v40 Limited Edition
Enjoy the warm rich sound that valve amplification provides now in a retro walnut finish.
Following on from critically acclaimed press reviews for our v40 hybrid tube amplifier, the v40 Limited Edition is now available in a sumptuous high gloss walnut finish and presented in distinctive Limited Edition packaging.
Matching high gloss walnut loudspeakers are offered as part of the system.
Primarily sold as a combined amplifier/loudspeaker system, both products can also be purchased separately.
Our Blackline range goes from strength to strength with the latest addition, the v40 Limited Edition.
The v40 LE amplifier has all the technical attributes of the standard v40 and is presented in a high gloss walnut finish.
Both sonically and aesthetically matched, the ps40 LE loudspeakers are offered as part of the system.
Eight coats of clear lacquer have been applied to the amplifier facia and the loudspeaker enclosures to give a deep, luxurious finish to the walnut veneers.
As a result of customer demand we have developed a new loudspeaker to partner the v40 LE amplifier, an upgrade from our standard ps40's.
A slightly larger enclosure is used to allow increased cabinet volume.
The tweeter selected by our acoustic engineers for the ps40 LE is an AMT (Air Motion Transformer) type. AMT tweeters offer excellent transient response and low distortion ratios, resulting in a more natural and musical ambience to be heard.
The low frequency drive unit is a 4.5” Hemp impregnated cone type. Hemp has less cone break up and distortion than other fibre coned drive units and improves tonality and resolution.
High quality audio components are used for the filter network ensuring delivery of a clean audio signal.
Both the amplifier and loudspeakers have Limited Edition insignia and are supplied in bespoke packaging.
|Freq. Response.||23Hz – 100 KHz +/- 2dB|
|Harmonic distortion||30W/0.7% , 1W/0.18%|
|Signal to noise ratio||88dB 'A'-weighted / 66 dB FLAT|
|Input Impedance||50K Ω|
|Input Sensitivity||580mV +/- 5% @30W|
|Output impedance||4 / 8 Ω|
|Vacuum tube type||12AU7/ECC82 x 2 6e2 x 1|
|Audio Inputs||RCA/USB micro B/3.5mm
mini jack/Bluetooth 4.0 inc. aptX
|Audio Outputs||Sub out (20Hz~850Hz)|
|Power Supply||AC 230V/50Hz
|Dimensions||H: 148mm W: 264mm
D: 215 mm
|High Frequency Unit||Air Motion Transformer|
|Low Frequency Unit||4.5" Hemp impregnated cone|
|Frequency Range||45 - 40000Hz|
|Max RMS Power||50 watts per channel|
|Dimensions||H: 253mm W: 145mm
Included in the package
Two cartons, one containing the v40LE amplifier and the other the ps40 LE Loudspeakers
v40 LE Amplifier - Walnut
Valve Amplifier and power cable
USB (mini) cable
Line Out cable (3.5 Mini Jack)
ps40 LE Loudspeakers - Walnut
One pair of high gloss loudspeakers
x-sub - add the Blue Aura subwoofer to further enhance lower frequencies.
Blue Aura DUET Stands - Compliment your ps40 LE loudspeakers by placing them on specifically designed stands for optimum listening position. Available in black or white and incorporating cable management features.
Product information sheets and and Instruction manuals can be found in the information centre.
Many thanks for the v40 amp which arrived with me promptly on Thursday, 6th July.
I am delighted with the physical appearance of the unit, which I think is very well finished, as well as being neat and elegant in design - a viewpoint which was also endorsed by my wife who, like many women, isn't overly enthused by the aesthetics of hi-fi boxes. I've now set up the v40, using my Lenovo Ideapad 510 laptop (which holds my CD collection, ripped using Windows Media Player at the best lossless level), which I use solely as a music server, along with my little Sonus Faber Toy speakers - the whole comprising a supplementary system which is situated in my lounge.
To date I have tested the system with a range of tracks - generally I listen to a wide range of vocal and instrumental music, but I'm not into rock - and my initial reaction is that sonically the v40 is a superb little amplifier, very detailed, and with that smoothness of valve reproduction. Overall, a lovely sound.
Many thanks for all the information which you have supplied, and for a beautiful product - it certainly lives up to the review which I'd read some months ago in "HiFi Choice", and also the information which you have made available online.
Best wishes for your continued success