I built my system for musicality...reproducing a live concert. This pre-amp delivers on that, but I haven't used it in three years. Im including the tweaks I did for it to make it even better: Herbie Audio Tube and feet dampers, new PSVANE Tubes as well as the original tubes, Pangena Power cable and Audio QuestKing Cobra balanced cables.
The EKLIPSE is a true class A line stage pre-amp. The chassis is machined from laser cut 5mm steel fully isolating its 4-12AU7/6189 tubes. The circuitry is housed on a double-sided circuit board designed by the most advanced computer technology. (Note, this is a tube roller's delight. I love Amperex tubes in the Eklipse.)
Parts used are 1% film resistors, Draloric NOS carbon resistors, polypropylene caps all which rest on a hand built solid FR4 material Military specs PC board made of 2 oz copper.
An Alps motor pot is used for volume control; it is mounted on a PC board as are the input selector and volume control. All functions can be controlled on the front panel or by remote control.
The preamp is contained in a black anodized 4 mm steel chassis with custom designed face plate and knob. The power supply employs the highest quality 160 VA toroidal transformer with dual primary and secondary winding. Each secondary has its own full wave bridge rectifier. All electrolytic caps are bypassed by polypropylene caps. The power supply is regulated by four adjustable regulators for an exact plate - and heating volts DC. And both of the regulators are fully protected against any short through diodes.
• Output Level: 15 V max.
• Power Bandwide: 4 - 45.000 Hz.
• Distortion: 0,1 % (1V)
• Noise: 0,05 mV (Volume noise limiter)
• Inputs: 7 Line In, & 2 Line Out, tape loop
• Output Impedance: 300 Ohms
• Power Consumption: 40 Watt
• Line Voltage: 117 up to 240 VAC
• Valve Line - Up: 4*6189
• Spec.-Features: Stand By & Mute Function, remote Control
• Dimensions: (w-d-h) 420 * 320 * 130 mm
• Weight Net: 20 kg
CD1 - 17 dB - 20K
CD1 - 22 dB - 16K5
AU1 - 15 dB - 19K
AU2 - 20 dB - 15K
AU3 - 24 dB - 15K
TUN - 26 dB - 17K
TP - 26 dB - 17K