BAT VK-80i Integrated Amplifier
The BAT VK-80i Integrated Amplifier features 6C33C-B Triode Output Tubes with a fully Balanced Signal Path. Delivering 55 watts per channel, VK-80i uses four 6C33C-B triode output tubes for power delivery. They offer many times the current delivery of the 6550/KT90 tetrode tube variant used in most traditional tube integrated amplifiers. In addition to driving even difficult low-impedance speaker loads, the all-triode fully balanced design provides a natural portrayal of harmonic texture and instrumental timbre. Your recordings will sound more alive while simultaneously yielding greater finesse, grace, and inner detail.
Be amazed at BAT's “Fuse-less” Protection Circuit! In the event an output tube becomes over-stressed, all you need to do is turn VK-80i off and on again to restore normal operation. That’s it. The elimination of internal fuses also contributes to a greater sense of ease and more natural reproduction of music. Also, the fuse-less protection circuit is combined with a world-class automatic-bias circuit that eliminates the constant need to set and readjust the proper bias of the output tubes. No tubes to bias. No tube fuses to replace.
BAT's Intelligent Auto-Bias Design Makes Operation a Cinch. The advanced engineering within VK-80i eliminates the traditional headache associated with most vacuum-tube power amplifiers—specifically, the constant need to set and readjust the proper bias of the output tubes. VK-80i features an intelligent automatic-bias design that adjusts for changing line voltage and aging tubes, with each output tube having its own dedicated bias circuit. The auto-bias circuit also ensures your VK-80i sounds wonderful within the first few minutes of listening.
- Output per channel at 8Ω/4Ω: 55W
- THD at full power: 3%
- Frequency response: 8Hz to 200kHz
- Input impedance: 215 kΩ
- Tube complement: 4x6SN7, 4x6C33C-B
- Power Consumption: 400W idle, 800W full power
- Remote included: Yes – all metal
- Signal inputs: 1 XLR, 3 RCAs
- Volume control: Resistive ladder, 90 steps, 1dB per step
- 17" W x 8" H x 16" D
- Weight: 45lb