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Lab 12 - Pre 1 - Preamplifier

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Experience the pure, harmonious synergy of music and technology with Lab 12 Pre 1 tube preamplifier. Hailed by audiophiles as the heart of any high-end audio setup, this Class A tube preamplifier strikes the perfect balance between vibrant sound fidelity and stunning audio energy for an immersive, captivating listen. Crafted with no feedback design, incorporated with SRSG® and Fine symmetry® technology, it delivers crystal-clear, robust sound regardless of whether it's paired with solid state or tube power amplifiers. Despite its elevated performance, the Pre 1 comes with an attractively affordable price tag, making sonic supremacy accessible to a greater range of music lovers. Revel in the rich, authentic tones and discover the dramatic difference our premium preamplifier can make to your sound setup. Drink in the luxurious aesthetics with a choice of Matte Black or Frozen Silver, weighted beautifully with a sturdy 5mm aluminium face panel. After just a minute of warm-up time, enjoy the transformation of your audio experience. Delight in the ease and convenience of a remote control and enjoy peace of mind, thanks to a five-year guarantee. Discover the power, precision, and performance of the Lab 12 Pre 1 tube preamplifier today.

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Lab 12-Pre 1 - Preamplifier

Experience the brilliance of your music with unrivalled intensity and precision radiating from the Lab 12-Pre 1 - Preamplifier. Marvelously crafted to consistently deliver an unmatched audio performance, this premium, pure Class A tube preamplifier is the instrumental cornerstone of any high-tier audio configuration that aims to invigorate your sonic experience.

The Lab12 Pre1's commendable design objective wasn’t about cutting corners; instead, it’s a relentless commitment to setting a new benchmark in the world of sound technology, making it a high-performing companion to both solid state and tube power amplifiers.

Boasting an affordable price tag, the Pre1 is designed to project a purity of music energy that seamlessly merges into any power amplifier to deliver a profound, transparent, and highly engaging audio experience. It comes with an array of features such as remote control, a Toroidal power transformer, and Blue Velvet ALPS potentiometer, all encapsulated in a sleek 5mm aluminum face panel with a choice of Matt Black or Frozen Silver. Other functionalities include an impressive no feedback design, SRSG® implementation, and Fine symmetry® implementation.

Designed to run efficiently with a power consumption of a mere 80 VA max, the Pre1 guarantees sustained optimal performance with a minimal 1-minute warm-up time.

The Lab12 Pre1 will transform your music indulgences with its incredibly dynamic range and unrivalled purity of sound. Its technical specifications offer nothing short of excellence, promising a musical experience that stays true to the original performances. Savor the magnitude of superior sound quality that has been carefully engineered to leave a lasting impression.

Features:

  1. Remote Control: Effortlessly manage your music output with the practical remote control feature. It provides seamless handling without the need to fiddle around with dials, maintaining a smooth and uninterrupted audio experience.
  2. Toroidal Power Transformer: This specialized power transformer ensures excellent power efficiency with minimal electromagnetic interference. It maintains constant and stable electric power supply, leading to improved circuit periphery.
  3. Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer: Used in high-end audio equipment, this Japanese precision device ensures accurate volume control, allowing adjustments to be made microscopically for the perfect level and balance.
  4. No Feedback Design: Absence of feedback circuit results in a very linear frequency response and ensures excellent phase fidelity, thereby improving audio accuracy.
  5. SRSG® Implementation: Our Sequential Soft Start Power On circuitry provides regulated power delivery to the various components, eliminating output instabilities and helping extend component lifespan.
  6. Fine Symmetry® Implementation: Balanced signal processing resulting in a wider and deeper soundstage, enhancing audio precision and clarity.
  7. 1-Minute Warm Up Time: Optimal performance is achieved quickly with minimum wait, allowing you to dive into your music experience in no time.
  8. 5mm Aluminum Face Panel: Adds an elegant touch to your audio setup enhancing any décor.
  9. Five-Year Guarantee: Long-term assurance of product durability and reliability.

