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SW1X PRE IV DHT Line Pre-Amplifier

SW1X Audio Design™ PRE IV Performance Level 4 Power DHT Line Pre-Amplifier

 

The PRE IV is a signal output transformer de-coupled 71A/45/300B tube output stage based, zero negative feedback (global or local), line pre-amplifier design. The DHT tube output stage is similar to the output stage as found in our DAC V. It is a further development of the PRE III power line stage pre-amplifier. The difference is that we are into preservation of the signal integrity while minimizing the output impedance, not into signal amplification. Therefore PRE IV only uses one 6SN7  double triode instead of 2 x 6SL9/6SN7 tubes to drive the DHT stage. Consequently, PRE IV offers the sound of DHT tubes plus has very powerful output to drive any power amp, with output impedance below 100 Ohms while having only a very modest gain of 3.

The sound is mature, large & holographic (as one would expect from DHT) with scale, authority and a lot dynamic bite but above everything very transparent comparable to a great passive volume control. It is a great enhancement to any tube power amplifier, driving a sources (DAC or Phono), which has a weaker small signal, indirectly heated tube based output stage.

Available in either double C-core Super HiB transformer version or Pemalloy core version (Special version) and the limited production Signature version on request.

 

SW1X Audio Design™ PRE IV line pre-amplifier Features:

  • Specially selected and harmonically matched component & material quality Performance level 4/5
  • Super HiB C-core signal output transformer, zero feedback, 1x 6SN7 double triode, 2 x (71A/45/AD1/300B) Directly Heated Triodes valve output stage
  • Signal output transformer choice of transformer cores (SHiB and 80% Nickel Permalloy 2 x C cores)
  • 5Z3 or 80 Directly Heated double diode tube rectified C2xLC (choke filtered) power supply
  • Inter-stage signal decoupling capacitor options are Audio Note 1. Copper Foil in Oil or 2. Silver Foil capacitors

 

Optional Extras:

a) Black Gate capacitors in the power supplies

b) HiB double C-Core mains transformers and chokes

c) Fine silver wiring

d) AN 2W silver, non-magnetic, tantalum resistors

e) Fine silver windings on the signal output transformers

 

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Specifications

Dimensions: Height (mm) 250 x Width (mm) 440 x Depth (mm) 400

Weight (kg): 23

Max Power Consumption (W): 80

Output Noise, Unweighted (mVrms): < 0.5

Output Impedance (Ohms): <10

Tube Compliment:  1 x 6SN7, 2 x 45 or 2 x (71A/45/AD1/300B) , 1 x 5Z3/80

 

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Ordering

We do not recommend purchasing a key system component without first auditioning it carefully, which is why we have demonstration rooms and a flexible home loan policy.

However in certain situations it can be difficult for people to get to our showroom and for those instances we can offer our mail order service.

 

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