Pre Amplifiers

Pro-Ject Box Design Pre Box S Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£199.00
Summary: The perfect compliment to the Pro-Ject Amp Box, or Amp Box Mono, this pre-amplifier takes two line-level sources and modulates their volume level in a stylish and ergonomic way.   Technical Data: Frequency response - 20Hz - 20kHz (+ - 0,2 dB) Noise floor - -100dB (A weighted) THD - 0,001% Gain - 8,5dB Pre out - 1 pair RCA/Phono sockets Output voltage typically - 1V at 1kHz Line-level inputs - 2 pairs RCA/Phono sockets Input impedance - 20kohms Trigger (Trigger Pre) - 12V DC switching voltage Trigger out - 2-pole 2,5mm co-axial jack Outboard power supply - 16V/500mA AC, suitable for your country's mains supply Power consumption - 16V/200mA AC Replacement battery remote control - 2 x AAA / 1,5V Dimensions (W x H x D) - 103 x 38 x 141mm Weight without power supply - 630g    
Summary: The perfect compliment to the Pro-Ject Amp Box, or Amp Box Mono, this pre-amplifier takes two line-level sources and...
Pro-Ject (Project) Box Design Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/Preamp (Roon Ready)
£299.00
S2-Line The Pre Box S2 Digital is an ultra-modern DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amplifier, engineered inside a compact, beautifully made chassis; representing luxury high-end audio performance at an astonishing price. Entering the market as the first product of the S2 Line from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems, the Pre Box S2 Digital is designed to accomodate even the most demanding digital audio enthusiasts. Built around the high-end ESS Sabre ESS9038Pro DAC chip, the Pre Box S2 Digital is capable of converting Hi-Res Audio signals up-to 32-bit / 768kHz PCM or DSD512 (DoP) via its Type-B USB port. The DAC has also been configured to unfold the very latest MQA audio files and is certified Roon Ready. Via the additional Coaxial and Optical inputs, the DAC chip is configured to handle up-to 24-bit / 192kHz data from external digital transports. Where the Pre Box S2 Digital enters a league of...
S2-Line The Pre Box S2 Digital is an ultra-modern DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amplifier, engineered inside a compact, beautifully made...
Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Analogue Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£434.50
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Analogue is a pure, single-ended Class A output pre-amplifier. Improving on its predecessor not just with the new DS2 aesthetic, internally it also now boasts a high-end circuit design. The electrical layout of the Pre Box DS2 Analogue, in combination with a newly developed relay-controlled volume pot, ensures the amplifier has an extremely low noise floor. The inputs are also switched by high-quality relays and the use of couple-capacitor-free signal paths means the electrical signal leaves the amplifier as clean as possible. The pure analogue technology employed in the Pre Box DS2 Analogue is rarely found on other pre-amplifiers in its price-range. The end-result is an unbelievably dynamic and relaxed musical sound that suits it to many more expensive systems, but in combination with the Amp Box DS2 or two Amp Box DS2 Mono‘s you will reach levels of audio performance that defy belief...
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Analogue is a pure, single-ended Class A output pre-amplifier. Improving on its predecessor not...
Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Analogue - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£434.95
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Analogue is a pure, single-ended Class A output pre-amplifier. Improving on its predecessor not just with the new DS2 aesthetic, internally it also now boasts a high-end circuit design. The electrical layout of the Pre Box DS2 Analogue, in combination with a newly developed relay-controlled volume pot, ensures the amplifier has an extremely low noise floor. The inputs are also switched by high-quality relays and the use of couple-capacitor-free signal paths means the electrical signal leaves the amplifier as clean as possible. The pure analogue technology employed in the Pre Box DS2 Analogue is rarely found on other pre-amplifiers in its price-range. The end-result is an unbelievably dynamic and relaxed musical sound that suits it to many more expensive systems, but in combination with the Amp Box DS2 or two Amp Box DS2 Mono‘s you will reach levels of audio performance that defy belief...
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Analogue is a pure, single-ended Class A output pre-amplifier. Improving on its predecessor not...
Soundsmith MMP4 Phono Preamp - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£459.00
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response. Our MMP4 is a more cost effective way to enjoy your high output MC, MM or MI cartridge. Its design is based on our highly praised MMP3, and the specs and sonics make it a great value. It features 47K loading and 43 dB of gain. Employing very high quality components, the MMP4 assures noise...
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Parasound Zpre3 Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£549.00

