ProLogue Premium Preamplifier - $2199
The best preamp in its class just got better! By incorporating the best elements of the critically-acclaimed ProLogue Three, plus many of the ground-breaking features from the more advanced DiaLogue Series, the next generation ProLogue Premium Preamplifier sets a new benchmark for tubed preamplifiers using the following features:
- New power transformers. Heavy-duty, dual-mono, power transformers increase control and detail. Additional windings were added to each transformer for improved synergy with the optional PhonoLogue MM Phonostage. The preamp weighs in at a substantial 37.5 pounds.
- Home theater pass-thru. Straight from the critically-acclaimed DiaLogue Series, this direct-line circuitry means less noise and coloration over unity gain circuits.
- New front end circuitry. Optimized to use two 12AU7 tubes per channel. Combines with the improved power transformers to further lower distortion, dropping by a factor of 20 at output levels above one volt! This in turn dramatically improves sound quality.
- PTP-circuit. If the power transformer should overheat, this innovative "Power Transformer Protection" circuit cuts primary power, allows the preamp to cool down, then resets itself.
- Full-function remote. Slim, anodized aluminum remote, controls volume, mute, and source selection, as well as Play/pause and Stop/eject functions of the new ProLogue Premium CD Player.
As with all PrimaLuna components, the ProLogue Premium Preamplifier is made by hand with the finest point-to-point wiring and quality equal to—or better than—any product you can buy at any price.
Built using premium parts featuring: ceramic tube sockets; Solen, Swellong, and Nichicon capacitors; WBT-style solid core speaker terminals; ALPS Blue Velvet volume control; gold-plated RCA jacks; toroidal power transformer. All packaged in a high-gloss, hand-rubbed finish.
Also available with optional MM phonostage. Price: $199. Click here for info.