Germany-based audiophile-grade stereo and multichannel component maker Vincent Audio is now offering a new pair of advanced two-channel components.
The SP-332 hybrid vacuum tube and solid-state power amp ($1,995.95) and SA-32 hybrid stereo preamplifier ($999.95) are the new models. As an upgrade to Vincent Audio’s SP-331 hybrid amp, the SP-332 features higher-quality inputs, with both balanced XLR and single-ended RCA inputs that are selectable via a rear-panel switch. In addition, there are dual speaker outputs, each of which can be switched on and off, enabling the user to sample two different speaker pairs or use the amp in a bi-amp configuration. The SP-332 features two 6N16 tubes working in differential push-pull design in the input stage. The solid state output stage, powered by eight FET transistors for the final amplification, provides 150 watts per channel at 8 ohms.
The SA-32 hybrid stereo preamp includes five RCA inputs and one balanced XLR input for adding a wide range of sources to the selection. It updates its predecessor, the SA-31, with four 6N16 tubes instead of only two: Two tubes are placed at the input section, and two more tubes sit in front of the output after the tone control, for bettered dynamics and musicality, says the company. Rounding out the SA-32 package is the SRC-1 brushed metal remote control with an ergonomically enhanced aluminum case.