Kronos AV
About
YBA
41 years of experience in high end hi-fi
Designed in France, made with Passion
YBA products are beautiful to look at and extraordinary to listen to. These are products that do not change every year and are therefore designed to last. Indeed, a product that reproduces music today will reproduce it tomorrow and in 20 years. To own some of the most sought after and most stable products in the market … there can be nothing better.Within its extensive product portfolio, YBA offers 5 distinct ranges, each providing a variety of options suiting performance requirements and, importantly, budget.
Design, Heritage, Genesis, Passion and Signature are each recognisably distinctive in their own right.

YBA Passion Pre Amplifier 550 AirPlay (Ex Demo)
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  • £4,499.00
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There is a definite warmth of presentation, a fuller lower midrange sets up the YBA’s sonic texture. The sound is based on proximity and immediacy. What sounds the most beautiful is the instruments and vocals located in the middle of the frequency range. Yet this occurs without limiting everything to just the midrange. The treble has an open, strong character, with plenty of energy corresponding to the higher registers of the vibraphone, drum cymbals, etc.

Several things distinguish the PRE550A from other digital/analog preamps. It is possible to turn off the digital section when playing an analogue source. The analog section has three inputs — one balanced (XLR), one unbalanced (RCA), and one video pass-through (RCA). There are two sets of RCA outputs and one set of XLRs.

There is a wide choice of digital inputs — I2 S (RJ45), AES/EBU (XLR), S/PDIF (TosLink, coaxial, BNC), and USB – plus there is a network input (RJ45) that accepts signals from a 10 or 100Mbps network. Built-in Apple AirPort Express support enables the PRE550A to work via a wireless AirPort Express network. It has a direct input for an Apple iPod or iPhone that bypasses the Apple’s internal DAC and uses only the PRE550A DAC. There’s also an S/PDIF output jack, should you want to send a digital signal to another component.

The asynchronous USB 2.0 connection for a computer requires a driver if you’re running Windows, but not with a Mac or Linux computer.

Product type

Preamplifier

Audio Outputs

2 RCA 1 Balanced 1 S/PDIF

Gain

+6dB

SNR

>105dB

Frequency Response

20Hz – 20kHz (-0.5dB)

THD+N (20Hz - 20kHz)

<0.003%

Inputs

7 Digital Signal Inputs
2 RCA Analog Signal Inputs
1 Balanced Analog Signal Input
1 Balanced Input (Mono)

Airplay

YES

DAC

Dual Cirrus Logic High Performance 24bit/192kHz

Display

OLED

Display Brightness

Adjustable from remote

Power Supply

2 Linear power supplies with high performance
transformer 190VA

Color / Finish

Natural aluminium

Dimensions (w x d x h)

430 x 412 x 118mm

Weight

12.5 kg

 

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

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Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

DPD gives you an hourly window for delivery so you can make sure you are home, and you can of course track your parcel all the way from despatch to your front door, offering you peace of mind. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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