circuit design from day one. Why do we believe balanced is better? Balanced topology simply provides a complete signal representation. Something magical happens when you free yourself from the limitations of the single-ended structure and its half-signal processing. If a one-handed craftsman can be very good, imagine what he can do with two hands.

Meticulous BAT Construction

Touting the same extraordinary build quality used in all BAT products, VK-225 extracts maximum performance from its thorough design— including the meticulous layout of the printed circuit boards to the oversized toroidal power transformer. Housed in casework of understated beauty, VK-225 looks as remarkable as it sounds—inside and out.

Summary

Like all BAT products, VK-225 excels at reproducing the rich colors, subtle textures, and powerful emotions portrayed in your favorite music. The absence of global feedback, combined with the fully balanced driver stage and high-current output stage, allows VK-225 to both reproduce the finest musical detail and excel at conveying the deep silence between the notes. When you add the stellar dynamic capability of VK-225, you’ll hear a balance of virtues you never thought possible from such a compact and affordable power amplifier.