Our latest product, the PRE-120, draws on our extensive experience in designing and improving high fidelity audio equipment. The design brief was as simple as it was ambitious: to produce a preamplifier that can sonically stand shoulder to shoulder with rivals costing many times more. To achieve this lofty goal, a simple circuit, careful parts selection and a great power supply were deemed critical.
One audition of the PRE-120 is usually enough to convince the listener of its many merits. Expect to hear an open, spacious sound with natural dynamics and deep, weighty bass. We have auditioned this amplifier against various preamps, several using discrete amplification stages, with unanimous results. The PRE-120 clearly led the way in openness, dynamics, bass depth and sheer musicality.
There is no secret to the success of the design. Quite simply we've married the best op-amp we have ever heard (it's also very expensive) to a first-rate power supply, quality passive components and a top-quality printed circuit board.
We at Fidelity Audio realise that the DAC market is an ever growing one and many people only require one analogue input and use their DACs to switch multiple digital sources. The design features a single input, which saves you money and, just as importantly, removes a potential source of signal degradation. Used in this way there need be no limit to the number of sources you listen to, and there is only one analogue interconnect to buy!
The PRE-120 is designed to offer the very best performance for a relatively small price.
Hand built to order in UKDual mono designLarge internal dual voltage power supplySchottky Rectifying Diodes Super low ESR high ripple smoothing capacitorsQuality Audiograde parts used throughoutHigh grade pcb copper tracks for optimal signal & voltage transferGold Plated RCA Connectors IEC mains input2 year parts and labour warranty30 day money-back guaranteeThe unit IS NOT supplied with an RCA leadMains lead suppliedOptional Green , Red or Orange LED indicator
Package Includes PRE-120 Pre AmpliferMains LeadInstructions
Specification – PRE-120
Inputs: 1x RCA stereo pair
Outputs: 1x RCA stereo pair
Distortion: (THD + N @ 1kHz): 0.00003%
Channel balance: 0.5dB approx
Output impedance: 100 ohm
Output Stage: 2x Mono Ultra high performance, low distortion opamps (metal TO99 package)
Supply voltage: AC 230V +/- 10%
DC voltage: Low Noise Linear dual power supply +15V & -15V
Size: (approx.) W: 104 x H:56 x D:245 (mm) including controls & feet
Weight: 1.04 Kg (1.55 Kg including packaging)