Vincent SA-T7 Preamplifier
A high-gain, low-noise tube preamp with onboard DAC. Designed and assembled in Germany.
With the SA-T7, Vincent has developed a preamplifier that raises the pure amplification of valuable music signals to a higher level than is usually done with tubes. This is thanks to a newly developed BestPentode circuit (by chartered engineer Frank Blöhbaum) that reduces the current distribution noise typical of pentodes.
The tubes are a new old stock (NOS) types that were used to amplify high-frequency signals 24/7 in telecommunication. The impedance converter consists of a 6S3P-EV, a Russian military triode with a long life that was used in the MIG fighter jet's radar.
Vincent developed an extremely low-noise power supply module, and also offers an additional 6SCH9P and 6S3P-EV gain stage that can be deactivated depending on sonic taste.
Nominal Output Voltage: 3 V
Maximum Gain: 13.3 dB
Input Sensitivity: 430 mV
Input Impedance: > 22 kOhm
Inputs: 6 x stereo RCA, 1 x optical, 1 x coaxial SPDIF
Outputs: 2 x Stereo RCA Pre, 1 x Stereo RCA Rec, 2 x 3.5 mm power control
Tube Complement: 2 x 6SCH9P, 2 x 6SCH51P, 4 x 6S3P-EV, 1 x 85A2
Weight: 18.7 lb (8.5 kg)
Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 5.3" x 14.5" (430 x 135 x 370 mm)