CF-080 LSX2 Hybrid Line Stage Preamplifier


  • Advanced input circuitry and volume control circuitry are implemented with our proprietary Direct Signal Path Technology (DSPT). This combines with our low-distortion amplification section using the 12AU7 in cascode configuration to produce extremely fast transient response and clarity. rmc080.JPGThis preamp is the closest thing to using no preamp at all, yet it provides sufficient gain to give music the drive and authority which no passive device can equal. Extraordinary resolution and immediacy from the shortest circuit path possible, implemented with our unique Direct Signal Path Technology. Unparalleled transparency and excellent channel separation from our proprietary minimalist dual electronic volume control. Lightning-fast transient response and crystalline clarity from our perfectionist low-distortion amplification section using the 12AU7 in cascode configuration. Perfectionist simplified and optimized circuitry allows the sound of the tubes themselves to emerge with unparalleled transparency―the meaning of the proverbial “straight wire with gain.” Quite simply, the closest thing to no preamp at all, but with drive and authority which no passive can approach.

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  • -Specification-
  • Inputs: 4-Line Level Inputs (RCA)
  • Input Impedance: 100kohms
  • Outputs: 1-Line Level Output (RCA)
  • Gain: Selectable between 6dB and 12dB
  • Tube Complement: 12AU7 (2) for gain (tube-swapping possible), 6CA4 (1) for rectification
  • Others: Remote volume control
  • Power Reqiremants: (100VAC / 50~60Hz), 110-120VAC / 60Hz, (220-230VAC / 50Hz), (240VAC / 50Hz)
  • Dimensions: 450mm (W) X 100mm (H) X 310mm (D)
  • Net Weight: 8.5KG
  • Price: Please ask a dealer

"Best of 2008 Blue Note Award"

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