product review overlay image
Octave V70 Class A | Integrated Amplifiers | Audio Emotion
Octave V70 Class A | Integrated Amplifiers | Audio Emotion
Octave V70 Class A | Integrated Amplifiers | Audio Emotion
Octave V70 Class A | Integrated Amplifiers | Audio Emotion
Octave V70 Class A | Integrated Amplifiers | Audio Emotion

Product Description

GOLDEN EAR 2021 - 1st place

Voted 1st in the highly regarded German hifi-magazine stereoplay Golden Ear Awards 2021.

Product Infortmation

Class-A. A circuit concept that has bewitching midrange in both push-pull and single-ended amplifiers due to the low distortion. But unfortunately it is paired with low power, dynamics and excessive heating of the amplifier. Features that do not match the product profile of our popular integrated amplifiers 100%. It was therefore important to develop a concept that would bring the undisputed tonal advantages of this principle to life.

In short, a Class A concept technically means a higher quiescent current setting and therefore less distortion (almost only second-order harmonics, referred to as k2), but also a limited full modulation with less power. Push-pull concepts, on the other hand, can deliver 4-16 times the output power compared to Class-A, but lack with inharmonic distortions (i.e. odd harmonics k3 and k5). Two soundscapes with followers on both sides. Of course, Andreas Hofmann was tempted to combine both concepts into something new.

After extensive development, a new amplifier concept was created:

The V 70 Class A, a Class A push-pull amplifier in a pentode circuit.

For this, a new Class A technology had to be developed:

The Dynamic Bias Control

Dynamic Bias Control means that Andreas Hofmann has found ways to dynamically shift the limited dynamic range, and thus the limited power of the Class A concept, according to the requirements. The development of the dynamic operating point setting enabled a self-regulating Class A amplifier with approximately twice the output power of 50 W RMS with up to 70 W (with Super Black Box) peak power.

This technology combines the tonal purity of Class A with the dynamics and performance of push-pull A / B technology.

The modern concept of a Class-A push-pull amplifier in a pentode circuit makes it possible to guarantee the Class-A virtues over the entire frequency response up to maximum modulation. The enormous power, with up to 70 watts peak power, is significantly above the performance level of conventional Class A amplifiers and is more than sufficient for most speakers.

The integrated amplifier is equipped with a balanced input as standard. If a turntable is connected, the optional phono board (either MC or MM) offers the right solution.

In the case of the V 70 Class A, an auto-bias circuit is used. The amplifier adjusts itself to the tube used and does not require any adjustment controls. The proven BIAS measurement with the colored LEDs is still available, however, only to check that the four output tubes are working properly.

Similar to the other top models from Octave, the V 70 Class A also has the power preselection, Power High and Low, so that the device can be optimally adapted to different power tubes. Due to the high power in Class A operation, a KT 120 or KT 150 tube must be used for Power High. Less powerful KT88 or 6550 types should be operated at Power Low. Around 15 W Class A and 25 W music power are still available.

Octave typical measures, such as the power management with electronic monitoring are integrated as well as the ECO mode, the modern home theater bypass circuit and the useful regulated preamp output (for direct connection of a subwoofer).

Their special power supply technology protects the amplifier against various types of mains interference. Mains fluctuations and high-frequency mains disturbances do not cause any sonic deterioration.

With the V 70 Class A we have the line of the legendary powerful Octave integrated amplifiers extended by a highly musical Class A concept.


  • Power Output         
    • 2 x 50 W continuous, 70 W Peak into 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response         
    • 20 Hz - 70 kHz @ 50 W - 1 / -3 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    • < 0,1% @ 10 W into 4 Ohm
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio         
    • - 100 dB / 50 W
  • Optimal Load Impedance         
    • 4 - 16 Ohms
  • Damping factor         
    • 5 @ 8 Ohms
  • Connections         
    • Inputs: 5 x Line Level / RCA, 1 x Bypass-Function / RCA
    • 1 x Phono optional / RCA
    • 1 x XLR Input
    • Outputs: 1 x Rec Out / RCA, Pre-Out adjustable / RCA
  • Features         
    • ODT / Octave Dynamic Technologies, ECO Mode, Power Management


  • Input Sensitivity / MED
    • 300 mV RCA     
  • Input Impedance
    • 50 kOhm / RCA, 25kOhm / XLR     
  • Left/Right Crosstalk
    • 55 dB     
  • Input to Input Crosstalk
    • - 105 dB     
  • Output Impedance Pre Out
    • 240 Ohm     
  • Max. Level Pre Out
    • 5 V eff.

Tube Complement Preamplifier               

  • Driver tubes
    • 1 x ECC 83, 2 x ECC 81     
  • Gain
    • 35dB
  • Damping factor
    • 5

General Facts               

  • Power Comsumption         
    • < 20 W Ecomode, 190 W idle, 500 W @ full power
  • Weight
    • 23 kg     
  • Standard Accessory
    • Power cord, IR-Remote Control, Allen key for removing the cover     
  • Main Fuse
    • 230/240 V main: 4 A slow-blow type H     
  • Dimensions
    • 451 x 175 x 405 mm (W x H x D)


Product Type
Integrated Amplifier
Product Code

Delivery Information

Delivery is free for all orders over £250.

'In Stock' items ordered before 1pm will be dispatched the same day.

We use DPD Local 'Next Day Service' for most UK deliveries. Orders sent via 'DPD Local - Next Day Service' will be fully tracked with a 1-hour delivery timeslot on the day of delivery. Standard delivery is Monday to Friday.

Saturday delivery can be selected at checkout for £19.95.

Small items and LP's may be sent using Royal Mail.

Large/heavy items may be sent using TNT Express.

For all other countries please visit the 'Delivery Information' link in the footer.

Occasionally, due to stock demand, we can sell out. If this occurs when you make a purchase, we will inform you quickly. Most out of stock items are available for dispatch within 3 working days. If your purchase is urgent, please contact us to check availability.

2 Customer Reviews

Octave V70 Class A Integrated Amplifier


Product Code OCTAVEv70A

Price Promise: If you find an identical item cheaper from one of our online competitors, tell us and not only will we match the price, we'll beat it by 10% of the difference! Terms and conditions apply, see more information about our price promise.

Customer Reviews