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    PBN Audio Olympia LXis Preamplifier w/CPSi Power Supply & NEW Volume, Display & Grounding updates

    $16,000.00

    The Olympia-LXi preamp is an all-FET design with an external full size CPSi power supply (18.5″W x 4.25″H x 14.25″D) It has an updated Digital Display and Volume Control with a NEW grounding circuit and New Style metal remote. 

    • All-FET circuit design with external CPS power supply (two 375VA transformers)
    • High-capacity energy storage — 80k uF filter capacitance
    • Eight heavy-duty filtering chocks for extremely precise and clean current supply
    • Four balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC output for use with PBN’s proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system
    • Unit features two Caddock™ Resistors in the feedback loop
    • Remote control for volume and mute included
    • Pre-Amp: 19″W x 4.5″H x 15″D Power Supply: 9.5″W x 4.5″H x 15″D

     

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    PBN Audio Olympia LXi Preamplifier w/CPSi Power Supply in black. Sounds Great!

    $10,000.00

    This unit has been back to PBN Audio for a complete update. It has the new Volume control circuit and an updated grounding system.

    The Olympia-LXi preamp is an all-FET design with an external full size CPSi power supply (18.5″W x 4.25″H x 14.25″D) 

    • All-FET circuit design with external CPS power supply (two 375VA transformers)
    • High-capacity energy storage — 80k uF filter capacitance
    • Eight heavy-duty filtering chocks for extremely precise and clean current supply
    • Three balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC output for use with PBN’s proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system
    • Unit features extensive use of Caddock™ Resistors
    • Remote control for volume and mute included
    • Pre-Amp: 19″W x 4.5″H x 15″D Power Supply: 9.5″W x 4.5″H x 15″D

     

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    PBN Audio Olympia LX Preamplifier w/ Mini Power Supply & NEW Volume / Display updates in Silver

    $7,500.00

    The Olympia-LX 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 remote control, a NEW updated digital volume control (63 steps). A  source selector (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 metal 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.

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    PBN Audio Olympia Li Preamplifier Black w/ NEW Digital Volume, Display, Remote & NEW ground circuit upgrade

    $7,500.00

    The Olympia-Li 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. The Digital volume control has a 63 steps and a switch to select among sources (two Aux, one CD balanced and 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.  The metal remote controls Volume, display level 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. 

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    Balanced Audio Technologies B.A.T. VK-P10 SE Fully Ballanced Tube Reference Phono Preamplifier

    $3,500.00

    BAT VK-P10SE Tube Phono Preamplifier / Special Edition
    The Path to the Ultimate in Analog Fidelity: Completely Revised First Gain Stage, Reconfigured Output Stage, Upgraded Power Supply, Flying RIAA Network
    Ten-Tube Fully Balanced Design Offers Unfettered Dynamic Ease, Grand Sense of Scale, Unbelievable Drive and Transparency
    The BAT VK-P10SE turns otherwise ordinary listening experiences into musical events. Made for listeners with the requisite turntable and cartridge combinations, this is a musical instrument of the highest class—a component that will honestly change the way you perceive what resides in your records’ grooves. Guaranteed. Its ten-tube, zero-feedback design and dual-mono construction help place the VK-P10SE on a pedestal approached by a select few high-end components and surpassed by none.
    Serious Enhancements Result in Serious Sound
A Special Edition version of BAT’s renowned VK-P10 phonostage, the VK-P10SE incorporates numerous engineering improvements to offer greater information retrieval and supreme musical presentation. The first gain stage is completely revised to provide a substantially lower noise floor. In addition, the reconfigured output stage incorporates four high-gain 6C45 tubes. They provide high-current and low-output impedance, establishing a superb level of drive and transparency. These enhancements result in a phonostage with improved silence in the quietest musical passages, unfettered dynamic ease, and grand sense of scale. Fully balanced, the VK-10SE achieves the best-possible performance when the phono cartridge is used in a matching balanced configuration.
    Upgraded Power Supply, Extensive Flexibility, Dual SIX-PAKs
The VK-P10SE boasts an all-tube zero-feedback design that combines the benefits of balanced operation with complementary vacuum-tube current sources. Dual-mono construction and enormous energy reserves are matched by extensive flexibility in cartridge loading. The first gain stage achieves a very low noise floor via premium Vishay Bulk FoilTM resistors that replace metal film resistors in critical areas. An upgraded power supply and dual SIX-PAKs of paper-in-oil output capacitors contribute more responsive, visceral bass. Vacuum-tube current sources further improve the linearity and yield a more open, textured sound. Here, dual 6SN7 vacuum tubes act as current sources for the second gain stage.
    Flying RIAA Network Means You Hear LPs as Engineer Intended
The VK-P10SE employs a differential RIAA network, permitting ease of adjustment and improved common mode noise rejection. Completely passive, this circuit has fewer components than a more traditional implementation. Such benefits translate into improved matching of the RIAA curve to specification. With the Flying RIAA network, you can be assured that all of your records sound the way that the recording engineer intended. And the VK-P10SE’s second-generation step-up transformers provide as much as a 20db improvement in signal-to-noise ratio in comparison to direct mode operation. With up to 80dB of gain available, there is no signal too small. Analog bliss awaits.

