The V 40 SE is a line level integrated amplifier with 2 x 40 W peak output power. It is a further development and direct descendant of the successful V 40 and V 50 amplifier models. Its powerful, clear bass fundamentals and its captivating resolution in the high frequencies win much respect. The unique features lift the V 40 SE into the 21st Century, while the performance earned the rare “Stereoplay Highlight” (issue 07-2009), a prestigious award bestowed by the German high-end audio magazine Stereoplay.The V40 SE output stage consists of two power pentodes (Type 6550) for each channel. Due to the BIAS Control and Monitoring System, the use of other pin-compatible output tubes is possible to match the amplifier to personal taste, or to benefit from new or improved tubes. Like all OCTAVE Amps the, V 40 SE is based on the enhanced pentode configuration. This configuration ensures the absolute stability of the amplifier against the unstable impedance of the loudspeaker. Impedance mismatch is without consequence, and the V 40 SE is stable down to a 2 Ohm load. An important contributor to this stability is the single impedance output transformer.The V 40 SE is the perfect amp for speakers with an average efficiency rating. But not only is the low impedance capability an advantage, with the exceptional signal to noise ratio of -110dB / Full Power it is also an ideal partner for high efficiency loudspeakers.
|Tube complement||4 x 6550|
|Output power||2 x 40W into 4 Ohms|
|Frequency response||20Hz - 70kHz @ 40W -1/-3dB , 5Hz – 70kHz @ 10W 0/-2dB|
|Signal to noise ratio||-110dB|
|Dimension||408 x 159 x 415 mm (WxHxD)|