The PRE2 embodies our recognition that the analog preamp at the heart of every music system deserves the very best treatment because it handles every sound your system makes. Built on the heritage of the famous PA6i Meitner preamp, the PRE2-SE updates Ed Meitner's classic to take a place at the forefront of 21st century preamp performance.
Eminent recording and mastering engineer Tom Jung explains: "Ed Meitner is the only guy on the planet who has an equally good understanding of both digital and analog circuitry".
The PRE2 features six analog inputs, a recording loop, infrared remote control, multichannel ganging and, most importantly, stunning transparency. Due, in no small part, to the extraordinarily sophisticated contactless switching system, discrete circuitry, and the (proprietary) volume control.
Several PRE2s can be daisy-chained via serial control port to provide the purest multichannel preamplifier operations.
The PRE2 also features our aerospace-grade composite laminate circuit boards. These provide several performance advantages over conventional boards:
All of this makes the PRE2 the most sophisticated solid-state analog preamp ever created. Use it in your audio system and you'll be able to control everything. Except, of course, your enthusiasm.
S/N ratio: 110dB (A-weighted)
THD: 1kHz <0.01%; 20kHz <0.01%
Frequency range: 0Hz-100kHz
Gain control range: Better than 62dB
Maximum output level: 21.9Vpp or 7.75Vrms (20 dBu)
Maximum input level: 5.6Vpp or 2Vrms (8.2 dBu)
Input impedance: XLR - 20KΩ, RCA - 10KΩ
Output impedance: XLR - 150Ω, RCA - 75Ω
System gain: +12dB
Stereo analog outputs: XLR and RCA
Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm