Looking for some tube magic? Well look no further. The hand made point to point hand wired UltraVerve will bring it on. It features the famous 6SN7 octal vacuum tube, and all vacuum tube rectification using the 5AW4 / 5U4 octal tube rectifier.
One of the things we achieved was to design a preamp that did not damage the dynamic quality of the music. The UltraVerve 3 line stage is a true zero negative feedback Class A design. The octal tube complement coupled with tube rectification produces a huge, full-bodied soundstage and an angelically sweet and dynamic midrange. This preamp is just a joy to listen through.
The UltraVerve 3 preamplifier features 100% hand wired point-to-point circuitry in the audio as well as the power supply circuit. The front panel is heavy duty anodized with Solar Black powder coat chassis. It features a soft start turn on circuit for gentle startup. The design places very little stress on the tube compliment. This assures extremely long service and sonic life of the tubes. Quality, Value, and Performance, by deHavilland, "Hand made in Washington State with a passion for sound since 1997"
UltraVerver review highlights.
After the break in period, my first response was 'wow!' Could a preamp make such a big difference to what I considered a well-balanced, highly-musical setup? Could it be doing anything wrong? The music from my system seemed so much smoother, warmer and more musical. The soundstage became round and the imaging was superb. Even CD sources lost much of their edge and reminded me of some recent experiences listening to SACD!
The preamp by itself sweetened the sound and made my system more three-dimensional. It is unfortunate that this preamp lacks a phono section. I would have loved to hear what it could do with vinyl. However, what it did for digital sources was good enough. As such, the deHavilland UltraVerve definitely deserves your most serious consideration. The warmth and three-dimensional sound it added to my system was wonderful. If you get a chance to hear the UltraVerve with deHavilland amplifiers, then more power to you. The synergy will really move you.
We will have a brand new custom made UltraVerve with the correct output to match your amplifiers sensitivity shipped to you.
Below are a couple of quotes from the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest about deHavilland gear:
“Though I've heard the Wilson-Benesch Curve floorstanders many times before, I found that they sounded spectacularly good as driven by Kara Chaffee's amazing deHavilland tube electronics . Nothing I heard at RMAF, save perhaps for the far more expensive Vandersteen/ARC system, could touch this rig for sheer midrange purity, detail, three-dimensionality ." Chris Martens TAS on the 2009 show.
"deHavilland Electonics with Wilson Bensch speakers, the room we revisited most. Sound to die for." John Zurek from positive-feedback.com
Yes. Yet for "Best of Show" at an audiophile event - 50 grand is nothing. Kudos to Kara Chaffee and company for setting up an amazing system with amazing components. The system just shined."
Thad Aerts from The Hi-Fi reader
Sounds Real Audio is an authorized dealer for Bricasti M1 DAC’s Tannoy, Wilson Benesch, Kubala-Sosna, Esoteric, deHavilland Electric Amplifier Company, Analysis Plus, Sophia Electric, The Triode Company and more.
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