Up for sale is the Electron Images Amati Dual Monaural preamp MM/MC. The unit is in very good condition and is being sold on consignment. More pictures will be listed shortly. Rare chance to own one of the best preamps ever made!
Designed by Mike Kerster, formally of Sonic Frontiers (SF Pre 3 design chief). He was designing and manufacturing for Audio Note UK.
This preamp has a lot of gain (approx. 78dB total, 58dB line, and 20dB phono).
The resistors have been changed in each of the volume controls to shunt to ground some of the gain. This was performed by Antique Radio Service and we have a letter from them detailing what resistance was changed to (and also the original values).
The preamp sounds clean, detailed, and very dynamic with huge soundstage. The Electronic Images Amati Preamp is 2pc combo (power supply and preamp) in great cosmetic and functional condition.
The Amati has an extremely elaborate all polypropylene high voltage power supply - amplifier stage decoupling, choke filtering, full wave tube rectification in a separate chassis.
Front Panel Knobs:
Stereo, Mute, Mono
Phono, CD, TU, Tape
Back Panel Inputs/Outputs:
3 RCA inputs,
Tape Out RCA
2 sets outputs-XLR and RCA
2 sets inverted outputs-XLR and RCA
MM and MC phono inputs. Tube compliment: Power Supply: 2-5Y3GT/6106 Line: 2-5687/7044/7119/6900
Phono Section: 2-EC91/6AQ4/CV4070 and 2-12AY7A/6072
Thanks for looking and Happy listening!