Balanced Audio Technology VK-225SE Power Amplifier

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Boosted by the addition of Balanced Audio Technology’s second-generation SuperPak, the VK-225SE power amplifier reproduces music’s inner beauty with uncommon soulfulness and engaging depth. Pairing uninhibited sonics and authoritative power in a compact design—and based the award-winning topology in BAT’s reference VK-6200 multichannel power amp—it delivers 150 watts per channel into eight ohms and 300 watts per channel into four ohms. VK-225SE confidently drives any speaker and touts an extremely low noise floor. Lending unstrained ease to the most demanding recordings, VK-225SE’s superb dynamic control shines even on difficult loads.

Balanced Audio Technology VK-225SE Power Amplifier

Boosted by the addition of Balanced Audio Technology’s second-generation SuperPak—featuring the same oil-filled capacitors used in the company’s reference components—the VK-225SE power amplifier reproduces music’s inner beauty with uncommon soulfulness and engaging depth. Pairing uninhibited sonics and authoritative power in a compact design, it delivers 150 watts per channel into eight ohms and 300 watts per channel into four ohms. Based on the award-winning topology in BAT’s reference VK-6200 multichannel power amp, it confidently drives any speaker and touts an extremely low noise floor. Lending unstrained ease to the most demanding recordings, VK-225SE’s superb dynamic control shines even on the most difficult speaker loads.

Efficient Bipolar Class AB Output Stage

Unlike today’s increasingly common digital amplifier designs, VK-225SE features carefully selected bipolar transistors in its discrete Class AB output stage. Each channel in VK-225SE uses six high-power bipolar output devices, boasting a combined rating of 1380 watts. In conjunction with the large power supply made even more robust with the included second-generation SuperPak, VK-225SE offers incredible power to drive today’s 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 ensures trouble-free operation.

Second-Generation SuperPak Taken From Flagship Components

The revised power supply incorporates the same second-generation oil-filled capacitors used in every BAT flagship product, from the REX II preamplifier to VK-655SE power amplifier. The upgraded oil capacitors increase the high-quality filtering capacity by an order of magnitude over the first-generation oil parts. Listeners benefit by hearing a dramatic lowering of the noise floor and a grain-free, textured, and sublimely refined portrayal of harmonics.

Hear Why Balanced Is Better

VK-225SE 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.

Premium Construction, Elegant Design

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

Summary

VK-225SE employs a fully balanced input stage, zero global feedback, and discrete components throughout. Its circuit topology achieves ultra-wide bandwidth, lowers noise, and minimizes stress on the power supply. The second-generation SuperPak adds to the textural finesse and tonal purity of an already stellar design. VK-225SE excels at reproducing the rich colors and powerful emotions of your favorite performances. It conveys both the finest musical detail and deep silence between the notes. These attributes combine with VK-225SE’s superb dynamic ability, yielding outstanding virtues seldom found in such a compact and affordable design. We invite you to visit your BAT specialist to hear the extraordinary performance of VK-225SE for yourself. All you need to do is listen!