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A pre amplifier or pre-amp is the very hub of a hi-fi system. All your source equipment connects to the pre amplifier. Most common is an active (powered) preamplifier design but there do exist some passive (non powered) designs. Using a separate pre and power amplifier brings about significant audio improvements over an integrated design as it minimises crosstalk and each component benefits from its own dedicated power supply.
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Townshend Allegri Pre Amplifier
Townshend Allegri Pre Amplifier
Allegri Preamplifier

Unrivalled sound quality with crystal clear treble, open mid-band and subterranean bass
Ultra high end performance in a small package
Purely passive Autotransformer design wired throughout with Fractal-Wire™ to perfectly match any source component with any power amplifier
No mains noise, no electronic hash and no requirement for esoteric mains conditioners or power cord

The


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Avid Reference Pre Amplifier
Avid Reference Pre Amplifier
Little did Avid imagine the arduous path the development of this product would take them upon. Without their perseverance to create a product without equal, any commercially minded organisation would have relented. A tale for another time perhaps, but rest assured this is not a product for the sake of it, but establishes new meaning to the word "Reference".

They originally envisaged the Pre-Amplifier as an expansion of their Pulsare phonostage, simplistically adding line level inputs and a volume control. Totally underestimating their journey of development, research and component evaluation, their appetite for improvement never dwindled. Their goal was simply to create the World's best sounding Pre-Amplifier, sound quality overriding all other design parameters.


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Parasound Zpre3 - Two Channel Zone Pre Amplifier
Parasound Zpre3 - Two Channel Zone Pre Amplifier
Features:-

•Front panel LCD function display with dimming
•Automatic turn on volume memory
•Favorite volume memory with remote control button
•2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
•Discrete commands for all functions
•Rename inputs to match connected source
•5 audio inputs including a front panel Aux input
•Bypass input integrates easily w/ a Sonos Connect etc
•Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control


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Arcam rPhono Pre Amplifier
Arcam rPhono Pre Amplifier
• Moving coil & Moving magnet support
• Adjustable input impedance 50-550Ω (MC)
• Adjustable input capacitance (MM)
• Rumble filter
• Precision RIAA filter response
• High-end audio circuitry
• Stylish cast aluminium case

The Arcam rSeries products are all about getting the best sound from any audio device. These products can be used with any audio system and are a brilliant way to enhance your audio system.


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Xantech RP41AV - IR Remote Control A/V Preamp
Xantech RP41AV - IR Remote Control A/V Preamp
RP41AV - IR Remote Preamp
Fully functional infrared remote controlled audio/video preamp. Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance and Mute functions, plus A/V switching, provide all the functions needed for multi-room systems.
•Four separate line level A/V inputs
•Separate Volume (Up/Down), Balance (Left/Right), Bass and Treble controls feature continuous adjustment in 2 dB steps, in either direction, all IR controlled


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PS Audio BHK Pre Amplifier
PS Audio BHK Pre Amplifier
Introducing one of the most remarkable musical instruments in the world, the BHK Signature Preamplifier. This exceptionally built vacuum tube preamplifier opens up the music and reveals nuances, life and space not previously heard on your system. It is the perfect interface between your sources and power amplifier. Designed by Bascom H. King, the BHK Signature distills Bascom’s 50 plus years of high-end audio design experience into a single masterpiece of audio amplification. “This is the best sounding preamplifier I have ever designed or heard,” and that’s saying a lot for a man of Bascom’s experience. Preamplifiers play a critical role in any separates audio system, strategically positioned between sources of music: CD players, phono preamps, DACs, tape recorders and tuners – and your power amplifier – the preamp serves essential roles of control and isolation. Control is simple in concept, but extraordinarily difficult to design in an acoustically transparent manner. Control duties such as input switching, volume, balance, and amplification can place unwanted acoustic thumbprints on the music if not designed with extraordinary care. The challenge in any design is to do as little damage to music’s purity as possible.


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Mark Levinson No 523 Dual-Monaural Pre-Amplifier
Mark Levinson No 523 Dual-Monaural Pre-Amplifier
№ 523

The Mark Levinson № 523 is the definitive preamplifier for the analog music lover. Six line-level analog and phono inputs travel through the Mark Levinson proprietary Pure Path discrete, direct-coupled, fully balanced, dual-monaural signal path for breathtaking purity and performance. With precision control including a discrete, balanced R-2R Ladder volume control, class-A Pure Phono stage, and class-A Main Drive Headphone output, the № 523 preamplifier delivers an uncompromising performance regardless of analog source. Housed in a 6000-series aluminum chassis, like all Mark Levinson equipment, the № 523 is designed and handcrafted in the USA.


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Mark Levinson No 52 Reference Pre Amplifier
Mark Levinson No 52 Reference Pre Amplifier
The Nº52 is unquestionably the finest Mark Levinson preamplifier ever. This dual-monaural preamplifier isolates the critical analog audio circuitry from the control section with a two-chassis approach to provide the purest signal paths possible.

HIGHLIGHTS:-
•Two-piece chassis with separate control box and analog box
•7 Analog inputs: 3 XLR and 4 RCA stereo input pairs
•Dual Monaural construction and signal paths/routing


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Meridian Reference 818v3 Pre Amplifier with Sooloos
Meridian Reference 818v3 Pre Amplifier with Sooloos
The ultimate home audio system hub, the 818v3 Reference Audio Core is the highest performance two-channel preamplifier and Sooloos end-point manufactured by Meridian. This is a high-performance pre-amplifier with a full suite of the unique resolution enhancement technologies that have made Meridian famous. With extensive connection options for all of your audio sources, the 818v3 can also have our highest performing Meridian Sooloos end point built in, for the ultimate streaming experience.


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Quad Platinum Pre - Pre-Amplifier
Quad Platinum Pre - Pre-Amplifier
Quad Platinum Pre offers a wealth of connections from Phono (MM/MC), balanced XLR and multiple line inputs to ensure all your input sources are sounding as best as they possibly can. With so many connections, system link and 12v triggers integrate the pre amplifier with complete ease of use while perfectly matched internal components produce a class-leading sound.

The Platinum Series is an high-end solid-state component range which is the next step up from the highly acclaimed Elite Series. In many ways, it's classic Quad: simple, solid and classy on the outside and devilishly clever within. Delivering high-fidelity sound in its purest form from every digital source, the Platinum Series is the perfect encapsulation of Quads mission statement: “the closest approach to the original sound”.


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