An update to the highly-popular SA-T7

SA-T7 MK Adds Bluetooth and Updated Cosmetics to Vincent Audio’s Popular Tube Preamplifier

Courtesy of Positive-Feedback

Vincent Audio, a designer and manufacturer of elegant high-fidelity stereo and multichannel components, announced today the availability of the SA-T7 MK tube preamplifier, an update of the highly popular SA-T7.

The new SA-T7 MK features the same audiophile-grade circuitry and renowned sound quality as its predecessor, but with the added benefit of a built-in Bluetooth receiver.

“The SA-T7 was one of Vincent Audio’s most popular pre-amps,” says Steve Niemi, Director of Global Sales, Pangea Audio, LLC. “And, with the addition of Bluetooth, the updated version will handle nearly any source imaginable. The SA-T7 MK will bring out the best of any recording.”

Available in both black and silver , the new SA-T7 MK (MSRP: $3,499.95) features the original circuitry as the previous version, with the same outstanding sonic output. Linear amplification is combined with extreme low-noise characteristics, thanks in part to the BestPentode-circuit that eliminates the electrical current noise often associated with pentode tubes.

The BestPentode stage employed on the SA-T7 MK boasts a much higher gain with less noise than comparable triodes. The tubes, including 85A2, 6SCH9P, and 6SCH51P grid pentodes, are notable for amplifying high frequency signals.

The SA-T7 MK features connections for a wide range of analog and digital audio sources, accommodating both analog and digital. Included are six stereo RCA-type connections, one Toslink optical digital connection, and one coax digital connection. Internally, there is a PCM 5100-based DAC providing 24-bit/192 kHz performance. Compatible audio formats include WAV, FLAC, APE, LPCM, MP3, AAC, AC3, and WMA music files.

The addition of Bluetooth 5.0 allows listeners to wirelessly stream high-resolution audio files to the preamplifier. In addition, the front panel received a cosmetic upgrade, with a new modern, elegant appearance.

Extremely pure audio transmission is accomplished with a low-noise power supply couplings of the BestPentode stage. Vincent Audio developed a proprietary module for this stage, called Vimala, the Sanskrit term for, “pure, transparent, clear.” A second gain stage, featuring the 6H9P, 6H51P, 6S3P-EV, and Vimala modules, affords precision control over treble and bass, though tone controls can be bypassed in order to hear the purest music signal.