DynaVox VR-307 Integrated Amplifier

DynaVox builds a snazzy hybrid integrated amplifier with two tubes, chrome and thick aluminium for only 300 euro. Even an iPod USB input has the sweet VR-307 – and a surprisingly distinctive sound.

  1. DynaVox VR-307 integrated amplifier
  2. Data sheet

To the first question must be posed by skeptics at the sight of the 307, to answer at the beginning: The little glamour-amp does not only show, but has technical as well as Sonic substance. Appearances are deceptive only at one point, namely the USB port that is labeled with “iPod”: it is not a digital input for the Pocket Player, but an additional analogue input USB-look, which works only with the included special cable. But doesn’t matter, especially since DynaVox with even a properly practical rubber base for the players inside the box.

The tubes, two 6N1-Doppeltrioden from Chinese production, which form half of the amplifier input, and that bright light thanks to the LED on the day are real. Two TDA7296-chip power amplifiers are responsible for the performance of that powerful give off heat at high levels on a solid cast heatsink – a small fan assisted this in an emergency.

Despite its bonsai mass and the rather low power played the 307 in the listening room very punchy and was about the very dynamic recorded drums on Black Francis’ 2008-mini-LP ‘Svn Fngrs’ (cooking vinyl) simply more convincing in the hearing room as colleagues price classes. No deep bass and resolution champion, thrilled the DynaVox especially in the basic and midrange with a grip that often goes off itself clearly more expensive amps.

DynaVox VR-307

Manufacturer DynaVox
Price €300.00
Rating 75.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.0 x 12, 5 x
23.5 cm
Weight 3.0 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 2 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 0 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 0
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm W 22.0 / 18.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 20.0 W / 17.0 W
Noise line 85,0 DB (a)
Review
Powerful, pleasant sound, original look.
No remote control.
Sound MM
Sound MC
Sound RCA 75
Sound XLR
Facilities satisfactory
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment Upper class 75
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 5 / 10