The Octave V 110 integrated amplifier is a push-pull pentode design delivering 2 x 110 W RMS output power (into 4 ohm loads). As with all Octave models, all research and development (R&D) and production has been conducted exclusively in-house, and the amplifier is comprehensively safeguarded against user error and parts wear – including catastrophic power tube failure.
The V 110 is a new member of KT 120 based amplifiers containing our proprietary Amplifier Technology. Ultra Low Noise and precise regulated Power Supply voltages ensure stable operation independent of mains fluctuations and high frequency noise distortions of the mains voltage. The V 110 improves upon the V 70 SE predecessor, with upgrades made in the amplification stages as well as the power supply. Ultra-low leakage Tantalum electrolytic caps are now used instead of Aluminum electrolytic caps in the driver circuit.
The heater voltage of the driver tubes has been precisely stabilized to reduce hum and noise that would otherwise be caused by the heater system. The heater and the supply voltage are both controlled via the power management circuit. The stabilization of the heater and power supply voltages ensures the stable, drift free operation in the mains range of +/- 15%. Every output tube in the V 110 is protected against over-current and other tube problems caused by aging.