Preamplifier / Tuner

Showing all 9 results

  • Audio Research – Reference 2 MKII Silver Tube Line Preamplifier w / remote

    $10,000.00 $4,000.00

    This highest level of resolution and musicality has been accomplished in large measure by all-new audio and power supply circuits, incorporating tube rectification (via one 5AR4) and tube regulation (via one 6L6) of the power supply (also packed with the newest Infinicaps, and one 6922). Gain is provided by eight selected 6922 twin triodes, like the REF1. Redesigned toroid transformers also contribute to improved dynamics. 19″ (48 cm) W x 7″ (17.8 cm) H (standard rack panel) x 15½” (39.4 cm) D. Handles extend 1 ½” (3.8 cm) forward of the front panel. 31.2 lbs.

    Read more
  • PBN Audio – Olympia L Preamplier in Silver

    $12,000.00 $3,500.00

    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.

    Read more
  • PBN Audio – Olympia L Preamplier in Black

    $12,000.00 $3,500.00

    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.

    Read more
  • Parasound – JC-2 John Curl Designed Class A Preamplifier

    $4,000.00 $2,000.00

    “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 –

    Read more
  • Parasound – Halo Integrated HINT in Silver

    $3,000.00 $1,400.00

    Latest generation ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M) Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD Windows USB drivers for ASIO & WASAPI – Download here Mac OS does not require any drivers Coax and optical accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration Front panel subwoofer level control Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120) Phono for MM & MC with 100? or 47k load Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs 1 pair XLR balanced Analog input Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks 12 Volt input and output to triggers Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs 160 Watts x 2 @ 8 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven) 240 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms (RMS, both channels driven) Power amp circuit topology designed by legendary John Curl Direct amplifier input to bypass preamp section High bias class A/AB operation Oversized shielded toroid power transformer Dual-mono power supply and power amplifier 40,000uF power supply filter capacitance Matched JFET input stages and MOSFET driver stages 12 high voltage/high current bipolar output transistors Heavy-duty 24k gold-plated 5-way speaker binding posts Over temp and short circuit relay protection

    Read more
  • Yamaha CX-A5100 Surround Preamplifier Processor

    $3,000.00 $1,000.00

    Absolute quality for when the very best is your option. With years of expertise in designing audio / video receivers and preamplifier processors, Yamaha has gone a step further with its highest offering in the AVENTAGE lineup. Meet the CX-A5100 preamp processor, built from the ground up to be a powerhouse for the most demanding of home theater enthusiasts. Experience three-dimensional surround sound formats with the next generation in audio / video technologies like never before. Tap into advanced Yamaha digital signal processing with CINEMA DSP HD3, utilize the best built-in functions for customization and enjoy the latest home theater technologies that are offered today. Now with MusicCast, this device can be expanded to deliver wireless multiroom audio playback, all controlled by a simple app.3000. 17-1/8” x 7-1/2” x 18-5/8”  29.8 lbs.

     

    Read more
  • Linn Sondek – Kairn Preamplifier with Phono & remote in Black

    $3,850.00 $850.00

    Width 320mm Depth 326mm Height 80mm Weight 4.3kg Inputs Sensitivities for 0.7 V rms output at 1kHz maximum volume, output load 2 kilohms Minimum load on line outputs 1 kilohms total. Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Cartridges MM : Sensitivity – 2mV rms Load – 47 kilohms/ 68pF MC : Sensitivity – 130uV rms Load – 150 ohms/4.7nF Tuner/CD/Aux/Tape Inputs Sensitivity – 188mV rms Load – 24 kilohms Outputs Line outputs Minimum load 1 kilohms. Output impedance 100 ohms Tape outputs Tape output = auxiliary input level (unity gain) 1 kilohms output impedance. Minimum load 5 kilohms Matrix Output For 188mV rms output at 1 kHz, 100ohms output impedance. Minimum load 5 kilohms Mains Suply / Fuse 100/T2A, 120V/T2A, 220V/T1A, 240V/T1A antisurge Power Consumption Display off – 13 Watts Display on – 16 Watts maximum

    Read more
  • Bel Canto – C5i Integrated Preamp Amplifier w/ phono, digital inputs USB and remote

    $1,900.00 $850.00

    The C5i is powered by B&O ICEpower and gets a single 125ASX2 module. The Danes rate its S/N ratio at an impressive 117dB A-weighted. Given its 60/120wpc 8/4Ω rating, this amplifier module is surprisingly compact – all of 16 x 8 x 3.5cm. For D/A conversion the C5i relies on a 24/192 Wolfson WM8740, for its 24/96 USB 1.1 input on a Texas Instruments TAS1020B transceiver, for asynchronous sample rate conversion on a BurrBrown/TI 4382. For the line-level and phono inputs there’s also a dual-bit delta-sigma 216kHz AKM5386 A/D converter. This conversion of analog signal points at exclusively digital-domain volume control—in 200 x 0.5dB steps.

    Read more
  • Audio Research – LS9 Preamplifier in Silver

    $2,000.00 $750.00

    The LS9 is an all-new, all-solid-state line level preamplifier which replaces the LS3/3B series. Using a low-voltage, pure Class A gain circuit with direct-coupled output (no coupling caps are used in the signal path), the LS9 yields 12dB of overall gain (factory adjustable to 18dB gain if necessary). Output capability is a substantial 24V RMS from the balanced main outputs. The LS9 also features complete IR remote control of all front panel functions, including a 70-step electronic relay volume attenuator and input selection. The LS9 offers two pairs of dedicated balanced inputs, three pairs of dedicated single-ended inputs; and a full tape monitor loop (single-ended in and out) is also provided. 11 lbs. 19″ (48 cm) W x 3½” (8.9 cm) H x 11″ (28 cm) D. Handles extend 1.5 ” (3.8 cm) forward of the front panel.

    Read more