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The Zpre3 is a compact stereo preamplifier packed with custom integration features and the audiophile level of performance that Parasound is known for. There are five audio line level inputs including a front panel Aux input and a Bypass input and each input can be renamed to identify the connected source. The Bypass input enables integration with audio sources that have their own volume controls, such as AV receivers and streaming devices like the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node, Google Chromecast Audio or Apple Airport Express. The Bypass input is automatically selected when the Zpre3 is powered off, so users can listen to their streaming devices without having to turn on the Zpre3. The Zpre3 has features specifically for the professional custom installation market, including discrete IR remote commands, a 12V trigger output and 2-way RS232 with direct volume control. Automatic RS232 feedback allows for easy integration with keypads...
The Zpre3 is a compact stereo preamplifier packed with custom integration features and the audiophile level of performance that Parasound...
Moon 110LP Phono Pre-amp - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£579.00

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The Moon 110LP simplifies high quality analog playback. Derived from technologies found its big brother, the Moon 110LP, and intended as the next generation of the hugely popular LP3, the 110LP represents another leap forward in affordable phono preamplifier design. The easiest way to describe its sound in a single word would be dynamic. All of the Simaudio sonic characteristics are more present than before; fast, tight, extended bass response, a natural open midrange, and airy extended high frequencies. This is achieved through the combination of an improved power supply and an enhanced circuit layout. Another benefit is an increased input overload margin. Convenience and flexibilty are also key aspects to the Moon 110LP‘s design; In a matter of just a few minutes you can easily configure both the resistance and capacitance loadng for virtually any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. As a result, replacing your cartridge will not render the 110LP...
The Moon 110LP simplifies high quality analog playback. Derived from technologies found its big brother, the Moon 110LP, and intended as the...
Soundsmith MMP3 Phono Preamp - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£595.00

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** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response.
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Digital Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£784.95

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DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Digital is the ultimate system hub. This stylish, compact pre-amplifier boasts ultimate flexibility thanks to its built-in phono stage, 32-bit DSD-capable DAC, Bluetooth receiver and separate headphone amplifier. Based around the same AK4490 D/A converter as the new DAC Box DS2 Ultra, the Pre Box DS2 Digital accommodates USB, Optical and Coaxial inputs for playback of high resolution music files up-to 32-bit /768 kHz PCM and DSD256 (DoP). The AK4490 from Asahi Kasei Microdevices is a high-end converter with five digital filters built-in for further tailoring of the sound, and all PCM signals are up-sampled to 768kHz for optimal fidelity and minimal signal loss. Similarly, the AK4137EQ sample-rate converter features three “sound modes” for ultimate personalisation. The use of this chip-set alongside Pro-Ject’s advanced knowledge of analogue sound means the Pre Box DS2 Digital is capable of delivering rich, musical sound-field with accurate bass reproduction...
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Digital is the ultimate system hub. This stylish, compact pre-amplifier boasts ultimate flexibility thanks...
Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Digital - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£784.99

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DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Digital is the ultimate system hub. This stylish, compact pre-amplifier boasts ultimate flexibility thanks to its built-in phono stage, 32-bit DSD-capable DAC, Bluetooth receiver and separate headphone amplifier. Based around the same AK4490 D/A converter as the new DAC Box DS2 Ultra, the Pre Box DS2 Digital accommodates USB, Optical and Coaxial inputs for playback of high resolution music files up-to 32-bit /768 kHz PCM and DSD256 (DoP). The AK4490 from Asahi Kasei Microdevices is a high-end converter with five digital filters built-in for further tailoring of the sound, and all PCM signals are up-sampled to 768kHz for optimal fidelity and minimal signal loss. Similarly, the AK4137EQ sample-rate converter features three “sound modes” for ultimate personalisation. The use of this chip-set alongside Pro-Ject’s advanced knowledge of analogue sound means the Pre Box DS2 Digital is capable of delivering rich, musical sound-field with accurate bass reproduction...
DS2 Line The Pre Box DS2 Digital is the ultimate system hub. This stylish, compact pre-amplifier boasts ultimate flexibility thanks...
Pro-Ject Pre Box RS Preamp - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£798.50

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The Pre Box RS is designed to perform input switching and deliver high-performance audio pre amplification. Arguably Box Designs best sound proof pre amplifier with its superlative rigid and heavy luxury cabinet this model promises no global feedback and protects against potential vibrations. The pure class A operation and Low ESR Capacitors associated with the Pre Box RS eliminates any distortion giving you a high quality signal for your sound system. The Pre Box RS comes with a handy IR remote control for alternating between inputs and volume adjustments. If you're partnering the Pre Box DS with other Box Design source components, it may be worth considering purchasing the Control-IT system remote. When coupled with the Amp Box RS the Pre Box RS delivers a true, comprehensive audio sound. Key Features: Fully balanced double Mono Tube Design Ultralinear and Quiet No global feedback Very high input impedance Very low output...
The Pre Box RS is designed to perform input switching and deliver high-performance audio pre amplification. Arguably Box Designs best...
Parasound New Classic 2100 Two Channel Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£899.00

