Pre Amplifiers

Pre amplifiers

The preamplifer is the connection point for your audio sources. It not only lets you control the volume, but it also deals with the signals when they are the most delicate. 

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  • Audio Research Reference 10 Limited Edition Pre Amplifier

     

    REFERENCE 10

    LINE STAGE PREAMPLIFIER

    In 2010 we announced the Reference Anniversary preamplifier, a special limited edition product commemorating our 40th anniversary. It was acclaimed by many as the finest preamplifier available and a fitting tribute to all of the classic Audio Research products that were introduced during the forty years that preceded it. That we would only accept new orders for this special product during the anniversary year surprised almost everyone, but we considered the limited time frame appropriate. Since that time, we have learned a few things, and the result of that knowledge led to the development of the Reference 10. Included are critically chosen new components, proprietary custom-made capacitors, wiring, and new connectors that cumulatively provide a level of performance never before achieved. Key Audio Research design traits remain: The signal path is fully discrete, all-tube, pure Class-A, with zero feedback. Other attributes and choices remain, too: Each unit is completely hand-soldered and hand-constructed in our Minnesota facility using the finest materials, with major components such as custom transformers, plated-through circuit boards, and casework sourced locally. All engineering is performed in-house.

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    $64,995.00

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  • The Yamaha 5000 system ... when a music instrument superpower makes a high fidelity system

    This is an ambitious high end single brand system that throws down the gauntlet from Japan to the rest of the World. Needless to Yamaha have the resources to pull something like this off. Although the elements of the 5000 are firmly based on the iconic NS1000 loudspeakers and the turntable pre and power amplifiers of the time, this system is thoroughly representative of third decade 21st century materials and design. The Absolute Sound on the Yamaha 5000 system

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  • Audio Research Ref 6 Special Edition

    The Reference 6SE replaces the Reference 6 and offers the highest performance ever available in a single-chassis preamplifier. Benefitting from the development that went into the Reference 160-series amplifiers, and the latest Reference 750SEL, the 6SE incorporates a myriad of new parts that have been judiciously incorporated into its design. The final 6SE would not have been possible without these revolutionary amplifiers.

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  • Audio Research LS28SE Pre Amplifier

    The LS28 has been a favourite pre-amp of mine for a number of years trumped only by Audio Research's Ref 6SE. But that Ref 6SE stays put (generally) in our reference system. It's the LS28 that gets moved around, played and loved in a whole lot of combinations. It was sad to see our demo unit go but it's gone to a good home where it'll be appreciated.

    The new LS28SE has the same musicality and relaxed engagement but even more clarity, focus and quickness. It's taking the expensive gold coupling caps from the REF 6SE and the same wiring and parts upgrades that the REF6SE went through.

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    $16,995.00

  • Yamaha C-5000 preamplifier ... how one should be made

    In pursuit of the intangible musical quality that breathes life into high-fidelity audio, the world's largest sound company presents the C-5000 pre-amplifier. From the concert stage to the home, Yamaha has drawn on its vast musical history to create an instrument capable of faithfully reproducing every nuance and emotion in the performance. Perfectly balanced signal transmission Floating balanced pre-amp Symmetrical, folding-book circuit design Low-impedance design Rigid and precise design Dual Toroidal Transformer

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    $12,990.00

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  • PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier

    This made an immediate and frankly stunning effect when I added it to the system pictured. Before we had been running the PS Audio Transport, DAC, and power amplifier together as a minimalist high powered high current set of kit readily able to drive the highly transparent Monitor Audio Platinum II loudspeakers. Adding the BHK Signature Preamp bought the system to life. The music leapt holographically into the room and was just a consuming experience. Whereas before it had been good, but somehow unmoving, now one was just swept up and carried off by the music. Brilliant. Learn More
  • Bryston BP26 & Matching MPS-2 High Current Power Supply

    The Bryston BP26 preamplifier offers a significant step forward in capturing the subtleties, nuances, and emotions of recorded music. All aspects of the signal flow are enhanced with lower noise and distortion figures, and higher load levels, offering a rich and vibrant audio experience.

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  • Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

    Cambridge Audio have excelled themselves with this preamplifier. It is a unique product with a balance of digital and analogue facilities and performance that shows genuine innovation in a product sector that is normally deliberately hidebound by convention.

