Vincent SP 995 Monoblock Power Amplifier

A special treat was, in the pressure waves of the Vincent SP 995er (3300 euros the pair) to bathe, to experience how the drummer balk in the foot pedal and the fur of the bass drum spans up to burst.

  1. Vincent SP 995 monoblock power amplifier
  2. Data sheet

There is a close relationship between the Mono blocks SP_995 and the stereo power amplifier SP_994 from the April issue undoubtedly.

However, Vincent differently ordered the assemblies in the Rangers. Instead of depending on a channel, the huge page heatsink are the balanced positive and negative pole and thus each the half side of a bridge amplifier available now. And by the way brought the twice eight output devices, drivers, and the prior driver stages on a completed image and mirror image arrangement.

With only a small downside: The two hot terminals for the connection of the loudspeakers are 21 cm quite far apart, so that not every speaker cables and assembled on closer distances can be used.

As already the SP_994 splurge also monoblocks only with effort. The screening Board includes a truly robust power transformer in the shielding pot back in the middle. Employees cleaning circles, who are responsible for the exemplary care of duplicate balanced input stages bring powerful transistors and thick film capacitors.

Two practical match prediction can be found next to the mains switch on the small kind front panel. One which can be changed between the XLR and the cinch input. And another, which switches on the sides of the power amplifiers on higher quiescent current relay. Certainly a discreet waste the Hi-Fi fan (as long as other hobbyists worse SIN!) yet should afford. As tested at the SP__994, the increase in the levels of push-pull leads to a better overlap of the curves and finer to audible playback?

In comparison with the SP 994 even to again finer. The Monos played yet airy, yet three-dimensional. Although they first of all with their bass pounds spread. The Monos remained relaxed even in the wildest attacks and the sound stable, airy, pleasant.

Because that had to fit Antaak S_150, arrived with some more silky Center against the Vincent’s – but they did not prevent that the SP_995 at the price of 3_300 euro got a bright highlight .

Vincent SP 995

Manufacturer Vincent
Price €3300.00
Rating 55.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions: per B: 43,0 x H: T: 15.0 x 43.5 cm
Weight: 39.0 kg/each
Measured values
RMS power at 8 Ω / 4Ω 147.0 / 266.0 W
Damping factor
100 Hz / 10 kHz 0 / 0
Signal to noise ratio 109.0 dB(A)
Standby consumption 0,1W
Short conclusion ince capital, almost Tipped monoclocks, which incredibly impulsive long to make this absolutely clean off. The quiescent current boost option brings more fine resolution
Sound Top-class
Sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
Practice amplifier
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (maximum 120 very good 82
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 6 / 10