VALI 3

VALI 3

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SCHIIT VALI 3

What if Schiit blew up the whole entry-level tube headphone amp idea by making a stunningly beautiful product that outperforms stuff that’s way more expensive? Well, there’s no “what if” about it. Meet Vali 3, the new standard in affordable tube gear. 

Class-Crushing Tech

Go ahead and compare Vali 3 to the competition…. With a full 100V on the plate, Vali 3 crushes other designs using only 12-48V. Tubes love voltage, and Vali 3 provides it. For output, Vali 3 uses a fully discrete, Class AB bipolar stage in our own Coherence™ current-feedback topology—no op-amps or chip amps like you’ll find in other products. The result is an amp that’s maybe nothing like anything near its price.

Insanely Good Looks

At the same time, you’ll notice our Schiit's advanced form, custom-stamped chassis—made in California, by the way—that takes affordable design to new levels. Compare to other gear in off-the-shelf or open-frame chassis. Again, no comparison!

A Complete Tube System

Vali 3 is ready to tube your entire desktop—delivering plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphones, and a low noise floor for more sensitive cans. Plus, it covers all your needs with preamp outputs for your powered monitors or speaker power amp…and it stacks perfectly with our Modi DACs or Loki Mini equaliser to create a complete desktop system.

One Tube to Roll Them

Choose one tube, because, let’s face it: good tubes are getting harder to get. Vali 3 ships with a 6N3P tube standard. Stick with that for great stock sound, or find the perfect tube for your needs with tons of interesting options, including 5670, 2C51, ECC42 and CV4013. Got a big wallet? Heck, it will accept the legendary WE396A!

Designed and Built in Texas

By “designed and built in Texas," this is what we mean: the vast majority of the Vali 3—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—is manufactured in the US. The chassis are made in California. Our PCBs are done in Utah. And it all comes together in Corpus Christi, Texas, facility. Yes, the wall-warts are made in China, but there's some give and take at this price point. 

Vali 3 is covered by a limited UK warranty that covers parts and labour for 2 year and tubes for 90 days.

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1500mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1000mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 400mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 200mW RMS per channel

Note: Maximum power rated at less than 10% THD for tube and tube hybrid amps, as compared to less than 1% for solid state.
 
Low Gain:
 
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.02db at 300 ohms, 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.6db at 32 ohms
THD: <0.007%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, 300 ohms
IMD: <0.014%, CCIR, 300 ohms
SNR: >117db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS
Crosstalk: -87dB, 20Hz-20KHz, 300 ohms
Output Impedance: 0.5 ohms
 
High Gain:
 
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.04db at 300 ohms, 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.6db at 32 ohms
THD: <0.35%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, 300 ohms
IMD: <0.45%, CCIR, 300 ohms
SNR: >105db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS
Crosstalk: -70dB, 20Hz-20KHz, 300 ohms
Output Impedance: 1.8 ohms
 
Input Impedance: 50K ohms
Gain: 5 (14dB) or 1 (0dB)
Topology: Coherence™: tube voltage gain with convolved bipolar current mode inverter and discrete bipolar class A driver and Class AB output stage
Protection: delayed start and fast shut-down with muting relay
Power Supply: wall wart with 24VAC and 6VAC outputs, regulated HV and LV rails for tube and bipolar components, 6V AC heater 
Power Consumption: 9W
Size: 12.7 x 8.9 x 3.18cm
Weight: 0.45 KG
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