Output power (4 Оhm, 2 V), W — 32
Signal-to-noise ratio, dB — 96
Output impedance, Ohm — 0,7
Preamplifier dimensions, mm — 255 х 450 х 460
Monobock dimensions, mm — 500 х 450 х 460
Weight (preamplifier/monoblock), kg — 28/69
Three-piece amplifying set S.A.Lab Bravo is at the head of S.A.Lab amplifiers’ range. State-of-the-art uncompromised flagship tube trio consisting of preamplifier and two monoblocks designates the border of highest engineering art. This is most persuasive and outright demonstration of Sound Analysis Laboratory’s design and sound style.
Bravo reveals undercover music profundities, relief and textures with unprecedented delicacy and minuteness. S.A.Lab masterpiece appeals to listener’s intellect and sense by setting indissoluble tie between human and reverberant music.
While designing and producing Bravo Mr. Syomin has been adopting only the most insignificant compromises and restrictions. Не refused expenditures not aimed to extraordinary high sound quality. All resources were sent to sound!
Bravo preamplifier include four channels: two balanced and two unbalanced and two 24-steps volume controls for left and right channels based on custom made transformer with 24 secondary windings. There is no balance control.
Uncompromised and very complicated custom made output Ш-core transformers (670 W each) do their job in monoblocks. They were produced using ultra high quality German furnace iron. These transformers are principally designed for 4 Ohm load.
One of most significant S.A.Lab design principles is painstaking power distribution and it was taken to perhaps absolute level in Bravo. Alexey Syomin provided separate power supplies both for main and auxiliary circuits due to separate toroidal transformers. There are transformers for heating, anode, biasing, energizing cicrcuits and meters.
Bravo monoblock output tubes are eight painstakingly selected 6с19п triodes in parallel. In own Mr. Syomin’s words 6с19п is one of the most musical and reliable tubes in appropriate segment.
One 6ж43п pentode (the very musical tube too) operates as driver. It interacts with output tubes by means of interstage transformer in bifilar. Balanced inputs are realized with the aid of input transformers.
Preamplifier holds four 6ж43п.
All tubes used were manufactured in USSR in 1970s and have military grade certificates.
Among highest quality electronic components there are capacitors custom made especially for Bravo in South Korea (22000 mF/ 400 V), Epcos capacitors and legendary BlackGate FK for bias circuit.
Very rigid and absolutely resonance free chassis are machined from strongest 12-mm aluminum and 2-mm steel plates with antiresonance coating.
Each complicated amplifiers’ leg includes two steel cones: one between enclosure and mighty thick aluminium beam and another one to pod.
Front panels are made of polished glossy Corian (a lot of colours available) and have meters as well as output tubes anode heating and voltage indications on monoblocks.
Fabulous musicality is truly inherent to S.A.Lab Bravo. Crystal transparency and lucidity, highest minuteness and exquisite treatment of light and shade, tonal, space and dynamic microfluidity are all among its fantastic sound features. Bravo carefully translate music’s delicate inner life and is able to demonstrate steel muscles of magnificent implifier-rocker with solid, superbly articulated and truly authentic bass. S.A.Lab Bravo graphical and dynamic range is expanded from thinnest sound needles and tender touches to powerful and all but tectonic overshoots!
Like the other S.A.Lab models Bravo doesn’t only produce high quality sound. It creates and incarnate live music due to company’s motto «Nothing but music». Bravo!
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