Amplifier Vincent SP-331 MK

There’s a reunion with the Russian mini tubes from prepress, which here, make a very easy aussteuerbare entry level in turn in the difference push-pull, Vincent amp.

  1. Amplifier Vincent SP-331 MK
  2. Data sheet

A further, now full-sized and somewhat more powerful double triode passes the signals to a transistor Brigade, which is typical of Vincent is anything but squeamish dimensioned. This and the huge cooling surfaces on the housing sides allow the developers to increase the idle current of the SP-331, so generous that she increased to about 20 Watts in pure class-A mode. Its output is free of the tonally very disturbing distortion of the transition, so in practice, not too demanding boxes and half civil levels.

Bottom line, the Vincent power amplifier in the idle state properly burned power: 175 Watts. Its maximum output is with the Cambridge at eye level – in both cases more than enough, to the bass line on “Mr. Titz (the Revelator)” by Shalabi effect (“The Trial Of St. Orange”; alien 8 recordings as FLAC download) to blow with unbridled brutality in the listening room. And even if serious were to feed hungry boxes such as the revel Performa F52.

While the piece with loops of Sam Shalabis Oud, breakneck Tabla Geklöppel and finally edged energetic breakbeats round round recorded more ride, also the amplifiers showed ever more clearly their respective character: that was Vincent SP-331_Mk especially in the upper bass and tone firm, in the midrange direct and transparent, what the spontaneity and anarchic energy of the band wonderfully brought to the fore. Beautiful also the difference could be with “message from the pink abyss”, marvel at, the opener of the album “Pink abyss”, the one US critic once described as “the stomach gurgles of cyborg aliens and panicked murmur of forest nymphs, a squelching, breathing heap of noise that frankly isn’t bitstrips captivating”.

Could be no question of “not very gripping”. What remained flat with many amplifiers as a science fiction jungle wallpaper, developed instruments behind each of the myriad sounds and melody fragments, and above all highly motivated, concentrated musicians behind these instruments over the german Chinese power amplifier to an exciting improvisation with Believably real (typically SIP). The Cambridge was not quite as immediately, even for effortless and relaxed, if it was loud.

Vincent SP 331 MK

Manufacturer Vincent
Price €1350.00
Rating 100.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions: per B: 43,0 x H: T: 19.5 x 40.0 cm
Weight: 21.5 kg each.
Features
Mono operation
Amplifiers music signal automatic
Level control
Level switch
Level meter
Connections
Power amplifiers inputs unbalanced
Power amplifiers inputs balanced
Number of speaker connections 2
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 179.0 W / 308,0 W
Music power 8 ohm / 4 ohm 191,0 W / 335,0 W
Damping factor 100 Hz / 10 kHz 0 / 0
Signal to noise ratio 103.0 dB(A)
Standby consumption 0.1 W
Review
Massive hybrid power amplifier with very vivid, clear sound and great bass
Sound RCA 100
Sound XLR 0
Overall sound 100
Processing Very good
Operation Very good
Facilities well
Sound judgment well over 100
tested in issue: 7 / 09