Audio GDHE-1 MK2newAudio GD HE-1 MK2 Remote balanced preamp w/ Power PlantAsk us about 6 MONTHS NO INTEREST thru PayPal The new Audio GD HE-1 MK2 is a state of the art, remote controlled, fully balanced solid state preamp that has its own power regenerator inside. ...3295.00

Audio GD HE-1 MK2 Remote balanced preamp w/ Power Plant

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Ships fromMarietta, GA, 30067
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Package dimensions?" × ?" × ?" (44.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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The new Audio GD HE-1 MK2 is a state of the art, remote controlled, fully balanced solid state preamp that has its own power regenerator inside. It first makes brand new power and then supplies it to the preamp. The original HE-1 received glowing reviews as shown below. We believe this new MK2 version is as good as any $10,000 solid State preamp.

In the secrets review on the original HE-1 they said:
"The Audio-gd HE-1 preamplifier is one of the three best preamplifiers I’ve ever heard. It creates an acoustic space like no other component. Despite the spatial goodness, the HE-1 avoids coloring the sound. Not to be missed!"

The HE-1 MK2 (introduced in April 2022) is a fully balanced Class A preamplifier with a built in regenerative power supply. It makes perfect new power and then supplies it to the preamp. It uses all discrete analog stages without any OP amps or coupling caps in the signal path. It has a zero feedback ACSS analog current output stage. Build and parts quality are amazing.

The preamp uses three R-core transformers (In total 260W ) and more than 100,000uf audio grade NOVER capacitors are used to ensure ample and smooth power delivery. It has separate class A Power supplies for both the power regenerator and well as the fully discrete preamp that follows it. The HE-1 MK2 uses a four-channel 100 step digitally controlled relay-based volume control to yield superb channel balance. This greatly improves stereo imaging and and improves overall sound quality. It features
5 analog inputs. There are 2 RCA, 2 XLR  and a single ACSS input. You even have ACSS output available to your Audio GD amp as well as an ACSS, RCA or XLR inputs. The preamp can drive 3 power amps simultaneously.

Upgrades from original HE-1

The first generation HE-1 was released in 2015. This new 2022 version is upgraded in the following ways:
        After 5 years, in 2021 Audio GD spent many months testing and auditioning this new version.
The MK2 upgrades the layout to what they call perfect Layout technology. Sound quality is improved with better detail and dynamics while also having a
more analog tube-like sound. The small edge of the original is gone. There are also a functions upgrade.
         1, It now has two gain modes that are user switchable to match with the different gain power amps.
         2, It has a double volume control to match better with sources that have different output levels.
         3, The new dual mono design allows for exact channel matching for better imaging. The boards are perfectly match before assembly to ensure consistency .

Reviews were all superb on the MK1 comparing the preamp to others selling for 3-4 times its price. This new MK2 is a step up and add the little tube-like warmth missing from the original.

Compare this Preamp to anything we have heard under $10,000.

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Read our over 13,700 points of AudiogoN #1 rated feedback and then call 770-667-5633 with questions or to order this fine preamp or other Audio GD products.

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