Amplifier MAGNAT RV 1

The German company magnate known rather as a speaker manufacturer – and wonders why she must act now because in the amplifier segment, where it has no image, and where to push already dozens of providers first.

  1. Amplifier MAGNAT RV 1
  2. Data sheet

The wonders of HiFi connoisseurs but only just as long, until he took the RV-1 more closely scrutinized. Then he would prefer hastily access to the purse and order one. And then yet another. Not, because to expect speedy demise of the first lot HiFi delis in a really fair, but from the sense of device calculated to get.

Twelve cylinder

Equal twelve tubes are on the upper deck of the RV-1, unusually for this price range, amps. A third of them makes the output stage that an RV with four EL34 – but not the obvious from China (where build MAGNAT RV 1) but which visitiors Electro Harmonix from Russian production, which also only be fitted after 60-stündiger baking phase and subsequent measurement selection. Remain still eight piston, divided half and half on the phono input, as well as on the line and driver stage. The RV-1 has a noble MM input with two double Triodes per stereo channel, each running in a SRPP circuit (shunt regulated push pull). This developed in the 60s, so relatively young for tube version combines high gain with excellent linearity and requires absolutely no feedback. Ideal for dulcet phono, even if the input capacity with 300 pF is slightly high.

Because SRPP is also pretty low impedance to the output magnate used the circuit in the precursor whose number of tubes – including driver – what to four increases. The search for any balancing austerity in less conspicuous place is inconclusive: the output transformers are not only chunky proportions, but have cores made of high-quality UN-coupling. One suspects that the PSU is lush dimensioned, even at the sight of the alternator. Also an inspection under deck promotes only good light: encapsulated ALPS potentiometers for volume and balance, brand relay for the input selection, and an all around impressive clean construction could bring even some American manufacturers in fix. Because no Americans compared hearing found, had with the Cayin A-55 T participate in a german Chinese compatriot against the Tycoon. The 350 Euro cheaper Cayin, in turn have a hot tube tip worked acoustically to the KEF reference exactly to the amount easier, lacks in weight to the 20-kilo magnate. The RV-1 played even by transistor standards punchy and adult. In the appropriate box about the efficient Quadral Platinum Ultima 9, however, he danced his semiconductor peers in terms of vitality and naturalness as desired on the nose.

MAGNAT audio products RV 1

Manufacturer MAGNAT audio products
Price €2000.00
Rating 105.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions (W x H x D) 42,0 x 16, 6 x
33.0 cm
Weight 20.3 kg
Features
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Muting
Tone controls / switched off /
Loudness
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Connections
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 4 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 0 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 32.0 W / 45.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 50.0 W / 42.0 W
Noise line 99.0 dB(A)
Review
Great processing, wuderbar vivid, natural sound
Typical tube limited performance and stability
Sound MM
Sound MC
Sound RCA 105
Sound XLR
Facilities well
Operation Very good
Processing outstanding
Sound judgment Reference class 105
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 2 / 09