    SPECIFICATIONS :

    Inputs: XLR Yes
    RCA Yes
    Outputs: XLR
    Gain @ 1kHz:
       Direct-low position: 44 dB
       Direct-high position: 59 dB
       Step-up low: 64 dB
       Step-up high: 79 dB
    Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted referenced to 1mV):
       Direct-low position 75 dB
       Direct-high position 78 dB
       Step-up high: 86 dB
    Resistance: 100 to 47 k ohm
    Capacitance: 100 pF to 1000 µF
    Polarity selectable inverting/non-inverting: Yes
    Power supply energy storage: 200 joules
    Power consumption-maximum: 150 VA
    Dimensions: (W x H x D): 19″ x 5.75″ x 15.5″
    Weight-unpackaged: 40 lbs.

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    Yamaha CX-A5200 11.2 Surround Sound Preamplifier Processor – 1 year old Store Demo – Perfect

    $2,000.00

    Supreme Performance. Built from the ground up, this preamplifier processor delivers the best in performance and technology. Harness the latest technologies in audio and video in your theater and pair it with the MX-A5200 Amplifier for the ultimate experience.

    • 11.2-ch with balanced XLR outputs
    • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X up to 7.2.4-channel processing
    • Dual ESS SABRE PRO ES9026PRO Ultra DAC
    • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
    • Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
    • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 (7 in/3 out)
    • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
    • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
    • Surround:AI technology automatically optimizes the sound in real-time
    • YPAO R.S.C. with 3D, 64-bit precision EQ calculation and angle measurement
    • Phono input
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    McIntosh C-29 Stereo Preamplifier Vintage Classic looks good and works well, missing input ring

    $1,750.00

    BASS CONTROLS

    Separate 11 position rotary switches for each channel, +20 dB to -20 dB at 20 Hz

    TREBLE CONTROLS

    Separate 11 position rotary switches for each channel, +18 dB to -18 dB at 20,000 Hz

    BALANCE CONTROL

    Natural balance at center position, attenuation of left or right channel by rotating control

    PRECISE TRACKING VOLUME CONTROL

    A precision step volume control with left to right tracking accuracy within 1 dB through its entire range.

    SIX SOURCE INPUT SELECTOR

    Auxiliary 1 and 2, TUNER, PHono 1 and 2, MICrophone

    MODE SELECTOR

    Seven positions: Left channel only to both speakers, Right channel only to both speakers, Stereo Reverse, Stereo, Mono, L + R to left speaker only, and L + R to right speaker only

    TAPE MONITOR SWITCHES

    Two pushbutton switches. Either of two tape recorders can be monitored by selecting the TAPE 1 pushbutton or TAPE 2 pushbutton.

    They are mechanically interlocked to accept only one pushbutton at the IN position at one time.

