Saturday, March 1, 2014

PBN Audio Olympia LXi and Li line level preamps






































LXi - $22000

The new LXi surpasses our previous LX model in delivering the purest audio signal on the market. The primary innovation: a sleek volume control unit that gives remotely control of volume, muting and input selection. Its stand alone power supply incorporates two heavy-duty transformers and an amazing eight filtering chokes, far and away a higher standard than most competitive products. We do this is to feed the amplifier circuit the cleanest possible DC voltage, ensuring that you experience music in its purest form.

The Olympia Li, built with one transformer, easily generates more than the required capacity to deliver a clean, unwavering signal to the amplifier (whether built into the speakers or a stand-alone unit like the Olympia AX). Compared to other manufacturer's high-end pre-amps, the Li more than holds its own in its powerful support of PBN’s family of ultra high-end speakers and amplifiers. It also comes with a stand-alone power supply and volume control unit.

These two next-generation pre-amps are built to drive the most demanding cable/amplifier loads. Without an Olympia pre-amp the full, precise audio dynamics produced by PBN speakers will not achieve the level of performance for which they were designed. Quality audio is not only about what you hear, but also what you don't hear. Filtering out any trace of shadow sounds and other noise that clutter or dampen the music is where a great pre-amp shines.

Specs LXi
All-FET circuit design with external CPS power supply (two 375VA transformers)
High-capacity energy storage -- 80k uF filter capacitance
Eight heavy-duty filtering chocks for extremely precise and clean current supply
Three balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC output for use with PBN's proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system
Unit features extensive use of Caddock™ Resistors
Remote control for volume and mute included
Pre-Amp: 19"W x 4.5"H x 15"D  Power Supply:  9.5"W x 4.5"H x 15"D

Specs Li
All-FET circuit design with external MPS power supply (375VA transformer) Fully differential line stage pre-amplifier
Employs Dale RN60-D Resistors
Separate windings for each quadrant in amplifier.
High-capacity energy storage -- 80k uF with capacitance
Three balanced inputs and two RCA inputs. Balanced, RCA and 75 Ohm BNC outputs for use with PBN's proprietary impedance-matched interconnect system
Features targeted use of Caddock™ Resistors in the vital circuits
Remote Control for volume, mute and input selection
Pre-Amp: 19"W x 4.5"H x 15"D  Power Supply:  9.5"W x 4.5"H x 15"D

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