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Anyone with personal experience using Vincent SV-500 hybrid amp

Discussion in 'New Gear - Values' started by lightcapture, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. lightcapture

    lightcapture Active Member

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    The Vincent SV-500 hybrid (tube pre/ ss power) w/ DAC may be what I'm looking for.

    I heard it very briefly playing 'Kind of Blue' and it sounded relaxed and musical, of course that cd has that quality anyway.
    It may be just right for our lively-sounding 18'x22'x9'h living/dining room w/ hardwood floors of our townhome, and I think its 80wpc @ 4ohms power rating may just be adequate for my 88db 4ohm speakers.
    Lastly, the internal DAC should benefit our BluRay player and TV sources, though the manufacturers info on the DAC is hazy.

    I'm very intrigued with it and the $1000 price is at the top end of my budget. Has anyone here use or has used this little integrated amp? The info about it on Audio Advisor is nice and reviews seem positive.

    Info, photos, reviews:
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=VISV500
     
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  2. USA Soccer

    USA Soccer Well-Known Member

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    Have you though about getting one of their used integrated amplifiers on the bay? I see them going for 400-700 depending on the model. I was eyeing one for my garage but needed phono.
     
  3. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    I've owned hybrids but moved on to all tubes. In my experience they were not the best of both worlds.
     
  4. lightcapture

    lightcapture Active Member

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    I'd surely like to find a used Vincent hybrid integrated for under $600, but haven't see that yet.

    I've used all tube systems in the past and while they sound fantastic is not the perfect choice for TV and movie watching because of the tube wear and heat.
     
  5. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    Then get a tube preamp which makes little heat paired with a ss amp. That combo would afford more flexibility. FWIW my hybrids in their closed case ran pretty hot.
     
  6. USA Soccer

    USA Soccer Well-Known Member

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    SOLD Jun 3, 2018
    Vincent SV-226 MK2 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
    Pre-Owned
    $299.99Jun-3 09:301 bid +$102.65 shipping
     

     

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  7. sanford12

    sanford12 Old Stuff New Stuff As long as it's Good Stuff Subscriber

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    My brother has the Vincent SV-237MK hybrid and it's a very nice sounding amp with the plus of being a good looking amp.
     
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