4 selectable inputs, relay switched volume control built with discrete resistors
NOTE! all amplifier stage are 100% tube and OTL, no solid state components nor transformers or chokes are used in the audio chain
Volume and input choice can be controlled by remote
Advanced stabilised power supply, (anode och heater) give very low levels of hum and noise
The amplifier is built using so called Point to Point, (PtP) technology, ceramic solder supports are used that can withstand 5kV. To use PtP is rather time consuming but make it easier to control crosstalk between signals especiallly in the high impedance circuits that are being used in tube amplifiers. The chassies is made of 10mm aluminium which gives extraordinary mechanical stability and completely remove vibration induced noise.
We use a volume control built with discrete resistors in PRE16. We recognise that there are very good potentiometers available but for the ultimate performance a discrete resistor base volume control give better performance and is impossible to beat. The volume control in PRE16 has 64 positions that are switched using relays with gold plated contacts.
PRE16 is equipped with 6CG7 tubes, 6CG7 is a whole glass variant of the well known 6SN7 that is often praced for its sound qualities.