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RV 3

High-end hybrid integrated amplified with audiophile tube preamplifier

  • High-end hybrid amplifier with exceptional power capacity and outstanding, audiophile acoustic performance
  • Unique Magnat technology: High-end valve pre-amplifiers for perfect sound, high performance transistor power stages for maximum performance
  • Low-noise valve pre-amplifier with two preselected 12AU7/ECC88 valves burned in for 60 hours
  • Continuous output of 200 watts per channel and up to 650 watts total power output in short bursts thanks to high quality power transistors from Toshiba
  • Volume control via ALPS motor potentiometer, sturdy all-metal enclosure, solid aluminium controls, large number of other premium features

High-end hybrid integrated amplified with audiophile tube preamplifier

The heart and control center of the RV 3 lies in the audiophile tube preamplifier, which amplifies the incoming signals directly after the input stage. Fans of vinyl will be delighted by the elaborate phono section with its separate inputs for moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC) pickups. The RV 3 delivers perfect sound quality at all volumes and excellent compatibility with modern speakers.

The driving force behind the RV 3 is a discrete power amplifier with 400 watts of continuous sine power. The mechanical components and equipment of this exceptional amplifier are state of the art. As solid, customized heat sink and the solid metal caps for the gigantic power supply unit generate a unique and distinctive design, without detracting from the flawless functionality of the device.

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The audiophile heart beats in the tube pre-amp stage

The heart and control center of the RV 3 lies in the audiophile tube preamplifier, which amplifies the incoming signals directly after the input stage. A solid aluminum knob for volume control is positioned centrally in the 8 mm thick aluminum front panel, which actuates a high-precision ALPS motorized potentiometer.

The audiophile heart beats in the tube pre-amp stage

The heart and control center of the RV 3 lies in the audiophile tube preamplifier, which amplifies the incoming signals directly after the input stage. A solid aluminum knob for volume control is positioned centrally in the 8 mm thick aluminum front panel, which actuates a high-precision ALPS motorized potentiometer.

Technical specifications


Peak
  • 1 kHz, 4Ω: 2 x 350 W
Power consumption
  • Max 650 W
Frequency response
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape:
    5 Hz – 110 kHz (-3.0 dB) 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.1 dB)
  • Phono: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape:
    20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0,2 dB)
  • hono Subsonic Filter: 16 Hz, 18 dB/Oct.
Output power / Nominal
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%
    4 Ohm, 2 x 200 W
    8 Ohm, 2 x 150 W
Input sensivity
  • Phono MM: 3mV/47kΩ
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 600mV/100kΩ
  • Phono MC: 0,3mV/470Ω
Mains voltage
  • 230 VAC / 50 Hz
S/N ratio
  • Phono MM: 90 dB
  • Phono MC: 78 dB
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 110 dB
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 434 x 155 x 360 mm
    (410 mm incl. control elements)
Color
  • Black
Weight
  • 19.5 kg

Highlights


Amplifier and power supply
  • Filter/electrolytic capacitor with a particularly large storage capacity
  • Generously dimensioned toroidal transformer in a vibration-resistant and air-tight configuration
  • Discrete high-performance amplifier with high quality power transistors from Toshiba
  • Output rating of 200 watts of sine power per channel (4 ohms)
  • High-performance power supply with separately stabilised

    supply voltages for the different tubes and circuits
Highlights
  • Elegant full-metal system remote for controlling
  • Clear legible organic-LED display
Connections
  • Phono MM and MC inputs
  • Record Out fixed level output
  • Bi-wiring output terminal with large, insulated speaker terminals
  • Headphone output with high quality 6.3 mm jack
  • Preamplifier output for connecting subwoofers or additional power amplifiers
  • 4 high-level inputs
Preamplifier
  • Low-noise tube amplifier with 2 x 12AU7 / ECC 82 tubes
  • Preselected and burned-in (60 hours) tubes produced in Russia
  • High quality tube sockets with gold-plated contacts
  • Input signal switching via high quality reed relays
  • Phono preamplifier with separate MM / MC inputs, low-noise operational amplifiers and subsonic filters
  • Volume control via high-precision motorised potentiometer from ALPS
  • Low-loss WIMA audio capacitors in the signal path
Cabinet
  • Solid aluminium control elements
  • Open design with individual modules and solid heat sinks
  • Sturdy solid metal housing with 8 mm front panel
Cabinet surface
  • black