Anthem PRE2L Special Edition is in excellent condition rarely used very low hours on NOS tube's. Comes with original box and packing,power,cable,remote and tubes. Plus a matched set of 4 NOS 6H23n-EB tube's, are a very noticeable upgrade over the Sovtek 6922 tube and Electro Harmonix 6922 tube's.... They are incredibly durable, excel in detail, speed, and soundstage. The highs have air and sound natural. Includes set of four NOS 6H23N-EB. These are the hard to find NOS (new old stock) of premium quality in both sound and construction. The sound of this preamp with the 6H23N-EB Tubes is Stunning! Excellent condition cosmetically and functionally has a small ding top face plate see pictures!
This is the Special Edition with much better parts that really make a difference in an already great sounding preamp. It has also has a motorized alps Blue Velvet potentiometer which did not come standard with the SE upgrade but this makes the sound even more clear and sweeter. The adjustable gain switch was replaced with a single Allen Bradley resistor. Most electrolytics were also upgraded with Elna or nichicon fine gold. This is a linestage only preamp with no phono. It has an HT bypass and also a high current headphone amplifier which includes the tubes in the circuit and of course also responds to the remote control. There are some slight scratches on the case but the faceplate is beautiful.
The PRE 2L's three stage non-inverting circuit topology is configured as a
cathode coupled amplifier driving a current-sourced cathode follower. The
outcome is a design which has extremely low output impedance and distortion,
combined with an extended frequency response and low noise floor.
POWER SUPPLY: Of equal importance is the PRE 2L's over-achieving power
supply design, featuring 6 stages of power supply regulation, 2 of which are
high voltage, precision tracking shunt types - a trickle-down technology from
the Sonic Frontiers' LINE-3 reference line stage preamplifier!
HEADPHONE CAPABILITY: The PRE 2L features a high current headphone
amplifier which is located after the preamplifier stages, thus the signal path
does utilize tubes. As a result of its design configuration, the PRE 2L can
adequately drive the lowest impedance headphones on the market today.
COMPREHENSIVE FEATURES: With remote control, dual main outputs, a
full EPL/tape loop, SSP bypass loop, headphone amplifier, 4 inputs, mono/stereo and mute/operate switches, the PRE 2L