Brand New Audible Illusions L3A with remote black face plate, pictures of the unit are from my new L3A, the open top picture is from the manufacturer. Comes with two year factory warranty from manufacturer. MSRP $4695. Priced to sell $3350.00 ( at my asking price Shipping and paypal is included to the 48 contiguous US states.) Reasonable close offers will be considered but will attract Shipping and Paypal extra. Inventory reduction sale. No Low ballers please
Comes with original double box with Remote Manual warranty card extra gold screw and allen key. Details below as stated by Audible Illusions:
Many audiophiles remember how the introduction of the original
Modulus preamplifier excited the audio industry. For the first time a
full-function, reliable vacuum tube preamp with true high-end sound was
available at an affordable price. It’s rare for a company to capture ones
imagination and loyalty even once in such a manner. With the debut of the new
L3A Line Stage the Legend Continues.
As many audiophiles migrated to CD and digital media for their
main source we began producing our Modulus line stage series. These preamps
were specifically designed to optimize digital playback and other line-level
equipment. While the L3A retains the physical characteristics of its
predecessors, it‘s not a rehashing of old ideas. The preamp is on the leading
edge of audio technology. The L3A makes elegant use of engineering approaches
to circuit board design that improves signal flow and reduce interference and
vibration. A Class A, zero feedback, single-ended design built on the proven
tube design philosophy that “simpler is better”. Additional improvements
include dedicated relay signal switching and Teflon coupling capacitors which
result in outstanding resolution. The L3A also features a dedicated external
power supply which isolates AC fields from the main chassis and prohibits
common-mode noise from interfering with the musical waveform.
In terms of features the L3A is an audio control center second to
none. It has inputs and switching designed for CD, DVD, Tuner, External Phono
Stage, Video, Aux and Tape. Volume and Muting functions are operated from the
front panel or with Remote Control. The L-R Balance Controls are Precision
For Home Theater use the L3A includes complete input and output
switching facilities for Surround Sound Processors. Another feature
incorporates special active buffer circuitry for optimum matching of components
which prevents signal degradation and impedance mismatches.
As with the previous Modulus preamplifiers, the L3A is next step
in the evolution of our famous single-ended designs. The Heart of Fine Audio
and Video Systems for Years to Come.
Control Functions:Master Stereo Volume, L&R Stepped Attenuator
Balance Controls, Source-Tape, External S/S Processor, Mute and Power. Remote
selects Stereo Volume Up-Down, Muting.Output Selection:Main (2) Tape,
External S/S Processor.Optional Faceplates: Mirror-Polished
Nickel-Silver Faceplates available as a special order.
L3A TECHNICAL FEATURES
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.
L3A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Gain: 30dB, Tape &
S/S Processor 0dB
at 1.5V rms, 20-20kHz, into 50kOhm. Less than .12% at 1V out 20-20kHz into IHF
Frequency Response: Within +/-1dB 2Hz to 100kHz measured w 1-1 probe/50
Signal to Noise: 90dB below 1.5V rms output wideband
Max Input: 9V
Signal Phase: Main
Out-Inverting, Tape and S/S Processor-Non Inverting
Input Impedance: 50kOhm – 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: 2-6H23EB twin-triodes, graded & matched
Power Requirements: 115-125VAC, 60Hz 45 watt maximum. 6 foot IEC Line
Optional 100, 220, 230, 240 50-60Hz transformers.
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
Original Factory Double Box and Foam Packaging Inserts
· User Guide and Power Supply
· 1 wrench for the Knobs and top Screws
· 1 spare gold screw for the top plate