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The Parasound NewClassic 2100 is a highly adaptable and high quality two channel preamplifier. Essentially the NewClassic series like the very flexible Z 'custom' series would not be complete without a dedicated preamplifier, and the 2100 is preamplifier that flexes its custom installation muscles, whilst also flexing it's audiophile pedigree too. Starting with it's audio pedigree, the 2100 has many great features such as a high quality, high current power supply, seven pairs of line level inputs a with one a switchable input for a MM or MC phono cartridge with correct input impedance and a front panel jack for portable MP3 player with 12dB auto gain offset to match levels of other sources. The 2100 also has analogue bass management, which features a low pass filter, adjustable 20 Hz - 140 Hz. Plus, the preamplifier also has separate output jacks for full range (large speakers), 80 Hz high pass...
The Parasound NewClassic 2100 is a highly adaptable and high quality two channel preamplifier. Essentially the NewClassic series like the...
Parasound Classic Model 2100 2ch Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£899.99

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Two channel high end audio preamplifier         - Front panel jack for portable MP3 player with 12dB auto gain offset to match levels of other sources         - 7 pairs of line level inputs         - 1 input pair can be switched for MM or MC phono cartridge with correct input impedance         - Can add to an existing surround system to upgrade analog 2 channel sound                 • Connect your 2 channel analog sources to the Model 2100 instead of to your surround receiver                 • Connects to surround receiver’s L, R, Sub line out jacks & to power amp’s input jacks                 • Blends seamlessly into surround system, automatic pass-through when turned off                 • Bypass input can be selected by remote                 • Creates a mono sub channel output for 2 channel analog sources                 • Analog bass management, low pass filter, adjustable 20 Hz - 140 Hz                 • Separate output jacks for full range (large speakers), 80 Hz high pass filtered (small speakers)        ...
Two channel high end audio preamplifier         - Front panel jack for portable MP3 player with 12dB auto gain offset to...
Soundsmith MCP-2 MC/MI Phono Preamp - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£949.00

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** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response. Our new MCP2 is a low cost way to enjoy your MC cartridge; it is designed with continuously variable loading (10Ω - 5KΩ) to allow use with any MC cart and to tune the high end response for your listening preference. Built-in high quality, fully shielded step up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion...
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Advance Acoustic / Paris PX1 Pre Amplifier
£990.00

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Real command center of your hifi system The new Px1 preamplifier is an absolute reference. Judge instead: Designed around two monophonic preamplifiers assembled in the same box, our Px1 stereophonic preamp can be qualified as true dual mono, two EI type transformers, shielded by means of mumetal plates, an expensive but very effective solution. The Px1 is the "nerve center" of your hi-fi system. Although sound quality was our first priority, we wanted our preamplifier to be suitable for all current sources, analog, digital, dematerialized or physical. Nothing has been forgotten, each entry has been refined with the ultimate goal of obtaining a musical rendition at the best level. The PX1 has nine analog inputs including a balanced input and a phono input configurable MM or MC dual level. The setting of the capacitance of the phono cell is configurable. Digital side, the PX is not left out, it has three digital optical inputs, a...
Real command center of your hifi system The new Px1 preamplifier is an absolute reference. Judge instead: Designed around two monophonic...
Advance Acoustic Stereo Preamplifier and DAC X-PREAMP - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,050.00

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New circuits, improved schematics, more music, more modern cosmetics. - The X-Preamp regroups all the classical functions and technology of a High-End preamplifier. The numerous connections allow to link to different sources, Balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs, MM phono input. - The X-Preamp provides a high-end D/A converter Burr Brown PCM 1796, 24 bits x 192 kHz for Coax, Optical and AES/EBU inputs, as an USB – XMOS input ( asynchronous – XMOS 24 bits x 192 kHz ) in order to obtain from your MAC or PC the better musical performance. Plug your computer to listen audio files, the internet radios as streaming websites in High Fidelity. - The X-Preamp provides a Tone Control as a balance. These circuits can be disconnected via a « Bypass ». - A remote control device delivered with the X-Preamp will make it easier to use.. For better results, use ACS10 :...
New circuits, improved schematics, more music, more modern cosmetics. - The X-Preamp regroups all the classical functions and technology of...
Pathos In The Groove MM/MC Phono Stage Preamplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,299.00

