Magnat RV 4 High-End Hybrid Integrated Amplifier With Valve Pre-Stage And Bluetooth APTX - Rapallo
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Magnat RV 4 High-End Hybrid Integrated Amplifier With Valve Pre-Stage And Bluetooth APTX

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The Magnat RV 4 hybrid amplifier combines audiophile sound demands and high performance in a perfect way: The combination of the valve pre-stage and transistor output stage ensures the coveted ´warm´ analogue sound characteristics with high output power at the same time for the best possible dynamics.

RV 4 owners have the choice between numerous analogue inputs, including MM and MC, but also have the option of coaxial and optical digital access. The fact that the high-end Burr-Brown converter is also used for the Bluetooth 4.0 input with aptX is a further highlight. This high-end stereo amplifier thus combines feel and ease of use with the highest audiophile demands of both the analogue and the digital world.

The Magnat RV 4 continues the legacy of its legendary predecessor, the RV 3. Our development engineers set themselves the goal with this new high-end hybrid amplifier of exceeding the RV 3 – and have succeeded with flying colours: the RV 4 combines analogue stereo sound at the very highest level with modern features like a digital section and Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX into the best analogue sound is taken care of by a particularly high-quality digital-analogue converter (or DAC) from Burr-Brown.

The integrated Bluetooth 4.0 module of the RV 4 provides the best possible sound quality for the much-loved wireless transmission thanks to the particularly high-quality audio standard aptX. Here, too, the high-quality Burr-Brown DAC is used as an exclusive feature to convert the digital Bluetooth signals into the best possible analogue sound quality.


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One of the outstanding qualities of the Magnat RV 4 is the extraordinary attention to the finest details, which manifests itself in the special valve pre-stage. Two particularly high-quality Russian-made E88CC valves are used for this – not least of all due to the special SQ quality with maximum reliability and the lowest tolerances. After being burned in for 60 hours, the valves or tubes are selected in pairs and inserted into the high-quality, gold-plated tube sockets of the RV. In this way, we guarantee that this high-end stereo amplifier offers precisely the audiophile sound experience that our customers appreciate.


For the power amplification, we rely on two discretely designed high-performance power amplifiers with the proven power transistors from Sanken (Japan). Both amplifier stages deliver up to a constant 150 watts to the loudspeakers with the finest sound. The total peak power of the RV 4 is a huge 500 watts. The speakers are connected to the RV 4 via large, insulated screw terminals.


This attention to detail continues in every single element of the RV 4. For example, the input signal switchover ensues via high-quality, durable reed relays. Vinyl enthusiasts will also be delighted with the phono pre-stage with separate MM and MC inputs, assembled with particularly low-noise operational amplifiers. Low-loss WIMA audio capacitors in the signal path ensure that not the smallest modicum of the carefully processed sound is lost on the way to the power amp.


he audiophile concept continues in the Magnat RV 4 right down to the smallest details. Whether it´s the extravagant, stylish design, the sturdy solid-metal enclosure with the 8 mm front panel of the solid aluminium controls: This stereo amplifier is pure high-end. This also includes the solid heat sinks, which also serve as striking design elements. Other details like the high-contrast OLED high-quality display, the pre-amplifier output for active subwoofers or additional power amplifiers and the power amp input to easily incorporate the RV 4 into a home cinema system demonstrate the well thought-out concept of this high-end amplifier.


Another highlight of the RV 4 is the digital input section. One coaxial and one optical input accept digital stereo signals up to 24bit/192kHz. Precise conversion



  • Audiophile high-end stereo hybrid amplifier
  • Valve sound and transistor power harmoniously combined
  • Digital section with Burr-Brown converter and Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
  • High-quality solid metal enclosure with 8 mm front panel
  • Pre-out, Main-in, Phono pre-amplifier for MM and MC
  • Combines an audiophile tube preamplifier and a high-performance transistor output stage
  • Perfectly tuned, audiophile components ensure a very harmonious sound
  • Audiophile tube preamplifier with two high-end low-noise tubes (E88CC) produced in Russia
  • Modern connectivity with digital section and Bluetooth® input (4.0) with the high-end audio standard Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Discrete high-end phono preamplifier with separate inputs for MM and MC systems
  • High-quality Burr-Brown digital-analogue converter
  • Stylish solid metal remote control for volume, input selection and mute function
  • Discrete high-performance amplifier with high quality power transistors from Sanken (Japan)
  • Output rating of 150 watts of sine power per channel (4 ohms), max. total peak power of 500 watts
  • Elaborate power supply with separately stabilised supply voltage for the individual circuits
  • Performance-optimised high-capacity buffer capacitors from Vishay/BC-Components
  • Generously dimensioned toroidal transformer in a vibrationresistant and air-tight configuration
  • Particularly high-quality and low-noise SQ tube type, preselected and burned-in for 60 hours (Info: SQ („Special Quality“) is a high quality standard for tubes which was used e. g. for radio transmission technology and military purposes)
  • High quality tube sockets with gold-plated contacts
  • Input signal switching via high quality reed relays
  • Phono preamplifier with separate MM / MC inputs, low-noise operational amplifiers and subsonic filter
  • Digital input stage with an optical and an coaxial input for highresolution audio signals up to 192kHz/24bits
  • Volume control via high-precision motorised potentiometer from ALPS
  • Low-loss WIMA audio capacitors in the signal path
  • Phono MM and MC inputs
  • 4 high-level inputs
  • Power amplifier input (Main In) for an 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
  • Output terminal with large, insulated speaker screw terminals
  • Two solid heatsinks and a solid aluminium cover for transformer and power supply capacitors
  • Sturdy solid metal housing with 8 mm front panel
  • Solid aluminium control elements
  • High-contrast „Organic LED“ display



  • PEAK 1 kHz, 4Ω: 2 x 250 W
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape/Digital: 8 Hz – 110 kHz (-3.0 dB), 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.1 dB) Phono: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB) Subsonic Filter: 16Hz, 18 dB/Oct.
  • OUTPUT POWER / NOMINAL 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%, 4 Ohm, 2 x 150 W 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%, 8 Ohm, 2 x 110 W
  • INPUT SENSIVITY Phono MM: 2,5mV/47kΩ Digital: -13.5 dBFS Phono MC: 0.25 mV/470 Ω
  • DIGITAL INPUTS optical (Toslink™) coaxial (cinch) Supported sampling frequencies: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz Supported bit depth: 16/24bits
  • BLUETOOTH® INPUT Bluetooth® 4.0 / Qualcomm® aptX™
  • MAINS VOLTAGE 230 VAC / 50 Hz
  • S/N RATIO CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 110 dB (A) Phono MM: 90 dB Phono MC: 78 dB
  • COLOR Black
  • DIMENSIONS (WXHXD) Main unit: 434 x 157 x 360 mm (410 mm incl. controls and connectors) Remote control: 40 x 100 x 16mm
  • WEIGHT 18.5 kg

Additional information

Weight 19 kg


Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.


Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.


A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!


Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.


Concerned About Fraud?
The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating…


So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.



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