Enter one of the worlds best and most transparent solid state preamps ever built. The Audience Wavemaster is exceedingly micro dynamic and resolute with low level palpability, natural factor and musicality that is rare (and nearly impossible) for solid state. It is single ended and features full function remote control. The unit is an autoformer design with a nominal output impedance of 8 ohms and an approximate gain of 6db. It is a dual monaural design for the very best sound staging and channel separation possible and it is wired with Audience proprietary OFCC wire throughout for world leading low level resolution and clarity. For those of you who fancy passive, it is switchable to passive mode. It is capable of driving any high capacitance cables into any low impedance amplifier. It does not favor any type of amplifiers, tube or solid state. It mates well with all, and it simply passes along faithfully what it receives upstream. It also features a world class headphone amplifier capable of driving any of the high end headphones like Senheiser and AKG. It includes an Audience PowerChord e or Audience Au24 powerChord option for an extra $1,000 (normally $2,200). At $3,200 this beautiful prototype unit is being offered near parts cost ... a real steal!
This particular unit is the Audience second generation prototype and includes such features as a mini built in aR-T power conditioner and a Neutrik 32 AMP Powercon AC connector. It is a universal voltage component (110V-240V). This preamp is essentially in perfect condition without any scratches at all and comes with a full 3 year factory warranty. This was in the audio set up at THE Show 2010 when Harry Pearson said "I thought the sound I heard there as magically right as any I have heard at any show. I forgot to listen to the sound and listened to the music. A joy." HP's Workshop/The Absolute Sound, April/May 2010.
If you are seeking the latest in straight wire with gain performance, this is the unit to consider. Feel free to call John McDonald (Audience President) at 760-720-9611 with any questions.