Posted on 3rd July, 2019


German specialist, Magnat is a brand that keeps hitting all of the audio sweet spots.

To confirm this, you should look no further than the alluring, contemporary profile of the exquisitely styled RV 4 Hybrid Tube Integrated Amplifier that is now available.
The RV 4 was built to combine the tonal warmth of valves with the cooler sound of transistors. Put both together, and you'll end up with a lovely synergy of sound qualities.

When you think about it, a well-designed hybrid is a harmonious combination that delivers delicacy, smoothness, and an open-sound stage backed by the dynamic power and bass slam transistors are noted for.

If you ever wanted to illustrate the image of the cast-iron fist in a velvet glove, the RV 4 is the perfect vehicle.

Magnat's RV 4 builds on the qualities of the previous RV 3 but according to the company, offers superior sound quality.

As an all-rounder, the RV 4 has plenty to offer in the digital and analogue domains.

Analogue fans will love its built-in phono stage designed to work with both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

They'll praise the skies that they can connect their tonearm cables to the phono stage and what's more, they won't have to shell out to pay for an additional cable.

Digital fanboys will prize an amplifier with audiophile credentials that also offers wireless streaming capability via Bluetooth aptX technology. Its integrated Bluetooth 4.0 module is an appealing and convenient wireless feature and one worth having.

Especially when part of the RV 4's deal is also a high quality, built-in Burr-Brown DAC. Files supported by this DAC offer sampling frequencies of 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz at a supported bit depth of 16/24 bits.

Magnat hasn't skimped with connectivity options. Onboard are four high-level inputs, power amplifier input (Main In) for easy integration into a home cinema system, preamplifier output (Pre Out) for connecting subwoofers or additional power amplifiers, additional fixed level output (Rec Out), headphone output with high quality 6.3 mm jack, and speaker outputs with large, insulated screw terminals.

The RV 4 uses a pair of E88c tubes in the preamp stage while the solid-state output generates 140 watts per channel into 4-ohm speaker loads.

Magnat's RV4 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier measures 434 x 157 x 360 mm and weighs in at 18.5kg.

Blending traditional tech with cutting edge connectivity and contemporary styling, we can't wait to get our hands on the RV 4 for a closer look.

Available now, the Magnat RV 4 sells for AUD 6,999.95 or NZD 9,399.95 RRP.

For more information, visit Magnat.


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    Peter Familari

    One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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