    TAPE COPY SWITCHES

    Two pushbutton switches. Either of two tape recorders can be connected to copy from tape recorder 1 to tape recorder 2 or vice versa.

    They are mechanically interlocked to accept only one pushbutton at the IN position at one time.

    LF – HF FILTERS

    Reduce unwanted high frequency noise (above 7 kHz) and low frequency rumble etc. (below 50 Hz) at 12 dB per octave rate.

    FRONT PANEL TAPE JACKS

    Allows connection to input and output of a tape recorder from the front panel. Inserting plugs into the front panel jacks disconnects the TAPE 2 circuits from the rear panel and uses the TAPE 2 facilities for the front panel jacks.

    HEADPHONE JACK

    For listening with either low or high impedance dynamic stereo headphones. Power to this jack is supplied by an amplifier in the C 29. Headphone listening can be accomplished without the use of an external power amplifier.

    SPEAKER SWITCHES

    (Operates with accessory speaker control relay) Turn Two sets of speakers on or off when properly interconnected with the accessory speaker control relay (the McIntosh SCR 2).

    MAIN OUTPUT LEVEL CONTROLS

    Permits the balance of the entire system to be conveniently preset.

    HEADPHONE & LINE OUTPUT LEVEL CONTROLS

    Adjusts the level and balance of the HEADPHONE/LINE output.

    YOU CHOOSE FROM EIGHT DIFFERENT PROGRAM SOURCES

    The input switch selects from six different sources or you can choose to listen to either of two tape recorders at the push of a button.

    PRECISION STEP ATTENUATOR VOLUME CONTROL

    Ideal volume control tracking accuracy and noise free performance are two of the considerable benefits of the McIntosh Precision Step Attenuator. It is a thirty-two step, 70 dB range control with unheard of tracking accuracy within 1 dB. The extreme accuracy is obtained through special electronically controlled resistance element trimming. The accuracy and quiet operation are maintained because the switch commutator touches only the switch contact pad and not the precision resistor elements.

    AUTO TURN ON/TURN OFF

    Power to the entire stereo system can be controlled from either the front panel power switch or the turntable’s power switch. A current sensing relay connected to the turntable AC power outlets is controlled by the turntable power switch. The relay, in turn, controls the AC power to the remainder of the system.

    STEPPED TONE CONTROLS INDEPENDENT IN EACH CHANNEL

    Settings are precise and repeatable in each channel, independently. Each tone control is a separate eleven position switch concentrically mounted. Each step is connected to carefully selected resistors and capacitors to give the precise frequency curve shape. Because the tone circuit component parts are not in contact with the switch surfaces, as in ordinary continuously variable rotary controls, they never change, never get noisy and provide exact, repeatability settings.

    YOU ALWAYS GET THE IDEAL STEREO IMAGE

    The McIntosh seven position mode selector has facilities to permit the correct balancing of a stereo system to maximize stereo imaging.

    YOU CAN LISTEN AT LOW VOLUMES WITH EQUAL PLEASURE

    A continuously variable loudness control lets you enjoy full frequency response and warmth of music regardless of the room volume you choose. As volume is reduced, the frequency response is adjusted to complement the human ear response characteristics, the Fletcher Munson effect.

    TAPE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK MADE EASY

    Tape input, tape output and switching facilities are provided for two three-head tape recorders. Simply push a button to listen to either one, or – record from any selected source on either or both, or- copy from one tape recorder to another while listening to an entirely different program. You can instantaneously monitor either tape recorder.

    STEREO MICROPHONE INPUT MAKES RECORDING EASY

    Microphones in stereo may be used with the C 29. By tuning the input selector to MIC the microphone set-up will be connected to either one or both of the two tape recorders connected to your system.

    THE CONSTANT LOUDNESS BALANCE CONTROL

    The McIntosh balance control adjusts each channel independently for stereo imaging without changing overall stereo volume in the room. While natural balance is at the center of the control; adjustment to either right or left compensates for program variations or room acoustic differences.