    What Hi-Fi? on the Edge Preamp      https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-edge-nq

    Cambridge Audio Official site         https://cambridgeaudio.com/en/products/edge/edge-nq

     

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    $8,999.00

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  • Auralic Altair G2.1 Streaming DAC preamplifier

    The Altair G2.1 is the unit in Auralic's range that does it all. A Preamplifier, DAC and Streamer with options to put in a 2TB hard drive and even a CD ripper. 

    The Preamplifier is also a full blown analogue preamplifier. Not only does it have the analogue line and Moving Magnet phono inputs, it also doesn't simply convert these into digital signals within the chassis. Rather they are kept completely separate from the digital circuitry. Also the volume control is an analogue design based on resistive ladder construction. A less noisy, cleaner choice than other designs out there. Such all-in-one units have tended to use cheaper less fullfilling preamplifier modules that I normally recommend customers to bypass. That's not the case here.

    Also a superior power supply and thick copper shielded chassis with isolating feet mean that noise and vibrations are kept to an absolute minimum. Couple that with a pair of super accurate clocks reducing jitter and this is a unit that stands above others in its category.

    Clean, effortless sound and a unit that ticks all the boxes.

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  • Musical Fidelity M8Spre Pre-Amplifier

    Musical Fidelity describe this Pre-amplifier as one with no limits. 

    The inside of this machine looks more like the circuitry on a dual mono integrated amplifier rather than a pre-amplifier. Two big toroidal transformer power supplies sit front and centre. That's unusual for a pre-amplifier and gives it an extraordinary sense of heft and musical importance.

     

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  • Bryston BP17 Cubed Pre-Amplifier

    The Bryston BP17³ is a state-of-the-art analog stereo preamplifier, utilizing software control which allows for numerous features and functions. The BP17³ delivers incredible sonic performance while still adhering to traditional, fully discrete, analog circuits throughout the preamplifier. The BP17³ includes the patented Salomie circuit found in all Cubed Series amplifiers and incorporates much of the existing architecture developed for the Bryston B135³ Integrated Amplifier and SP3 Surround Sound Processor. Additionally, new to the BP17³ are two pairs of Balanced (XLR) inputs as well as a pair of balanced outputs which can be configured as either variable or a fixed, allowing compatibility with the BHA-1 Headphone Amplifier (or other balanced input headphone amplifier).

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  • Cyrus Pre XR

    The new reference model pre amplifier from Cyrus has tongues wagging at Carlton Audio Visual. We're massive fans of Cyrus gear and admirers of the expertise and craft that goes into this small boutique English manufacturer.

    It's no coincidence that many world renowned HiFi brands like Cyrus have popped up around the University town of Cambridge. Cambridge has forever promoted and celebrated the kind of individual obessed with the pursuit of knowledge, engineering prowess and creativity needed to create amazing HiFi. Brands like Arcam (or Audio & Research Cambridge), Cambridge Audio, Mission Electronics and Quad were all born and produced in this corner of the English countryside.

    And like those brands the goal of Cyrus is to produce the best sounding electronics possible. They're able to draw on the rich knowledge and innovation that spews out of a town like Cambridge.

    The Cyrus Pre XR is on demonstration now at Carlton Audio Visual.

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    $7,499.00

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  • PS Audio DirectStream DAC ($1540 extra for Bridge II streamer)

    There are only a few left of these units at a special price. All are black units. These are now a finished model.

    We're huge fans of the digital magic that the folks over at PS Audio weave. From the first moment we heard the Perfect Wave, we knew there was some black magic under the bonnet. Now with the DirectStream, PS Audio have taken it to another level, producing one of the most fluent music communicators we've heard in quite some time.

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    Regular Price: $8,395.00

    Special Price $7,135.00


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  • Rotel 1590 Pre and Power Amplifier ..The Hulk in an Iron Mask with velvet gloves

    In the end amplification is about electronics and physics ... the amplifier is the engine that drives your loudspeakers. It needs to make real amperage into a real reactive resistive load to proffer control over the electric motor that is a drive unit in the speaker and do so with the delicacy of modulation required to fulfill the demands of the musical signal so as to be realistically iterated to the listener.

    It dosn't matter how many watts the marketing department puts on the front panel of that colourfully boxed Surround Receiver, it is still going to sound rubbish when  music is actually played through it ...

    This Rotel combination weighs as much as a good 1000cc plus motorcycle engine, and has a similiar aim of power and control. 

