Audible IllusionsL3usedAudible Illusions L3 with Remote Factory Refurbished with 1 Year WarrantyJust Received an AI L3 Line stage Preamp with Remote Factory Refurbished with 1 Year Factory Warranty, very rare to find one in this excellent condition. Price: $1696.00 plus Shipping and Paypal f...1696.00

Audible Illusions L3 with Remote Factory Refurbished with 1 Year Warranty [Expired]

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Just Received an AI L3 Line stage Preamp with Remote Factory Refurbished with 1 Year Factory Warranty, very rare to find one in this excellent condition. Price: $1696.00  plus Shipping and Paypal fees. Shipping is via Fedex with Insurance and tracking.
The L3 is an Audio Control Center that is second to none.  The L3 has inputs and switching optimized for CD, DVD, Tuner, External Phono, Video, AUX and conventional Tape. To keep signal paths as short as possible, selector switches use special cross-chassis axles to bring switching functions closer to the delicate audio circuitry thus minimizing distortion and crosstalk. The L3 features a Dedicated Outboard Power Supply to keep unwanted AC fields from the main chassis. Volume and muting functions are operated from the front panel or by Remote Control. The L-R Balance Controls are Precision Stepped Attenuators.
This preamplifier retains all the fine features of its predecessor but with improved active, unity-gain circuitry to accommodate surround-sound processors used in home theater applications. The new L3 also incorporates the improved signal input switching circuitry of the M3B by which each input jack has a dedicated relay that permits a more direct signal path.

Further improvements to the preamp lower the drive impedance of the separate power supplies and improve the stepped attenuator volume controls. The automatic muting circuitry has been refined and the design of our proprietary film capacitors. Redesigning the motherboard has also resulted in improved signal to noise ratio and channel separation.

For many years is has been understood that tube preamplifiers are susceptible to common mode noise. In an effort to further reduce these common mode noises the external power supply was redesigned. The new design utilizes choke input filtering and is fully regulated. The net result of these changes is lower open loop impedances and a virtual elimination of common modes noises. This increases the L-3’s ability to pass complex waveforms resulting in an even more accurate reproduction of music.

Additional enhancements have been made to internally dampen the L-3 and eliminate resonances at the source. The resulting sonics and dynamic contrasts are breathtaking.

For Home Theater use the L3 includes complete input and output switching facilities for external surround-sound processors. Another feature incorporates special active circuitry for optimum matching of components and prevents signal degradation and impedance mismatches.
Special provision has also been made to incorporate Audibles' Optional Plug-in Phono Stage. This discrete circuit, designed with advanced JFET technology, gives new meaning to vinyl playback.

Control Functions:

* Master Stereo Volume
* L&R Stepped Attenuator Balance Controls
* Source-Tape
* External S/S Processor
* Mute
* Remote selects Stereo
Volume Up/Down, Muting.

Input Selection:

* CD
* Tuner
* External Phono
* Video
* Aux

* Tape
* External S/S Processor
* Output Selection: Main, Tape, External S/S Processor.


·         Circuit Design is Pure Class-A, Single-Ended Triode, Zero Feedback, Dual-Mono.

·         Audio Circuit has no Cathode Followers or Buffers.

·         To prevent unwanted AC-induced distortions, the L3 features an External Power Supply housing three separate supplies and a large-shielded, custom-wound transformer.

·         In the main chassis, four-separate, fully-regulated FET power supplies drive the audio circuitry in addition to separate filament supplies.

·         Automatic-timed muting with Tri-Color LED indicator.

·         Low-light Illumination for Selector Switch and Master Volume Control Knobs.

·         Standby Mode avoids cold starts and prolongs tube life and circuit components.

·         Active Tape Output and External S/S Output Buffers are FET regulated, set for unity-gain.

·         All circuit boards are hand-soldered using the finest silver solder available. All polypropylene and polystyrene film capacitors used are proprietary designs of Audible Illusions. Resistors are precision 1% Holco and Roederstein.

·         Proprietary gold-plated RCA Jacks with Teflon insulators.

·         Master stereo volume is laser-trimmed Alps. Balance Controls are Precision Stepped Attenuators.

·         Handcrafted in the USA.



Gain: 30dB, Tape & S/S Processor 0dB

Distortion: .10% at 1.5V rms, 20-20kHz, into 50kOhm. Less than .12% at 1V out 20-20kHz into IHF load

Frequency Response: Within +/-1dB 2Hz to 100kHz measured w 1-1 probe/50 kOhms,100pf

Signal to Noise: 90dB below 1.5V rms output wideband

Max Input: 9V rms

Signal Phase: Main Out-Inverting, Tape and S/S Processor-Non Inverting

Input Impedance: 50k Ohm – all

Output Impedance: Main-1.2 kOhms Tape, S/S Processor-150 Ohms

Muting: 45 second warm-up and automatic brown-out protection

Tube Compliment: 2-6922, 6H23EB twin-triodes, graded & matched

Power Requirements: 115-125VAC, 60Hz 45 watt maximum. 6 foot IEC Line Cord-Supplied.
Optional 100, 220, 230, 240 50-60Hz transformers.

Dimensions: 19″W x 3.5″H standard rack mount
Chassis is 17″W x 11″D x 3″H
Power Supply, 6″W x 10″D x 5″H

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