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Line Level Preamplifiers

All Units are now SOLD and no longer in production future availability is uncertain - units can be supplied to special order

Three gif format photos of the pre amps:
model 1 (157K) | model 2 (170K) | models 1 & 2 (131K)

Two Models
6 line inputs, 2 tape loops, 10dB of gain, zero feedback
finest quality components, musical results

The Arcadia bespoke line level pre-amplifiers offer the very finest musical results for all high quality systems. When paired with one of the matching Arcadia phono stages vinyl reproduction will obtain a level far beyond that of an integrated pre-amplifier.

By carefully balancing all aspects of the design, the Arcadia line level pre-amplifiers offer a level of gain and drive suitable most power amplifiers; whether valve or solid state. Utilising a special valve rectified, choke filtered, power supply, and avoiding sonically degrading feedback; the Arcadia pre-amplifiers offer a natural tonal balance, which is fluid, of full tone and grain free. The strong dynamics are balanced by a deft touch to produce an enlightening musical experience.

The Model 2 builds upon the strengths of the Model 1 and improves all aspects of performance whilst retaining the dynamic capabilities and control of the Model 1. Built with a completely copper chassis, and the very highest quality components available, the Model 2 offers a level of coherent transparency unmatched at the price.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & FEATURES

All valve line level preamplifier

separate Listen and Record selectors

hard wired throughout

high regulation choke power supply

zero feedback gain stage

Very high parts quality including:

Hovland Musicaps
Mills resistors
Alps "Black Beauty" volume control
Noble balance control.

Model 2 features:

all copper casework
OS-CON caps
Panasonic volume pot
silver wiring

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Line Level Inputs: 6
Preamp Outputs: 2
Tape Outputs: 2
Input Impedance: 100K ohms
Gain: 10dB
Valves: 2 x 5687 in early units replaced by 2 x 6111WA in later units, 1 x 5Y3
Frequency Response: <5hz to>150KHz -3dB
Dimensions h/w/d: 150mm x 225mm x 390mm
Shipping Weight: 9 Kgs
UK Retail Price: Model 1: 995, Model 2: 1995

"There's none of the wispy airiness and soft, slow bass that one associates with the breed - just consistently fine tone, edge-of-your-seat dynamics and effortlessness." Jason Kennedy on the Model 1 in HiFi Choice Sept '97.

Distribution:

SJS Electroacoustics, PO Box 21, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 2FF, England. Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 161 439 0727

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