    Unlike the internal combustion engine this will last a generation or two and is unlikely to require any maintanance.

    Official Aus website of the RC1590 Pre Amplifier

    Official Aus website of the RB1590 Power Amplifier

    "Home Theatre Review" on the 1590 Pre and Power

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    Regular Price: $7,598.00

    Special Price $6,838.00


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  • Naim NAC 202 Preamplifier

    This is the point where the true essence of Naim gear really starts to shine. The original 1970s Naim units were the NAP 200 power amplifier and the NAC 12 preamplifier. The design of the NAC 202 differs greatly from the original NAC 12 but the lineage is also strong. There has always been a sense of ignoring the trends in HiFi with Naim products and instead focusing on what really moves a listener when they hear music played through a Naim system.

    They continue to deliver a unit that sounds fast, immediate and devastatingly close to original productions. 

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    $5,400.00

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  • Rotel Michi P5 Pre Amplifier

    Michi is a flagship series of products built on the history and heritage of Rotel. Michi represents over 55 years of experience coupled with the passion of a family business and ever-growing family of satisfied product owners. Acoustic Elevation. Sonic Evolution. Visual Perfection. Michi, because our reputation is personal.

    The Michi P5 Control Amplifier delivers the ultimate culmination of audio performance with a full complement of source inputs. The meticulous circuit design, critical component selection and over 3 years in the making ensures the P5 meets the highest of standards allowing this preamplifier to proudly wear the Michi logo.

    The Michi P5 Control Amplifier delivers the ultimate performance in audio processing with a full complement of analog and digital source inputs. Over 3 years in the making, every aspect of the P5 has been carefully crafted including the power supply, circuit design and critical component selection to ensure the highest integrity of the audio signal eliminating unwanted noise and distortion.

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    $5,299.00

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  • Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, Trade-up Special

    We already love the Naim Uniti Atom as a 2 chanel stereo amplifier come streamer so it's no surprise that a headphone version of that is going to be very popular and attract some rave reviews. An attactive all-in-one box capable of impressing serious Head-Fi enthusiasts. 

    This unit will happily do the heavy lifting on some of the harder to drive highend Headphones to make them come alive like never before. And there's no need to start a whole new HiFi rack to accomodate a headphone amp, source and cables. One box to sit on a desk, perhaps, and you're good to go.

    Read What HiFi's impressive review on this unit here

    And Headfonia's review here

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    $5,250.00

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  • Cyrus Dac XP Signature

    Cyrus DAC X+ Open and musical. An amazing DAC & Pre Amp in it's price range, offering maximum detail without fatigue. I borrowed this gem for a few days connected it to my Leema, Sonus Faber system and fell in love all over again. Like all of the best Cyrus gear, adding the optional PSX-R will result in significant improvment, more than justifying its cost. Learn More

    Regular Price: $5,999.00

    Special Price $4,799.00

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  • Auralic Altair G1 Streaming DAC/Pre-amplifier

    ALTAIR G1 has received several updates from both the G1 and G2 series of products. It
    now uses the ESS 9038Q2M DAC chip, providing you with more detail and resolution than
    ever before. To match the higher levels of performance available from this new DAC chip,
    the analog circuitry received design and parts upgrades and an improved layout for a
    balanced presentation.

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    $4,795.00

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  • Elektra Pnyx Tube Preamplifier (Optional MM/MC Phono Board)

    The Elektra Pnyx Preamplifier is the product of extensive research and verification through rigorous listening tests. Perfect match for any solid state power amplifier's. Wonderful musical sound. Optional MM/MC phono board $999 Control Functions: Volume, Input Select, Power On/off, Processor Bypass Outputs Impedance 300 ohm Balanced , 150 ohm unbalanced RCA (2) Output 1,Ouput 2 Balanced (2), Bal Out 1 , Balanced Out 2 Input impedance: Unbalanced 47k ohms, Balanced 100k Inputs: (7) Balanced inputs: Balanced in, Line1, Line2, RCA inputs: Processor Bypass, CD, Tuner, Phono Stage (upgradable), Theatre Bypass * Power Supplies: Dual mono regulated High Voltage supplies. Noise performance is -100dBV. Tube Complement: Four 6922 dual Triodes. Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB, 0.5Hz to 300kHz. (Overrated 70 Watt Power custom made transformer) 12V Trigger MM/MC board optional Learn More

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