Balanced Audio Technology VK-P6 Phonostage (OPEN)
Dual mono, differential RIAA with 6922 and 6SN7 tubes
With its fresh looks and new signal capacitors, the VK-P6 brought hallmark BAT performance to a lower price point. The ten-tube dual-mono design, stupendous build quality, differential RIAA network, and mammoth energy reserves give this phonostage a lush, warm, smooth character.
VK-P6 uses the same heavy-duty chassis as BAT’s top-of-the-line products. Two massive toroidal power transformers—the same used in BAT’s flagship REX II preamplifier—are standard. From there, the power goes to massive energy storage
reserves worthy of many power amplifiers. With the BAT Flying RIAA network, you can be assured that all of your records sound the way that the recording engineer intended. Vacuum tube current sources further improve the linearity
and yield a more open, textured sound.
The VK-P6's enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. The result is a phonostage with greatly extended dynamic range, along with enhanced ability to resolve harmonic and reverberant detail in the quietest passages.
Inputs: 1 x RCA
Outputs: 1 x XLR
Gain (Low, High): 50 dB, 55 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Low, High): 71 dB, 73 dB
Selectable Cartridge Loading
Resistance: 100 to 47,000 ohm
Capacitance: 100 to 1,000 pf
Tube Complement: 8 x 6922, 2 x 6SN7
Dimensions: 19" x 5.75" x 15.5"
Weight: 36 lb