PrimaLunaProlog 3 PreampPrimaLuna Prolog 3 Preamp Affordable Natural MusicI love this preamp in the system I'm selling, which delivers an astoundingly clear and realistic impression of the original performance from any well-recorded event and media. From the PrimaLuna we...800.00

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I love this preamp in the system I'm selling, which delivers an astoundingly clear and realistic impression of the original performance from well-recorded media. From the PrimaLuna web site (www.primaluna-usa.com):

"The $3000 preamp for those that don't want to spend $3000. Think we're kidding? We want you to study it carefully. Let's look at the ARC LS-16 mk II which weighs in at 11.9lbs and is not dual mono, and uses circuit boards, all for $3495.

“The ProLogue Three is true dual mono with TWO toroidal power transformers, choke-regulation, point to point wiring, and premium parts including an Alps Blue Velvet potentiometer and Solen and Swellong capacitors. Five coats of hand-rubbed finish, removable tube cage, and ceramic tube sockets. It weighs in at 23.5 lbs, almost 50 percent more than the $3495 preamp and sells for more than 60 percent less.

“But it's not about money. (Well...maybe a little)

“The glory of tubes will breathe life into your solid state amplifier. The ProLogue Three boasts tube rectification using TWO 5AR4 tubes, one for each channel. No negative feedback and no cathode followers for a vibrant midrange that creates the kind of three-dimensional soundstage rarely encountered.

“Running it with a tube amp? Perfect. You will get wide bandwidth and real bass and a top end that is not bitey, but goes on forever. If you have noise issues or use high-efficiency speakers you will love it because it is so quiet. Only 11.5dB of gain and the tube heaters are DC so it will be less picky of tube choices. The power supply is perfectly de-coupled with an ultra-wide band (several MHz) constant source impedance and low corner frequency of over two octaves below the audio bandwidth (4Hz).

“The ProLogue Three is non-inverting, and has two pairs of outputs so you can easily bi-amp or add a powered subwoofer.

"Specifications
Freq. Response: 4Hz-85kHz +/- 3dB
Gain: 11.5dB
THD: Less than 1% at full power
S/N Ratio: 109dB unweighted
Input Sensitivity: 200mV
Input Impedance: 100k Ohms
Output Impedance: 2.8k Ohms
Power Consumption: 48 watts
Tube Compliment: 2 - 12AX7, 2 - 12AU7, 2 - 5AR4
Dimensions: 11" x 7.5" x 15.5" (WxHxD)
Weight: 23.5 lbs
Inputs: 4 pair RCA
Outputs: 2 pairs of pre-amp outputs + tape monitor out"

** THE UNIT I AM SELLING DOES NOT INCLUDE A PHONO STAGE. HOWEVER, ONE IS AVAILABLE FROM PRIMALUNA AND IT'S EASY TO ADD IT. READ ON.**

More from PrimaLuna:

"PhonoLogue MM Phonostage - $199

“The Phono Board is an internal phonostage that connects directly to one of the existing line inputs on your PrimaLuna Integrated Amp or Preamplifier. No extra plugs or cables are required.
“Surface Mount Technology implementation for the shortest signal path and reduction of parasitic capacitances and inductance.

“Made in Holland to ISO 9001 standards and boasting selected components for the best sound quality. Miniature film capacitors, minimelf resistors, and a superior op-amp for lowest noise, highest speed, and robust drive. Low impedance electrolytics and a super low noise power supply results in a turntable experience with goose bumps!

“Suitable for both moving magnet and high-output moving coil cartridges. Can be installed easily at any time with basic soldering skills.

“Specifications:
Freq. Response: 10Hz-50kHz
Distortion & Noise: -83dB
Input Impedance: 50k Ohms
Gain: 42dB
Suggested Minimum Cartridge Output: 2.0 mV
RIAA Accuracy:

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This ProLogue 3 Preamp does not include a remote. PrimaLuna does not offer one for this preamp. I made an error when I checked off "Remote included" on the listing form. My apologies. Audiogon does not allow me to correct the listing header at this point.

The photos in this listing are PrimaLuna photos of the type of unit I am selling. The condition I listed for my unit (8/10 or better) is accurate. Everything works and the unit looks and sounds wonderful.

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I will now add a special promotional item at no additional charge (except shipping, which you must pay.)

The perk? One great looking 4-shelf Studio Tech Component Rack. This is a modern style shelf set made of thick, vibration damping MDF and tubular steel. The finish is mahogany color shelves and light gray tubing. It comes with “tiptoe” feet which decouple the rack mechanically to help reduce vibration entering the rack to shake your gear. The result? Better music which is more free from the effects of ambient vibration. It’s not perfect but it’s fully sound and very presentable. I give it an 8 out of 10.

I paid $367 for this rack in 9/1999. That’s probably a $400 value or more in today’s dollars. This rack held the whole high-end audio system I am presently selling off.