    LISTEN TO YOUR QUIET RECORDS, QUIETLY

    Any unwanted noise (hiss, rumble, fry, etc.) can be reduced with the filter switch. It allows the reduction of low frequency noise and high frequency noises (below 50 Hz and above 7 kHz).

    CONTROL REMOTE LOUDSPEAKERS FROM YOUR PREAMPLIFIER

    Through a unique McIntosh design, you have ON/OFF control of two separate sets of stereo speakers when used with an accessory switching relay (the McIntosh SCR 2).

    PERFORMANCE

    FREQUENCY RESPONSE:

    + 0 – 0.5 dB 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz

    DISTORTION:

    .02% maximum at rated output level, 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz

    INPUT SENSITIVITY AND IMPEDANCE:

    Aux, TUNER, TAPE 1, TAPE 2: 0.25 volts at 100,000 ohms;

    PHono 1 and PHono 2: 2 millivolts (1,000 Hz) at 47,000 ohms and 65 pF;

    Microphone: 2.5 millivolts at 10,000 ohms

    HUM AND NOISE:

    Aux, TUNER, TAPE 1, TAPE 2, IHFA 100 dB, unweighted: 90 dB (below rated output);

    PHono 1, PHono 2 IHFA 90 dB, unweighted: 80 dB (below 10 millivolts input, equivalent to less than 1.0 microvolt at the input terminals);

    Microphone, 1.5 microvolts at the input terminals.

    OUTPUT LEVEL AND IMPEDANCE:

    MAIN: 2.5 volts with rated input, less than 100 ohms source impedance, to operate into 10,000 ohms or greater

    TAPE: 0.25 volts with rated input, less than 200 ohms source impedance, to operate into 10,000 ohms or greater

    HEADPHONE/LINE: 0.75 volts into 8 ohm load or 2.5 volts into 600 ohm line, 47 ohm source inpedance, level controls provided

    VOLTAGE AMPLIFICATION IN DECIBELS:

    Aux, TUNER, TAPE 1 and TAPE 2

    to MAIN Output: 20 dB

    to TAPE Output: OdB

    to HEADPHONE/LINE Output: 30 dB

    PHono 1 and PHono 2 at 1 kHz

    to MAIN Output: 62 dB

    to TAPE Output: 42 dB

    to HEADPHONE/LINE Output: 72 dB

    MICrophone

    to MAIN Output: 60 dB

    to TAPE Output: 40 dB

    to HEADPHONE/LINE Output: 70 dB

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    Anthem Statement D2v Preamp Processor in Black with room Correction Excellent!

    $1,000.00

    This unit is in great shape and work perfectly. One owner 

    The Anthem D2v is one of the most popular AV preamps in the high-end world and for good reason. It has tons of inputs, offers Anthem’s own ARC room correction and plenty or flexibility. 

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    Anthem AVM-20 Version 2.1X Surround Processor. Makes for a great Preamp!

    $350.00

    The Anthem AVM-20 offers entry-level users a taste of the high end with plenty of flexibility and control. Solid build quality and sonics have made Anthem the name they are. Audiophiles are satisfied and home theater fans are thrilled with the performance under the hood. It could also be used a a great value 2 channel balanced preamplifier with DAC, Tuner, Phono cababilities.

    Version 2.1 Surround Sound Processor
    17 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ x14 1/4″
    Weight: 27 lbs.
    Decodes Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital EX,
    DTS-ES Matrix and Discrete,
    Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6, THX Ultra 2,
    AnthemLogic Music and Cinema
    Analog Direct available on all inputs
    7 composite and S-Video inputs; 5 composite and S-Video outputs
    2 component inputs, 1 component output
    7 analog audio inputs, 1 balanced audio input,
    1 7.1 channel input
    7 digital coaxial inputs; 3 TosLink inputs, 1 digital
    AES/EBU input; 2 digital coaxial outputs
    Zone 2, Zone 3, and REC analog audio outputs
    3 12V relay triggers
    IEEE1394/PHAST interface provisions

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