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P-1000 MK II Preamplifier

Origin

🇮🇹 Florence, Italy

Specifications

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

2Hz – 200KHz @ ± 3dB

THD (TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION)

<0.001% @ 1kHz

GAIN

+20dB

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO

-120dB

CHANNEL SEPARATION

>118dB

CHANNEL LEFT/RIGHT

Selectable swap

MONO/STEREO

Yes

ABSOLUTE PHASE

0°/180° selectable

BOOSTER

3 adjustable levels (by-passable/off)

ANALOGUE INPUTS

4 Stereo RCA/4 Stereo XLR balanced

INPUT LEVEL

Up to 10Vrms

INPUT IMPEDANCE

100kΩ XLR & RCA

AUDIO OUTPUTS

2 Stereo RCA unbalanced,2 Stereo XLR balanced, 1 dedicated to TUBE-1006 & TUBE-1012 Option

OUTPUT LEVEL

Up to 16Vrms on XLR & 8Vrms on RCA max

VOLUME

100 steps

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

<10Ω XLR & RCA

POWER SUPPLY

Ultra Linear 3 transformers 100-120V 60Hz

Power Consumption

30W max

Special Input

1 Input for external inductive power supply PSU-1250/1000

Remote Control

Included

Weight

11Kg / 16Kg shipping

Dimensions

430mm W 135mm H 375mm D

Finishes

Brushed Aluminium Black, Gold or Silver

Upgrade

TUBE-1006/1012: Class-A 6/12 Tubes output stages with Dual Mono/inductive tube power supply

Upgrade

PSU-1250/1000: external inductive Dual-Mono power supply

About our Preamplifiers

Preamplifiers (also commonly refered to as *Line Stages*) are the central hub for your stereo. Most believe the role of the preamplifier is to select a source and control the volume, and while thats true, its role is far more important than that. In its simplest form, the job of a preamplifier is to transfer an analog signal from a source to the amplifier. Doing this correctly is actually very tricky. Audio signals are very low in voltage and need to be boosted before being sent to the amplifier. The first real benefit of a good preamplifier is that it can add gain to the signal and stabilize it without introducing noise or distortion. This can only be done with well engineered power supplies, circuitry and the use of high quality components. Keep in mind, this is only to stabilize the audio signal internally and is not seen or used by the listener. The listener, on the other hand, wants to crank it up and listen to the stereo loud! Nor not. It changes from minute to minute, song to song. So although the volume control is a gain setting, it is dynamic and changes all the time. If you think designing the internal gain system was difficult, you can imagine how hard it is to design a volume control system that does not add distortion or noise. And quite honestly, almost all preamplifiers do add some. But the best of the best use proven, although expensive, designs to pass the signal through at any gain level without adding anything bad to the signal. It doesn't matter how well your turntable or DAC performs if the preamplifier distorts the signal on the way through. It is as simple as that. Preamplifiers are overlooked by many but should be considered the heart of the system. It is easy to add or replace sources or amplifiers, but your music will only sound as good as the preamplifier allows.

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After years of building some of the finest audio equipment for other companies, Gold Note has set out to make a name for themselves. Using the years of experience designing and building products for other audio companies, Gold Note has assembled a suite of products that not only built well, but perform at a high level at very affordable prices.

Contact Us

Our Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phone Number

612-808-0709