VAC Avatar integrated amplifier Specifications

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Description: Non-phase-inverting, push-pull, vacuum-tube integrated amplifier with ultralinear/triode selector switch. Phono and CD inputs, plus three line-level inputs, tape in, record out. Tube complement: two 12AX7 low noise (phono), two 12AX7 (line stage), three 12AU7/6189A (power amplifier), four EL34 (power amplifier). Output power (Home Theater direct mode): 60Wpc ultralinear (17.8dBW), 27Wpc triode (14.3dBW), into 4 or 8 ohms. Frequency response: 9Hz-35kHz, +0/-0.5dB; 3Hz-71kHz, +0/-3dB. Power bandwidth: 11Hz-63kHz, +0/-3.0dB ref. 50W. Voltage Gain: 25dB ultralinear, 23dB triode. Residual noise: 1.5mV at 8 ohms output. Channel separation: 72dB at 1kHz, 60dB at 10kHz. Maximum preamplifier gain: 24dB. Maximum input signal: infinite (attenuation precedes line stage). Noise contribution: approximately 0.1mV at power-amplifier output. THD contribution: approximately 0.04%. Tape output: unity gain from selector, noninverting. Phono-stage gain: 37dB, measured at tape output. Residual noise: 3mV at output (S/N ratio: approximately 69dB). Overload: 117mV at 1kHz = 8V RMS output; 460mV at 10kHz. RIAA error: ±0.25dB.
Dimensions: 17.5" W by 8" H by 15.3" D. Shipping weight: 61 lbs.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 911801.
Price: $3590. For motorized remote control of Volume and Mute, add $390. For a Special Edition with upgraded parts plus the standard remote, add $900. Approximate number of dealers: 30. Warranty: 3 years parts & labor, excluding tubes.
Manufacturer: Valve Amplification Company, 1911 N. East Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234. Tel: (941) 952-9695. Fax: (941) 952-9691. Web:

1911 N. East Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 952-9695