AUDION PREMIER 1 - PRE-AMPLIFIER
Audion Premier Line level with moving magnet phono stage pre-amplifier is built on a quality substrate pcb (printed circuit board) as with all our amps they are hand built. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.
The Audion Premier line / phono pre-amplifier 1.0 is an active class A device. Built with 4 line level buffered inputs and an MM phono stage, switched from the front panel, 2 line outputs and a direct un-switched tape output. This pre-amp has the benefit of our MM phono stage as above included.
The soundstage is extremely fluid and controlled. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low playing levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance. The phono stage is exactly the same as our stand alone version and is of a step up transformer less design, meaning it is incredibly fast and fluid.
This 1.0 Line level buffered pre-amplifier with built in MM moving magnet phono stage is a great match with our power amplifiers. Ideally matched with either of our ranges of Electron or Proton cables. Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade options at end. This is a very good pre-amplifier that can be used as a buffered volume control for any amplifier other than ours that does not have a volume control, or with any amplifier needing a volume control and a phono stage.
Quality both inside and out
As with all our pre-amps they feature a transformer less design direct cathode coupled with no input, inter stage or output wound components making this pre-amp extremely fast and capable of handling the most intricate and detailed passages of music that can be shown them. Outstanding performance, lightning quick response curves and terrific transparency
The 1.0 line / phono pre-amp uses 2 x NOS Russian 6H1N-EB tubes and 2 x Russian 6H23N as standard, it also has a ground lift switch at the rear to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground. We recommend our Proton or Electron cables with this set up.
|>1.1V Line, 2 mV Phono
|Distortion @ 1V
|<0.010% No Feedback
|11 – 165KHz ±1 db RIAA
|4 Line Level, 1 x tape, 1 x Phono
|42cm deep, 23cm tall and 16cm tall - Less tubes
Power 500mA / 240V
Signal to Noise
|2 Main Out, 1 tape
4 x 6H23N or E88CC
|2 years - tubes 6 months