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Old 08-22-2013, 06:18 PM
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Have always wondered about the VK-300XSE and got an excellent deal on one with all the options today. Remote, phono, 6H30 'super-tube' upgrade. The works. Am away until 9/3, so won't get it installed until that week. Am looking forward to some good listening. The VK-30 with power supply upgrade is the best sounding preamp I've had in any of my systems and am hoping that the VK-300XSE is similar. Pic's once everything is up and running.

When did the server start 'uncapping' our posts? It isn't Bat, its BAT. Same with the VK & XSE.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:33 PM
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Glenn, I am extremely interested in your impressions. I am betting you will be thrilled.
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Am certainly hoping so. The BAT VK-30 preamp is easily the best sounding preamp I've had in any of my systems. Hoping that the VK-300X is its equal.
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IS your VK-300XSE gping to be a brand new from manufcturer, I heard BAT stopped making this integrated.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:44 PM
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Spoke with Victor Khomenko a couple of days ago and he mentioned nothing about stopping production of same. Still listed on their website, as well.
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Glenn.......The BAT VK-300XSE looks well designed. From this photo it appears to be a dual mono design with independent power supplies for each channel. I think this integrated amp is going to impress you.
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Hi Dan - indeed it is as you describe as well as being fully-balanced from input to output, which is a rather unique feature for an integrated amp. Will be an interesting test between the on-board phono-stage and the Nova as to which one will be for MC and which for MM.
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Glenn.......You're right. A fully balanced preamp and two channel power amplifier on a single chassis is unique. I will be looking for your impressions once the VK-300XSE is set up and making music.

The Absolute Sound did a nice review of the BAT VK-300XSE: http://www.balanced.com/reviews/reviews/TAS_VK-300xSE/
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Thanks. Did read the review through the link on the BAT website before deciding to give the VK-300XSE a try.

Any chance we can get a BAT forum for us BAT'ers?
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Glenn.......The BAT VK-300XSE looks well designed. From this photo it appears to be a dual mono design with independent power supplies for each channel. I think this integrated amp is going to impress you.

^^^ That's a preamp. No amplifier inside.

Edit: This seems to represent the integrated:

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