Monday, July 22, 2013

TIDAL Preos - D


The TIDAL Preos - D is the successor of the TIDAL Preos. With its legendary state-of-the-art MC-phono part, unique level control and ultra resolution line stage gets an unique NOS ladder DAC with 3 digital Inputs - perfectly integrated into this concept without any compromises. Matching up to the musical analog reproduction was the most important part when we designed the DAC into this machine. True TIDAL performance in convertig digital-to-analog.

Because of its infinitesimally fine resolving power, the Preos-D occupies a quite exceptional position among pre-amplifiers. Prepare for acoustic revelation, since the Preos is built to withdraw maximum information from any system's source.
The Preos doesn't do anything but change the volume and select a source. A sonic fingerprint of its own is absent, any loss of fine detail as well. The other heart of the Preos, is its extraordinary phono amplification circuit which is an integral part of the overall concept, built to do justice to reference status MC cartridges. The MC phono input is finely adjustable and is meant to be used with the best analog front-ends on the planet, nothing less.

Pure discrete designed dual mono reference linelevel / reference phono preamplifier with TIDAL minimal-path-technology

Minimal amplification stage phono moving coil input RCA, adjustable impedance, constant temperature phono board heating system

2 x dual mono powersupply with toroid transformer for the analog audio part

1 x separate toroid transformer powersupply for the control unit

1 x separate toroid transformer powersupply for the DAC power supply

100.000µF stabilisation capacity, ultra fast response with high-grade-long-life-capacitors

Filtering and regulation system

Two-stage EMC-filter

Unique level adjustment: only 1 high precision resistor in each signalpath for level adjustment. Controlled by an electronically and mechanically isolated motordriven ALPS potentiometer-A/D-converter-unit and 128 reed-relay

Remote control for volume, intelligent soft mute and balance

2 pair line inputs RCA (gold plated and teflon isolated), silver wired, pure silver fuses for power-in

"Smart-loop-in"-function for surround-sound processors with active 1:1 signal forwarding

2 tape outputs RCA

1 pair MC phono input

3 x PCM digital RCA input, optimized for CD reproduction from CD-drives, FLAC and WAV files up to 192 KHz (no compromising USB inputs and DSD)

2 pair fully discrete designed balanced TIDAL-output modules XLR

Remote power management with TIDAL power amplifiers

DC-coupled symmetrical Class-A amplifier
voltage gain: 10 dB (line mode) 20 dB (phono mode)
bandwith: 1Hz - 350 kHz (-3 dB)
distortion: < 0.005%
noise: 100 dB (0.5 V output voltage)
input impedance: 10 kOhms
output impedance: < 40 Ohms

DC-coupled symmetrical MC-Class-A amplifier
Voltage gain: 55 dB (at 1 kHz)
Noise: > 80 dB (0.5 mV input voltage)
Input impedance: 10 - 1.2 kOhms
Output impedance: 150 Ohms

Dimensions: 17.3" x 4,7" x 15,3" / 44 cm x 13 cm x 39 cm
Weight: 70 lbs. / 32 Kg incl. packaging

Many inside pics in the Gallery