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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.


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


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.


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

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