Octave. German tube audio.
a modern classic
The idea behind OCTAVE is a passion for music combined with ingenious electronic attitude and an absolute commitment to perfection. The technically innovative, perfectly manufactured, completely safe and user-friendly amplifiers that result offer elegant aesthetics while allowing the beauty of the music and its authentic sound to come alive in living rooms.
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The V 40 SE is a line level integrated amplifier with 2 x 40 watt peak output power. The SE model is a further development and direct descendant of the successful V 40 and V 50 amplifier models. It's powerful, clear bass fundamentals and his captivating resolution in the high frequencies win much respect. Unique features lift the V 40 SE into the 21st Century, while its performance earned it the rare “Stereoplay Highlight” (issue 07-2009), a prestigious award bestowed by the German high-end audio magazine Stereoplay.
The all-new OCTAVE V 80 SE sets new benchmarks for quality and performance in the product category of integrated amplifiers. It is the crown of the Octave integrated amplifier range and shines with a completely new amplifier design. A new driver stage, upgraded output transformers, and a more sophisticated power transformer highlight the technical design, while a completely new feedback loop offers absolute stability. As a serious alternative to high end separate pre- and power-amplifier components, the V 80 SE is equipped with a wide variety of inputs, both RCA and XLR, and features full function preamp capabilities. A MM or MC phono board is optional. A connection for Octave's proprietary Black Box or Super Black Box power supply capacitance upgrade module is also included.
The HP 300 SE is a enhanced version of the HP 300 MKII. The HP 300 SE offers more flexibility in the connections and sonic benefits due to some improvements in the Power Supply and the Output stage of the Line Amplifier. The HP 300 SE has two independent XLR Inputs, three RCA Inputs, one Monitor Output, two RCA Outputs and one XLR Output. The Gain is switchable in three steps, this allows to set the optimum Gain and regulation Ratio depending on the efficiency of the Loudspeaker.
In the new RE 320, Octave’s SE-technology has been effectively implemented into a most astonishing compact stereo power amplifier - with resounding success! The Octave RE 320 stereo power amplifier marks a significant evolution of this model series. The heart of the amplifier, the actual amplifier stage, is completely revised. Because for the first time the technical details of the Jubilee SE models have been utilized.
Octave, with the Black Box technology, offers an instrument for optimizing the OCTAVE amplifier in respect to the speaker. This flexibility is a unique feature of the Octave brand. The dynamic and tonal stability of an amplifier is strongly dependent upon the stability and capacity of the power supply, therefore the Black Box and Super Black Box were developed as external upgrades to the Octave amplifiers’ power supply storage capacitors by increasing their capacitance by a factor of 4 (Black Box) or 10 (Super Black Box), respectively. This is a tremendous benefit if the speaker is difficult to drive. Loudspeaker efficiency is made less critical, while the amplifier is enabled to handle speakers with minimum impedances as low as 2 Ohms.
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