SUPRATEK CORTESE LCR phono/pre amplifier.
As new factory packed and less than 200 hours / just barely broken in as new 9/10.
Serial # 1023DEC18
One of the top line stages with phono sections made and very desirable and likely something you will likely never see pre owned yet truly "as new" as they are very sought after for their reference quality sound and VALUE. Regularly $7,499 now as new factor packed and barely broken in $4,499 saving you $3,000. Please no low offers this will sell easily.
Known for their 30 years of
phono pre-amplifier design and production the 2019 LCR phono pre amp is
the finest product to come from the famous Supratek line up of high end
tube pre amplifiers. Hand built in Australia from the finest
components, the Cortese has evolved over many years to be among the most
advanced and highest performing tube phono pre amplifiers available,
with performance matching , and surpassing other pre amps costing ten
times the price.
Designed solely for moving coil cartridges , the
Cortese is possibly the quietest high gain phono stage available.
While other manufacturers resort to dynamic robbing step-up transformers
to achieve gain for low output MC cartridges the Cortese uses an all
active tube phono design that gives maximum dynamics and quiet noise
free operation. Moving coil cartridges with outputs as low as 0.1mV
can be used with no need for a step up transformer , with the high
levels of dynamic ease that comes from an active design.
Cortese phono stage has always been renowned for its open and musical
yet accurate sound and the LCR implementation brings higher levels of 3D
imaging and sound staging. The line-stage is of equally high calibre
, with high gain , which is adjustable to suit any power amplifier, and
low output impedance enabling it to drive any, or multiple power amps.
It uses the famous, and perhaps the finest preamp tube ever built- the
venerable 6SN7. The Supratek line stage is not a warm "tube" sounding
preamp but a state of the art design that is accurate and detailed, and
has a uncanny knack of bringing out the very best sound from your system
and room. Its a "big/open" sound, but very controlled and realistic.
The Cortese has its own separate power supply which is incredibly
over-engineered and robust to ensure many years of reliable operation.
The famous Supratek "sound" is partly derived from the tube shunt
regulators , one for each channel, built into the power supply.
True balanced XLR and 3x RCA outputs with 5 RCA inputs are provided or
can be custom built to owners specifications. Sound quality of this
calibre has previously only been available at 5 figure values and from
$US5000 the Supratek LCR Cortese is the best value in true ultra hi-end
hifi . Combined with stunning million dollar looks , and reliability
that has been proved over many years the Cortese is a once in a lifetime
purchase that will please your ears and eyes indefinitely.
Supratek takes great pride in forming long term relations with owners
and there are many happy owners who have owned a Supratek pre amplifier
for decades , many pre amps with the original tubes. They describe the
Supratek pre amp as the basis, and essential component of their systems.
While pleased that Supratek pre amps are considered to be true
classics they are also state of the art designs that will rival any
pre amplifier available today. Time and again they have proven to be the
link that brings a system and room alive with uplifted dynamics,
openness, 3D imagery and a real sense of musicality.
LCR is available in a number of finishes. See photos. Lead times can be
extended, but presently able to supply in 3-6 weeks time, depending on
www.supratek.com.au Powder coat chassis $6499.
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