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Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10
Includes: box, manual

Audio Research - Reference 3 Tube Line Preamplifier


Retail Price: $10500.00 Your Price: $4900.00

Tubed, remote-controlled line preamplifier with full sets of balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs, and Processor Loop. Tube complement: four 6H30P dual triodes, plus one 6550C and one 6H30P for power-supply regulation. Maximum voltage gain: main output (single-ended or balanced input), 11.6dB; balanced output, 5.6dB single-ended output. Frequency response: 0.2Hz–200kHz , +0/–3dB, at rated output (balanced, 200k ohms load). Distortion: <0.01% at 2V RMS balanced output. Input impedance: 120k ohms balanced, 60k ohms single-ended. Output impedance: 600 ohms balanced, 300 ohms single-ended main (2), 20k ohms minimum load and 2000pF maximum capacitance. Output polarity: noninverting. Maximum output: 20V RMS maximum balanced, 10V RMS single-ended. Rated output: 2V RMS (1V RMS single-ended) into 200k ohm balanced load (maximum balanced output capability is 30V RMS at <0.5% THD at 1kHz). Noise: 2.7µV RMS residual IHF-weighted balanced noise output with volume at 1 (106dB below 2V RMS output). Dimensions: 19" (485mm) W by 7" (178mm) H by 15.5" (394mm) D. Handles extend 1.5" (38mm) forward of front panel. Weight: 29.6 lbs (13.5kg) net, 43 lbs (19.5kg) shipping.


Type: Demo
Rated: 9/10
Includes: box, manual
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Parasound - JC-2 John Curl Designed Class "A" Preamplifier in Silver


Retail Price: $4000.00 Your Price: $3000.00

"Great sounding Stereophile Class A preamplifier" 6 pairs unbalanced RCA line-level audio input jacks 2 input pairs can be switched to XLR balanced connectors Independent balanced/unbalanced select for the L & R channel Each channel's input is switched by its own gold-on-silver contact relay 4 output jack pairs with specialized functions: - See website for full details -


Type: Trade
Rated: 8/10

PBN Audio - Olympia L Preamplier in Black


Retail Price: $12000.00 Your Price: $4000.00

The Olympia-L preamp is an all-FET design with an external MPS mini power supply (9.5"W x 4.25"H x 14.25"D) that has a 375VA transformer with 80,000µF of capacitance. The main transformer features quad secondary windings and HEXFRED diodes for rectification. A proprietary, military-grade, 14-conductor connector of 16-gauge Teflon-sheathed silver wire -- a serious umbilical -- joins the power supply to the preamp proper, which measures 18.5"W x 4.25"H x 14.5"D. This main unit houses four independent regulators and provides 20dB of gain. The Olympia-L’s front panel has a blue LED indicator light, a sensor for the Cary-built remote control, a volume control (24 steps), and a switch to select among sources (two Aux, one CD, two balanced). All controls are clearly labeled in white silk-screened letters, demonstrating what Noerbaek calls his "function without frills" approach to exterior design. All can be adjusted manually, but the small plastic remote is far more handy for setting volume and mute. On the Olympia-L’s rear panel are three balanced inputs, two RCA inputs, and balanced, RCA, and the four BNC outputs for the proprietary interconnect system -- which, of course, is impedance-matched at 75 ohms.


Type: Trade
Rated: 7/10

PBN Audio - Sierra Audio K2 Preamplifier in Black w/updates


Retail Price: $8500.00 Your Price: $2500.00

This All-FET circuit design with 375VA and differential line stage employs Dale RN60-D Resistors for High-capacity energy storage and 80k uF capacitance. Three balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC outputs for use with PBN's proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system. Remote Control for volume and mute This Class A Pre-Amp has a NEW redesigned and upgraded outboard power supply. Pre- 19"W x 4.5"H x 15"D P.S. Total wieght:


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