At this point I have five items on auction here – a transporter, a preamp, a power amp, a pair of speakers, and a sub-bass system. All the interconnects and speaker wires needed to connect all the components are included. I may add a special CD player soon. This rack will be awarded to the person who buys the most in dollar value from all the items I am selling.

The eligibility window closes on the last day of all the auctions I start on Audiogon before Sunday, 5/20/2012. Total dollar amount you spend with me during the eligibility period is what counts. This total will extend across more than one item if you win more than one. I will add together all items won from my current auctions by a single buyer with the same Audiogon user name.

Of course, if I offer you the rack and you don’t want it, I will then offer it to the next highest winner and proceed in that manner until the rack is taken. I’ll be the sole determiner of the winner and my decision will be final.

Please shop all items I am auctioning now. There is a link to them in the gray box on the right side of this page. Pick the things you want and bid. Good luck to you in the auctions.

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Here's some bidding advice to help someone win this auction.

There is a reserve set. If it's not met, I am not obligated to sell, even to the highest bidder. And I am not likely to sell if I don't feel the best bid is a fair offer. After all, the reason I set a reserve is to assure I would get a fair, acceptable deal. Or be able to walk away.

The object in an auction is to win the item you want, not to be the highest bidder and still lose. So don't be blinded by only considering what other people are bidding. Don't just react, hoping you will get lucky. Forget competition. Instead, think about what would be a fair price if all I say about this item is true (it is.) Don't just bid to get $1 ahead of someone else. Make every bid count. And please, never bid a dollar more than you believe is fair.

Then you're in the game to win and you have a good chance. The bidder who walks away with this item will probably be someone who follows this strategy.

I love this preamp in the system I'm selling, which delivers an astoundingly clear and realistic impression of the original performance from any well-recorded event and media. From the PrimaLuna web site (www.primaluna-usa.com): "The $3000 preamp for those that don't want to spend $3000. Think we're kidding? We want you to study it carefully. Let's look at the ARC LS-16 mk II which weighs in at 11.9lbs and is not dual mono, and uses circuit boards, all for $3495. The ProLogue Three is true dual mono with TWO toroidal power transformers, choke-regulation, point to point wiring, and premium parts including an Alps Blue Velvet potentiometer and Solen and Swellong capacitors. Five coats of hand-rubbed finish, removable tube cage, and ceramic tube sockets. It weighs in at 23.5 lbs, almost 50 percent more than the $3495 preamp and sells for more than 60 percent less. But it's not about money. (Well...maybe a little) The glory of tubes will breathe life into your solid state amplifier. The ProLogue Three boasts tube rectification using TWO 5AR4 tubes, one for each channel. No negative feedback and no cathode followers for a vibrant midrange that creates the kind of three-dimensional soundstage rarely encountered. Running it with a tube amp? Perfect. You will get wide bandwidth and real bass and a top end that is not bitey, but goes on forever. If you have noise issues or use high-efficiency speakers you will love it because it is so quiet. Only 11.5dB of gain and the tube heaters are DC so it will be less picky of tube choices. The power supply is perfectly de-coupled with an ultra-wide band (several MHz) constant source impedance and low corner frequency of over two octaves below the audio bandwidth (4Hz). The ProLogue Three is non-inverting, and has two pairs of outputs so you can easily bi-amp or add a powered subwoofer. "Specifications Freq. Response: 4Hz-85kHz +/- 3dB Gain: 11.5dB THD: Less than 1% at full power S/N Ratio: 109dB unweighted Input Sensitivity: 200mV Input Impedance: 100k Ohms Output Impedance: 2.8k Ohms Power Consumption: 48 watts Tube Compliment: 2 - 12AX7, 2 - 12AU7, 2 - 5AR4 Dimensions: 11" x 7.5" x 15.5" (WxHxD) Weight: 23.5 lbs Inputs: 4 pair RCA Outputs: 2 pairs of pre-amp outputs + tape monitor out" ** THIS PARTICULAR UNIT DOES NOT COME WITH A PHONO STAGE. HOWEVER, ONE IS AVAILABLE FROM PRIMALUNA AND IT'S EASY TO ADD IT TO THIS UNIT. READ ON.** More from PrimaLuna: "PhonoLogue MM Phonostage - $199 The Phono Board is an internal phonostage that connects directly to one of the existing line inputs on your PrimaLuna Integrated Amp or Preamplifier. No extra plugs or cables are required. Surface Mount Technology implementation for the shortest signal path and reduction of parasitic capacitances and inductance. Made in Holland to ISO 9001 standards and boasting selected components for the best sound quality. Miniature film capacitors, minimelf resistors, and a superior op-amp for lowest noise, highest speed, and robust drive. Low impedance electrolytics and a super low noise power supply results in a turntable experience with goose bumps! Suitable for both moving magnet and high-output moving coil cartridges. Can be installed easily at any time with basic soldering skills. Phono Board Specifications: Freq. Response: 10Hz-50kHz Distortion & Noise: -83dB Input Impedance: 50k Ohms Gain: 42dB Suggested Minimum Cartridge Output: 2.0 mV RIAA Accuracy:
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