Tungt Hi-Fi til lette priser. PrimaLuna har skruet yderligere en tand op for alt det gode og leverer nu en ny EVO-serie med en hidtil uset høj kvalitet. PrimaLuna har på rekordtid formået, at slå sit navn fast på verdensmarkedet, som et absolut værdigt alternativ til de store spillere – og så til en brøkdel af prisen!
PrimaLuna EVO 200-3 Preamplifier indgår i den nye EVO-serie. 4 x 12AU7 og 2 x 5AR4 rør, Dual Mono opbygning, Vacuum Tube Rectified, Point-to-point Wiring, fjernbetjening m.m.
- 4 x Stereo RCA input
- Tape Out
- Home Theater Bypass
- SuperQuiet Inputs
- Dual Mono Topology
- Vacuum Tube Rectified
- Point-to-point Wiring
- Dual Toroidal Power Transformers
- ALPS Blue Velvet Potentiometer
- Fjernbetjening (Slim remote)
- Home Theater Pass-Through
Med PrimaLuna får du ikke bare markedets mest stabile rørforstærkere, men også dem der er absolut nemmest og billigst at vedligeholde.
Compare PrimaLuna construction to any
other brand, at any price. You'll be amazed.Specifications -
PrimaLuna EVO 200-3 Preamplifier:
Inputs: 4x Stereo RCA
Outputs: 2x Stereo RCA /
Stereo RCA Tape Out
Gain: 10.8 dB
Freq. Response: 15Hz-80kHz +/- 3dB
THD: < 0.2% @ 2V
S/N Ratio: 93dB, 100dBA
Input Sensitivity: 580mV
Output Impedance: 2800Ω
Power Consumption: 52 Watts
Standard Tube Complement:
2 - 12AX7
2 - 12AU7
2 - 5AR4
(WxHxD): 27,9 x 19 x 40,3 cm
Weight: 13,9 kg
*** PrimaLuna EVO Serien ***
Power transformers generate two types of noise, magnetic and
acoustic. That's why toroidal power transformers are used in the very best audio
products. Compared to standard transformers, toroids radiate about 1/10 the
magnetic field that pollutes music and obscures detail. Additionally, the
absence of an air gap typically means toroids have an 8:1 reduction of acoustic
noise. As transformers are the most expensive components in any audio product,
manufacturers will even house cheaper C-core and EI-core transformers in an
outboard power supply box with an umbilical cable rather than upgrade to an
expensive toroid. The increased cost is significant, but PrimaLuna doesn’t cut
corners. All PrimaLuna products use massive, potted toroidal transformers.
PrimaLuna transformers are enclosed in a metal housing and then potted in a
non-microphonic resin to further reduce noise and to protect the windings from
moisture and deterioration forever. They are massive, resulting in a preamp
weighing a substantial 31 pounds.
In the world of
preamps, experts agree that tube rectification is the gold standard. It’s
quieter than solid state rectification, dropping the noise floor. And it offers
the most natural, textured, and vibrant presentation because the circuit is now
pure tube. But because it is expensive to implement, you’ll only find it in the
top of the line models typically costing $10,000 or more. Finding a preamp using
one rectifier tube is sweet. PrimaLuna goes even further using two 5AR4
rectifier tubes in a dual-mono design to present your music with a
three-dimensionality that will give you goosebumps.
JAPANESE ALPS BLUE
The best tube preamps use analogue volume controls. Not
volume control chips. Look inside the most well-known brand of tube preamps and
you will see a chip called a DS1666-10 Digital Resistor IC. At Primaluna, we
understand the temptation to use this chip as they cost $4 each (half that in
quantity!). The preamp will sound fine and be quiet, but true to “chips” it will
add an electronic “sheen” to the sound. PrimaLuna prefers analogue. And we use
the Gold Standard in motorized potentiometers: The iconic Alps Blue Velvet. Why?
Because they track perfectly, stay quiet, and don’t sound like chips!
SUPERQUIET LINE INPUTS
Input selector switches leak noise and signals from
other sources, as they never turn off the other inputs completely. And, they
deteriorate with age, requiring the use of cleaners. Many are mounted on the
front panel requiring long runs of wires to the back panel inputs. These wires
pick up stray noise from RF and EMI. PrimaLuna has a better way. Instead of a
switch, input selection is done using premium quality sealed relays mounted in
the rear where you plug in your components. When an input is selected, that
relay closes giving you the best connection possible. All the other relays are
left open, so noise and signals from other sources can’t leak in. The signal
path is now almost non-existent, so there are no wires to pick up noise.
POINT TO POINT WIRING
You spend a lot of money on interconnects. So why have
the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards
with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that?
PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. The entire signal path,
including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge
cable by craftsman.
NO INTERNAL DAC / NO INTERNAL PHONOSTAGE
a preamplifier with an internal DAC. Why? Because digital changes, and history
shows that preamplifiers with “old” digital become unwanted and have almost no
resale value. Built in phonostages are “throw in” and are rarely good quality
because manufacturers assume 90% of buyers won’t use them. The external
phonostage market is very competitive. You can get something much better for as
little as $200, and buy one that actually meets your cartridges needs and YOUR
Expensive and exotic preamps always use a
dual-mono design to achieve a level of imaging not possible otherwise. Most
manufacturers don’t employ dual-mono because of expense. It requires two power
transformers, double regulation circuits, and in fact….everything is double. In
effect, dual-mono means building two discrete and separate preamps into one box.
It is so expensive to build, it’s a rarity even at the highest price points. All
PrimaLuna preamps are dual-mono for the ultimate in stereo imaging and a sense
of space that goes on forever.
A preamplifier is
typically not required to add any gain to your system when you are using it. It
is usually lowering gain from the source you are listening to. The number one
complaint from audiophiles about preamp performance is noise. So why is it that
so many manufacturers design preamps with 20 to 27dB of gain? And you wonder why
there is "hiss", and why tubes go noisy or microphonic? PrimaLuna preamps use
SmartGain. With a gain specification of only 10.8dB, you will find your
PrimaLuna preamp is as quiet as a church mouse. If tubes are less than perfect,
you may never know it because they are not amplifying as "loud". High efficiency
speaker owner's rejoice!
Another exclusive PrimaLuna
feature is PerfectMatch, a circuit designed to present a perfect 100K ohm
impedance to your source components. This is vitally important especially for
tube source components, such as phonostages and DACs to sound their very best.