Ed Meitner recognizes that the analog preamplifier is at the heart of every music system and warrants the utmost care and precision. This recognition motivates him to consistently push the boundaries of performance in his designs.
Starting with the Meitner PA6i and progressing to the multi-award winning EMM Labs PRE2, he has never failed to push the state-of-the-art in the industry.
Ed Meitner’s latest design, the reference PRE, embodies this drive for perfection and culminates in his most significant statement in the preamplifier category to date.
Stunning transparency is achieved via fully discrete dual-balanced signal paths, sophisticated contactless switching solutions and precision software-driven analog volume control.
Using custom, aerospace-grade, composite laminate circuit boards in the PRE provides several advantages over conventional boards:
With six sets of stereo analog inputs and three sets of stereo analog outputs, the PRE allows the option of bi-amplification and tri-amplification setups.
Three sets of user programmable volume presets per input allows the user to easily recall their favourite volume settings for different types of music.
Result… the most sophisticated and musically accurate preamplifier from EMM Labs. Capable of controlling everything, except your enthusiasm.
S/N ratio: Better than 100 dB at 4V RMS output (unweighted, 80kHz bandwidth)
THD: less than 0.004%
Frequency range: 0Hz-200kHz
Gain control range: Better than 74dB
Maximum input level: +18 dBu (6.2V RMS)
Input impedance: Balanced XLR – 40kΩ, Single-Ended RCA – 20kΩ
Output impedance: Balanced XLR – 150Ω, Single-Ended RCA – 75Ω
System gain: +6dB
Finish: Silver or Black with Black insert and buttons. Premium custom plated options available.
Dimensions W x D x H: 438 x 400 x 161mm