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Old 10-04-2013, 11:26 AM
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Default Bat vk-655 se

Does anyone have a BAT VK-655 SE? Has anyone compared it to the previous BAT VK-600 SE?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:52 PM
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Recently, I heard that 655SE with REX II but no 600SE.

Though there was no 600SE, I listen and feel 655SE is much much better and I like 655SE rather than REX II.

I think if you change fromm 600SE to 655SE, you will be satisfied with new amplifier's power, detail and dynamics and all ....

Should be listen 655SE. It was great!.

I has Ayre VX-R with Wilson Sasha but now will change to VK-655SE. Much much better.

I auditioned 655SE with Alexia and 655SE stereo model was controlled Alexia perfectly.
But ayre could not like that.

Anyway, I'll change to new 655SE.
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when I was thinking about moving from my REX monos to a SS amp I talked to man in CA. that had the 600, 600SE Monos and a stereo 655se. He thought the 655se was a big step above the 600se monos. Much bigger than the 600se above the 600. Hope this helps some.
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No, it doesn't help that much...
I wonder if the essential difference between the VK-600SE and the newer VK-655SE comes from the replacement of the caps. I might wait a few more years and try an upgrade with some Silver/Gold Jensens, Mundorf top-of-the-line or even V-Caps instead of these old Aluminum/Paper in Oil caps that I have in the VK-600SE. Unfortunately there are so many caps inside this is going to cost a hole lotta money (probably a few thousand euros).
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:26 AM
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No, it doesn't help that much...
I wonder if the essential difference between the VK-600SE and the newer VK-655SE comes from the replacement of the caps. I might wait a few more years and try an upgrade with some Silver/Gold Jensens, Mundorf top-of-the-line or even V-Caps instead of these old Aluminum/Paper in Oil caps that I have in the VK-600SE. Unfortunately there are so many caps inside this is going to cost a hole lotta money (probably a few thousand euros).
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I am not familiar how this site works, sorry.

As for the BAT VK-655 SE :

2 weeks ago I recieved an email from Balanced (Viktor Khomenko) where was made clear that any owner of a VK-600 SE (or monoblock) can UPGRADE his BAT-PAK with the new SUPER-PAK from the VK 655 SE.

This would cover about 80% of the better and more refined performance of the new VK-655. And that is great news for all VK-600 SE owners.
Note that the cost is a considerably 3.500 USD. But certainly worth the price ! Hope to have been of assistance to anyone.

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KVD.......Koen, welcome to Audio Aficionado.
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Koen, welcome! And thank you for the BAT information.
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I am not familiar how this site works, sorry.

As for the BAT VK-655 SE :

2 weeks ago I recieved an email from Balanced (Viktor Khomenko) where was made clear that any owner of a VK-600 SE (or monoblock) can UPGRADE his BAT-PAK with the new SUPER-PAK from the VK 655 SE.

This would cover about 80% of the better and more refined performance of the new VK-655. And that is great news for all VK-600 SE owners.
Note that the cost is a considerably 3.500 USD. But certainly worth the price ! Hope to have been of assistance to anyone.

Koen. (user KVD)
Can you be more specific? I thought that a full option BAT amp has both the BAT-PAK and the SUPER-PAK! How can you replace an old BAT-PAK with a new SUPER-PAK? And what exactly do you mean by BAT-PAK and/or SUPER-PAK? Thanks!
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