Octave V 70 CLASS A Tube Integrated Amplifier

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After extensive development, a new amplifier concept was created:

The V 70 Class A, a Class A push-pull amplifier in a pentode circuit.

For this, a new Class A technology had to be developed:

The Dynamic Bias Control

Dynamic Bias Control means that Andreas Hofmann has found ways to dynamically shift the limited dynamic range, and thus the limited power of the Class A concept, according to the requirements. The development of the dynamic operating point setting enabled a self-regulating Class A amplifier with approximately twice the output power of 50 W RMS with up to 70 W (with Super Black Box) peak power.

This technology combines the tonal purity of Class A with the dynamics and performance of push-pull A / B technology.

The modern concept of a Class-A push-pull amplifier in a pentode circuit makes it possible to guarantee the Class-A virtues over the entire frequency response up to maximum modulation. The enormous power, with up to 70 watts peak power, is significantly above the performance level of conventional Class A amplifiers and is more than sufficient for most speakers.

The integrated amplifier is equipped with a balanced input as standard. If a turntable is connected, the optional phono board (either MC or MM) offers the right solution.

In the case of the V 70 Class A, an auto-bias circuit is used. The amplifier adjusts itself to the tube used and does not require any adjustment controls. The proven BIAS measurement with the colored LEDs is still available, however, only to check that the four output tubes are working properly.

Similar to the other top models from Octave, the V 70 Class A also has the power preselection, Power High and Low, so that the device can be optimally adapted to different power tubes. Due to the high power in Class A operation, a KT 120 or KT 150 tube must be used for Power High. Less powerful KT88 or 6550 types should be operated at Power Low. 

Octave typical measures, such as the power management with electronic monitoring are integrated as well as the ECO mode, the modern home theater bypass circuit and the useful regulated preamp output (for direct connection of a subwoofer).

Their special power supply technology protects the amplifier against various types of mains interference. Mains fluctuations and high-frequency mains disturbances do not cause any sonic deterioration.


Power Output 2 x 50 W continuous, 70 W Peak into 4 Ohm

Frequency Response 20 Hz - 70 kHz @ 50 W - 1 / -3 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion < 0,1% @ 10 W into 4 Ohm

Signal-to-Noise Ratio - 100 dB / 50 W

Optimal Load Impedance 4 - 16 Ohms

Damping factor 5 @ 8 Ohms


Inputs: 5 x Line Level / RCA, 1 x Bypass-Function / RCA

1 x Phono optional / RCA

1 x XLR Input

Outputs: 1 x Rec Out / RCA, Pre-Out adjustable / RCA

Features ODT / Octave Dynamic Technologies, ECO Mode, Power Management

Input Sensitivity / MED 300 mV RCA

Input Impedance 50 kOhm / RCA, 25kOhm / XLR

Left/Right Crosstalk 55 dB

Input to Input Crosstalk - 105 dB

Output Impedance Pre Out 240 Ohm

Max. Level Pre Out 5 V eff.

Tube Complement Preamplifier

Driver tubes 1 x ECC 83, 2 x ECC 81

Gain 35dB

Damping factor 5
General Facts

Power Comsumption < 20 W Ecomode, 190 W idle, 500 W @ full power

Weight 23 kg

Standard Accessory Power cord, IR-Remote Control, Allen key for removing the cover

Main Fuse 230/240 V main: 4 A slow-blow type H

Dimensions 451 x 175 x 405 mm (W x H x D)

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