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Developed by Pathos engineers, In The Groove is a very successful phono pre-amplifier, already well known on the market and that has been entirely redesigned now.It features high quality integrated circuits, fitting with the flexibility to any kind of phono detector. It is an analog solid state product, featuring passive RIAA pre amplification made up by two chassis, equipped with multi-tension linear power supply and three settings: impedance and capacity can be set by the front panel, while sensitivity by the rear panel.These settings allow finding out the perfect match to get the best performance and make the most of your audio system. A final tune of the sound can be gained from an analog source, according to your own musical taste and by changing impedance load value. It’s about small changes that may meet the taste of the listener or not, but specifically for this reason, they reveal all...
Developed by Pathos engineers, In The Groove is a very successful phono pre-amplifier, already well known on the market and...
Octave Phono EQ.2 Pre Amplifier - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,395.00

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Many pre- and integrated-amplifiers available on the market today do not include dedicated phono inputs. Or if they offer one, most often it is nothing more than an afterthought as far as quality and functionality. The inputs fulfill only the requirements of the marketing department to add a feature to the checklist. Vinyl has always played an important role at Octave. Ever since the company was founded, nearly every Octave pre- and integrated-amplifier model produced has offered analog aficionados the option to add a perfectly tuned, built-in phono input - with perfect adjustment possibilities (RIAA curve) according the pickup used. Surely there are many music lovers who own a turntable but have yet to own an Octave component, and Octave did not want to leave them empty handed. The brand new Octave EQ.2 separate phono-preamplifier fills this gap. The EQ.2 is a compact yet complete MM/MC phono stage housed in...
Many pre- and integrated-amplifiers available on the market today do not include dedicated phono inputs. Or if they offer one,...
Parasound Halo P5 2.1 Channel Pre Amplifier with Digital Input - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,399.00

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Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs Coax and optical accept all sampling rates up to 192 kHz, 24-bit USB accepts up to 96 kHz, 24-bit Incoming jitter on all three digital inputs is significally attenuated with an effective clock recovery system Analog Bass management with high and low pass crossovers Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration Front panel subwoofer level control 5 RCA line level inputs 1 XLR balanced input (parallels Input 5 RCA jacks) Phono input for MM & MC cartridges with 100 Ohm or 47k Ohm load Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage Balanced XLR and RCA left and right outputs 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs Bass & treble controls with defeat from remote or front panel Headphone jack with 10 ohm output impedance Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks 12 V output...
Burr-Brown PCM1798 DAC with USB, Optical and Coax inputs Coax and optical accept all sampling rates up to 192 kHz,...
Moon Neo 310LP Phono Stage Pre-Amp
£1,689.00

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Improving on already great performance is no easy task. When an audio component works so well, why change it? Thanks to various emerging technologies, several design enhancements became available, opening up a window of opportunity to (i) upgrade the sonics of the original 310LP and (ii) reduce the noise floor of its onboard power supply. Consequently, this diminishes the need for an external power supply. The result is an even quieter phono preamplifier which means you will experience a blacker background and even more lifelike musical reproduction. Combine this with all the MOON hallmarks: clean, powerful, fast extended bass an open midrange and airy extended high frequencies, mid-priced phono preamplifier performance has just taken a major leap forward. To further these significant enhancements, the Neo 310LP is housed in a very stylish half width chassis. Within the confines of this chassis are numerous end-user adjustments for resistance loading, capacitance loading...
Improving on already great performance is no easy task. When an audio component works so well, why change it? Thanks...
PS Audio Steller Gain Cell Preamp + DAC - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,699.00

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What happens when you take a highly respected, cutting edge DAC, like our own NuWave DSD, and connect it to your power amplifier through an analog preamp? Audio nirvana.   It turns out that a great analog preamp preserves a DAC’s magic. Together, DAC and preamp form a new class of product whose sum is greater than its parts. Stellar Gain Cell DAC. A redefined and improved NuWave DSD and a Gain Cell analog preamplifier in one chassis. Think of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC as a complete analog control center with an exceptional performing DAC at its heart. All the features and functions you’d ever want in a DAC are right here in Stellar. Pure DSD, asynchronous USB, Digital Lens technology, I²S to connect to our best transport, balanced throughout, analog volume control. Replace your preamplifier, your DAC—or both—and be stunned at the level of improvement when the full and...
What happens when you take a highly respected, cutting edge DAC, like our own NuWave DSD, and connect it to...