AlanamkIIIusedAlana mkIIIFor sale is the latest, Mk III, version of the David Gill Alana preamp. It is in excellent condition both operationally and cosmetically, and has two optional upgrades over the standard unit. ...1900.00

Alana mkIII [Expired]


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For sale is the latest, Mk III, version of the David Gill Alana preamp.  It is in excellent condition both operationally and cosmetically, and has two optional upgrades over the standard unit.

 

First is the high quality remote volume control circuit. It incorporates a microprocessor controlled series/shunt attenuation circuit. This circuit provides 84 dB of attenuation in 1 dB steps with independent left and right channels (allows balance adjustment).

 

Second are the two pairs of XLR inputs and one pair of XLR outputs.  While not a truly balanced preamp, these allow using cables with XLR connections from input devices or to output devices.  I do have a pair of Cardas XLR to RCA converters that I will include so you can use cables with RCA connectors on the Alana’s XLR connections.

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From 6 Moons:

 

In short, the Alana is the most musically satisfying and emotionally gripping preamp that I've yet heard. It delves deeply into the micro-detail and harmonic fabric of every voice and instrument yet never sounds analytical, hyped or artificial. It carries the frequency spectrum from the lowest bass to the treble stratosphere with grace, finesse, purity and clarity. Put simply, it brings out the heart and soul of the music without ever intruding upon it. While there are preamps a touch more dynamic and with more features, they are either pricier or sonically compromised to still not deliver the music in as natural and beguiling a manner as the Alana. If you're thinking that I'm enamored with this preamp, you're absolutely correct. It's not leaving my home.

 

David Gill’s comments:

 

The Alana has many design features that help it achieve the sound. The high-voltage power supply is a choke-loaded design using a large Lundahl choke. In addition, each tube section is individually decoupled using only propylene capacitors for the final stages. The two 6DJ8/6299s are used for the gain section (one per channel) and the 6FQ7 is used for the output drive section. As noted, all components are first rate and selected for their performance.

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