First SoundPresence Deluxe 4.0 MKIIusedThree chassis FIRST SOUND Presence Deluxe 4.0 MKII Special Edition with Paramount Upgrade. World-Class hand-made tube preamp with two massive outboard power supplies!FIRST SOUND Presence Deluxe 4.0 MKII Special Edition with Paramount Upgrade - True audiophile three-chassis reference tube preamp with two half-chassis 25-pound power supplies (one for each cha...1.00

Three chassis FIRST SOUND Presence Deluxe 4.0 MKII Special Edition with Paramount Upgrade. World-Class hand-made tube preamp with two massive outboard power supplies!

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Ships fromCoral Cables, FL, 33146
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions24.0" × 24.0" × 22.0" (140.0 lbs.)
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FIRST SOUND Presence Deluxe 4.0 MKII Special Edition with Paramount Upgrade - True audiophile three-chassis reference tube preamp with two half-chassis 25-pound power supplies (one for each channel!) First Sound arguably makes the best hand-built reference tube preamp available in high-end audio. These unique tube preamps are a true specialty product from a manufacturer that only makes hand-built reference tube preamps in Brooklyn, New York. This high-current dual mono preamp runs in pure Class A with 98% point-to-point wiring, master grounding topology, oversized transformers, exotic reference Teflon capacitors, input selector controls for each channel, exotic hand-crafted volume control attenuators with Holco resistors—with step volume control for the left channel and one step volume control for the right channel—and an array of large power supplies that cover the whole center of the preamp, unlike anything you have ever seen in any high-end audio preamp. Shipment weight: 140 pounds in a custom wood box for safe shipment.

HOW DOES IT SOUND? 
For the past 20 years, First Sound has served as my go-to tube reference preamp for a variety of reasons. It offers these eight unique sound qualities that are a need and an absolute must for me:

  1. Emotion - Feeling - Soul! 
  2. Air around instruments and singers
  3. Silky smooth sound!
  4. Absolute Finesse 
  5. Effortless Dynamics! 
  6. Control 
  7. Absolutely dead quiet!
  8. Provide the tightest rendition of bass I have heard in a tube preamp design to date.

Simple! But not so simple! The thing is, my audiophile friends, that there are things on the list that you can only get with ultra-high-end solid-state preamps, like effortless dynamics, control, absolute silence, and rock-hard bass. And things you can only get with ultra-high-end tube preamps, like emotion, feeling, warmth, air, and the magic of second harmonics.
Conclusion! First Sound is truly a magical tube preamp. The component that makes the right glue to achieve palpable organic sound by providing the best attributes of both worlds. Written by Larry D. Diaz from High-End Palace



LINKS TO REVIEWS:  SIX MOONS & SOUND STAGE

NOTE: I can arrange for this silver personal demo Presence Deluxe 4.0 MK II Special Edition with Paramount Upgrade to be fully checked out to start a new journey with a new audiophile. Also, while the unit is there at First Sound is your chance to possibly do new upgrades to it to take this preamp even further. Call me for details and pricing! Larry at High-End Palace, 786 388-8050.


Warm regards my audiophile friends,
Larry D. Diaz
President (CEO)
High-End Palace, LLC
The place for the world’s best music systems! 
Website: www.highendpalace.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 786 388-8050
 

FEATURES

 

  • Hand-built in New York, USA
  • Pure Class A vacuum tube circuit
  • Zero negative feedback
  • Only two 6922 tubes in the signal path. (Comparable with 6DJ8 / ECC88 / 7308/ CCA's)
  • 98% point-to-point wiring, no complicated circuit boards! Short and direct circuit traces.
  • Power supply capacitance of 200,000 mfd for serious power reserve for the starting model. (Provides overall music stability, better stage presence and improves pin-point precision.)
  • Vacuum tube power regulation
  • 3/8" long-grain brushed aluminum faceplate
  • Copper plated heavy-gauge steel chassis, insuring maximum isolation from EMI/RFI interference
  • Each model features a Dual mono construction with an outboard power supply and huge capacitive storage reserves, utilizing the highest-grade electrolytics bypassed with the best high-end caps available
  • Extremely extended frequency range, 5Hz to 250kHz for a more natural sound at 20Hz to 20kHz, provides a rock-solid bass and the most natural, open and smooth high frequency available
 


SPECS

 
 
  • Type: 2-Channel Reference Tube Preamplifier
  • Inputs: Six Inputs
  • Outputs: Two Main Outputs, One Tape Output
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 250kHz
  • Input Impedance: 150k Ohms
  • Absolute Phase: Inverting
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.4% at 2V
  • Maximum gain: Greater than 15dB at 1kHz
  • Tube Complement: (2) 6922 & (2) OA2
  • Maximum input: 7 Volts RMS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H in inches):
    Main chassis: 19"  x  14"  x  5.5" 
    Power Supplies: 7"  x  11"  x  5.5" each

 

 

 

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