Placette passive linestage preampPassive LinestagePlacette passive linestage preamp Passive LinestageAt this price and very good condition this is a very good value. This model is often listed at over $1000. "These remote controlled passive Linestages feature remote control of volume and input...850.00

Placette passive linestage preamp Passive Linestage [Expired]

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At this price and very good condition this is a very good value. This model is often listed at over $1000. "These remote controlled passive Linestages feature remote control of volume and input selection. They use the Placette Audio 125 step volume control that use only the very expensive Vishay S-102 resistors. Like all Placette Audio products, they offer almost uncanny transparency and clarity that Placette has become known for. But they have the added capability of multiple inputs. The three input sets are completely separate from each other in that the only one connected electrically to the circuit is the one that is selected. The other two are disconnected completely from the unit, including the ground connection. This helps to control ground faults and cross talk." Also note that the left and right channels are in separate boxes with the remote in between. "If you are looking for the transparency of an essentially distortionless linestage, this unit will outperform almost any active linestage available today regardless of price! The sonic value of the Vishay S 102 is well known but the cost is so high (several dollars each instead of a just a few cents!) that some builders use them only in certain parts of the attenuators. For example, sending the audio signal through a single Vishay and then grounding through something else. This doesn't work. The only way to get the clarity, purity and transparency that these resistors are known for is to use them exclusively, in every part of the audio circuit or control. When used exclusively in this way, Vishay resistors more than triple the cost of any product they are used in! But when you hear your system without the grain, the brightness and the smearing common to lesser controls, you will readily agree that they are worth every cent! Another important quality of Placette Volume Attenuators is that they provide a constant input impedance. This is important because your source should always see the same load at every volume setting to keep it from sounding different at different volume settings. And that load should be one that is as resistive at audio frequencies as possible. Again, only Vishay's offer an almost totally resistive load so that your source is always playing into the easiest possible load. You will then have full access to everything that your sources are capable of offering. In order to keep all active circuitry out of the volume control, all switching in the attenuator is done with ultra-sensitive relays. Active switching, although much less expensive to build, can introduce non-linear distortions that translate into listening errors that mean irritation and listener fatigue. The perfect loading of your sources coupled with the inherent transparency of the Vishay resistors means that Placette Linestages and passive Volume Controls actually go a little beyond total transparency in the sense that they will enable your present source components to sound far better than you ever thought possible and then deliver that undistorted signal to your power amplifiers." These units measure approximately 2" high, 19" wide and 6.5" deep. Sale includes 2 remotes and power adapter. (required for the remote) One of the remotes is new and never used. Works perfectly. Retail price direct from manufacturer is $1595. Standard shipping method will be regular parcel post. $20. in Canada, $30. in continental USA. Other shipping methods may be requested by buyer, all shipping cost is at buyer`s expense. Google the reviews, this is a high end product with great performance, going for nearly half price. (10 Audio, The Audiophile Voice)
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