Ed Meitner believes that “an analog preamp acts as the heart of every music system“. Who am I to argue with Ed Meitner over matters of the heart?
The new Meitner PRE Preamplifier embodies a healthy helping of tech from the reference EMM Labs preamplifier including a contactless switching system and a discrete dual-balanced signal path. A pair of RCA inputs are joined by a balanced input while single-ended and balanced output pairs can be used simultaneously while its pure class-A power stage can effortlessly drive cables and loads.
The proprietary software-driven analog volume control promises zero degradation in sound quality over its full range and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) specs require 3 decimal points past 0 to register, according to the company.
The new Meitner PRE Preamplifier is shipping now for $7,500.
Company Website: Meitner Audio
S/N ratio: Better than 116 dB at 4V RMS output (20kHz bandwidth)
THD: Less than 0.004%
Frequency range: 0Hz-200kHz
Gain control range: 74dB
Maximum input level: +18 dBu (6.2V RMS)
System gain: +6dB
Input impedance: 20kΩ balanced (XLR), 10kΩ single ended (RCA)
Output impedance: 150Ω balanced (XLR), 75Ω single ended (RCA)
Power factor corrected
Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: max. 50W
Dimensions (W x D x H): 435 x 400 x 92mm / 17.13 x 15.75 x 3.62in
Weight: 7.43kg / 16.39lbs net with remote control
Finish: Fine bead blasted front panel available in silver or black