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New Vincent SV-237 on the way.

Discussion in 'New Gear - Values' started by GP Hill, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. GP Hill

    GP Hill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well, I finally pulled the trigger on the Vincent Integrated. Just got off the phone with Audio Advisor and I should have it by the end of the week. I am really excited to get this amp in my system. It seemed like lately my Yamaha CA-2010 was starting to have some issues. My main source is my Thorens TD 124 with a new SME M2-9 tonearm. Denon dl 301 mk2 cartridge, audio vista phono preamp and my old original one owner ADS L810 speakers. I will post some pictures after I get it and get it hooked up.
     

     

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  2. arcamguy1

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    Congrats!
     
  3. Erik Tracy

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    Congrats!

    Please give us your thoughts when you've spent some time with it.
     
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    Catcher10 Prog-tastic!

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    Congrats!!
     
  6. 4Play

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    Congrats on your new purchase. I'm interested in your thoughts/impressions on this integrated amp. This is the hybrid, right? Pleaase share pics and impressions once it is set up in your system.
     

     

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  7. GP Hill

    GP Hill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yep, this is the hybrid. Really excited to get it and start listening.
     
  8. MikeT.

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    That Vincent should make those ADS really sing! Nice:thmbsp:
     
  9. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

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    Congrats! I hope you know how special that amp is? Here is what Frank says about his amps.



    It was designed by a German designer named Frank Blöhbaum! Heres a little info on him.

    Here's a write up on the Thorens TEM 3200 amps which retail for $16.000.00
    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/thorens/thorens.html

    and the Thorens TEP 3800 preamp that retails for $16,500.00
    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/thorens4/tep3800.html

    As you know.....your Vincent unlike mine, has been designed by Frank Blöhbaum and has some trickle down patents designs. I borrowed that amp for about a month from my dealer and it in fact was a few notches up from my preamp. What I noticed was that amps preamp section had great midrange detail and depth and a little faster than my preamp. Make sure you do some tube rolling once it runs in. And make sure you get some great cables and vibration control to get all the fidelity out of her you can. That amp should satisfy you for years. When I took it back to my dealer, he changed the tube in the window with a Mullard tube and left the other two in place and he really enjoyed it. So play with all the tubes in it.... get whatever tubes you want and play around with the sound to fit you needs. I use Valvo, Tungsrams, Telefunkin and TEN Kobe. all NOS tubes and love the sound.

    Vincent is one of those brands that no one knows about and remain curious about. Once you get it and let her run in....you will be surprised at the fidelity.

    Here's the $16,000.00 Thorens.

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    And the $2300 Vincent.

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    I think the Vincent has borrowed a little of the Thorens looks as well.

    congrates!
     
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  10. GP Hill

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    Thanks Slippers. I knew how much you liked the Vincent. Kaan, who was the salesperson at Audio Advisor really took time with me today to find out what my system was, what kind of music I listened to, and what my sources are. It got down to the Vincent and the new Parasound and after about 15 minutes of give and take with Kaan he recommended the Vincent and I ordered it. Every review that I read was that this was as good as it got at that price.
     
  11. seminole54

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    Congrats on a great amp choice GP. If you are interested Bryce has a great single Mullard 12AX7 for sale on BT.

    Jack
     

     

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  12. GP Hill

    GP Hill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I know nothing about tubes. Is this something I should consider?
     
  13. seminole54

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    It's a pretty highly thought of tube and would replace the single in the window. Bryce's prices are usually well under the market rate, plus if it doesn't make an improvement you like you can just put it back on BT. Also you have the option of trying the lower gain 5751's, but can't tell you what effect that might have on the gain of the preamp section.

    Jack
     
  14. GP Hill

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    Too late. I probably should listen to it like it is for a while anyway.
     
  15. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

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    Yes....you need to educate yourself on tubes. But you have a while to learn....the Vincent tubes wont be the best, and your changing of tubes will give you better fidelity as you decide how you want your amp to sound. Mullards will give a sweeter warmer sound. German tubes are more dynamic! But youd need to educate yourself on tubes and how they sound. I suggest you reach out to Oscar who is a member on this forum....he has a vast knowledge of tubes and what they sound like.
     
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  16. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

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    Yes....dont even think about changing tubes yet until at least 300-500 hours on that Vincent. And then that might not be enough as the sound may continue to change. Once you notice no more change in sound then listen for the true sound signature of the amp and then you may decide to tube roll with different tubes. When I got my power amp, that thing took upwards of 400 hours before she stopped changing in sound. Mind you, when the sound changed, some changes where great and some I thought man this thing sound ragged. Then it would change again. So dont be worried. IN the end you will be smiling from ear to ear.
     

     

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  17. cubdog

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    Very nice looking amplifier. I hope you love it's performance.

    cubdog
     
  18. seminole54

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    GP

    I didn't mean to try the Mullard right away, just something to put in your pocket for after break-in and also easy to unload if not to your liking.
     
  19. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

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    Man....you still have the Bel Canto amps? My dealer has all the new and latest Bel Canto gear and he drives GoldenEar with them and the fidelity is unbelievable!
     
  20. Art K.

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    Enjoy the new amp! Cheers...:thmbsp:
     

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