Benefits:

  1. Unmatched Sound Performance: The marriage of optimal power efficiency and minimal feedback design heralds an unsurpassed audio experience that truly engages the listener.
  2. Enhanced Durability: The Toroidal power transformer coupled with the SRSG® feature ensures longevity of the product, providing high-quality, consistent sound for many years to come.
  3. Superior Volume Control: The Blue Velvet ALPS Potentiometer guarantees precise volume adjustments, personalizing your audio experience to your requirements.
  4. Pure Listening Experience: No feedback design and Fine Symmetry® implementation work together to deliver clear, natural, and distortion-free sound, thereby providing a purer auditory experience.
  5. Easy Usability And Setup: The remote control feature and minimal warm-up time offer the convenience and efficiency of diving right into your music with ease.
  6. Effortless Style: The sleek design and choice of colors make the Lab 12-Pre 1 not only an exceptional sound device but a stylish addition to your home or office.
  7. Long-Term Warranty: With a five-year guarantee, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your investment is protected.
Specification Detail
Power 230VAC 50Hz (115VAC 60Hz)
Power Consumption 80 VA max
Frequency Response 5Hz to 200 kHz, +0-3dB
Distortion 0.04% at 2V RMS output
Gain 21dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 90dB
Maximum Output 14V RMS
Input Impedance 50K ohm
Output Impedance 900 ohm
Tube Complement 2x E88CC dual triodes
Inputs 5x line stereo (RCA connectors)
Preamp Outputs 2x line stereo (1x RCA connectors, 1x XLR connectors)
Available Colours Matt Black, Frozen Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD) 43x11x29 cm
Weight 7 Kg
Other Features Remote control, Toroidal power transformer, Blue Velvet ALPS potentiometer, No feedback design, SRSG® implementation, Fine symmetry® implementation, 1-minute warm up time, 5mm Aluminum face panel, Five Years Guarantee

Discover an exhilarating depth and integrity in your music experience, with the Lab 12 - Pre 1 - Preamplifier. Dare to transcend the ordinary and elevate your auditory journey with this exceptional preamplifier. It's the quintessentially built tool for the audiophile who strives for the extraordinary, designed not just for performance but for an immersive experience. Every note, beat, and rhythm are enveloped in clear, profound, and resonant sound. Matchless in style, performance, and value for money, this preamplifier delivers an unmatched blend of transparency and dynamism. The Lab 12 - Pre 1 is more than just a piece of hardware; it's the soul that bridges the gap between you and your music. Explore its immaculate features, experience its consistent performance, and embrace the heart of pure sound.

It's time to redefine your musical encounters. Shop now for the Lab 12 - Pre 1 - Preamplifier, at The Audio Tailor, Australia's #1 Hi-Fi store - where sound marries sophistication. For inquiries, reach us at 1300 308 711 or sales@theaudiotailor.com.au. Or, better yet, visit our store at Unit 9/20 Rivergate Place, Murarrie QLD 4172, and experience firsthand the majesty of optimal sound projection. Realize your sound. Sharpen your senses. The Lab 12 - Pre 1 - Preamplifier.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Detail
Power 230VAC 50Hz (115VAC 60Hz)
Power Consumption 80 VA max
Frequency Response 5Hz to 200 kHz, +0-3dB
Distortion 0.04% at 2V RMS output
Gain 21dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 90dB
Maximum Output 14V RMS
Input Impedance 50K ohm
Output Impedance 900 ohm
Tube Complement 2x E88CC dual triodes
Inputs 5x line stereo (RCA connectors)
Preamp Outputs 2x line stereo (1x RCA connectors, 1x XLR connectors)
Available Colours Matt Black, Frozen Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD) 43x11x29 cm
Weight 7 Kg
Other Features Remote control, Toroidal power transformer, Blue Velvet ALPS potentiometer, No feedback design, SRSG® implementation, Fine symmetry® implementation, 1-minute warm up time, 5mm Aluminum face panel, Five Years Guarantee

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