This is a very special reference quality pre-amp in almost
perfect condition. Am only selling because I need to decrease the
footprint of my system. The huge power supply makes it not fit on the
living room cabinet I need to use. I estimate around 400 hours on the
tubes. This is the cleaner sounding non-remote version. I payed $5500.00
factor direct plus taxes and customs fees. It is completely hand wired
without any circuit boards, The sound is exceptional and very
transparent. Not for the system that needs extra kick from the pre-amp.
Coincident Statement Line Stage is the most direct, purest approach in
active pre-amplification. The input signal travels from the transformer
based mono volume pots to the transformer input and then to the 101D
tubes for gain and lastly out through the output transformer. The 101D
tubes are directly heated triodes that are the most linear amplifying
devices ever invented.
There are no circuit boards to deteriorate
the signal transfer. Everything in the Line Stage is hard wired. There
are no capacitors in the signal path and all parts are the finest
available. To eliminate any tube microphonics, not only is the chassis
constructed of very rigid, high gauge stainless steel, the 101D tube
sockets are isolated from the chassis by the use of a floating sub
platform. The Statement was designed and constructed with no cost
restraints. It represents an all out assault on the state of the art.
circuitry of the Statement is fully balanced from input to output. The
sonic performance is optimized for balanced and single ended operation.
The choice of balanced or single ended will be determined by the
ancillary components used with the Statement. If the amplifier or source
component is designed to be optimized for balanced operation, for
example, then using the Statement in balanced mode will yield the best
sonic results. Single ended mode is recommended when used with
components designed for single ended operation. The Statement utilizes
proprietary circuit topology to achieve balanced operation while
maintaining the sonic purity of using only a single DHT 101D tube per
channel. This technique provides the optimum sonics with both balanced
and single ended modes with no compromise.The novel, innovative topology
employed literally " transforms" single ended operation to balanced
with no components added to the signal path.
The separate power
supply has enough capacity and energy storage to power a 100 watt
amplifier. There are separate transformers for the high voltage and low
filaments. Furthermore, the high and low voltage sections have
independent choke and large capacity filtering. All power supply
capacitors are the finest sounding, highest quality polypropylene not
the cheap, sonically inferior electrolytics. The power supply is built
to the highest standards and provides the foundation for the Statement
Line Stage.It weighs more than 41 lbs!
The design goal of the
Coincident Statement Line Stage was to provide the purest, most
transparent active preamplifier ever offered. It truly is a straight
wire with gain. The synthesis of the best passive preamps with all the
advantages inherent in an active line stage, with NO COMPROMISE. Until
the creation of the Coincident Statement Line Stage, the finest passive
designs integrated into the right system was the procedure recommended.
The Statement changed all that. To prove it, the Statement was compared
to a high resolution SACD player (Esoteric P03/D03) directly connected
to our Dragon amplifiers using their integral discrete resistor pots
using 1 meter of Coincident Extreme interconnects. The Statement sounded
superior in all parameters of performance. Not only was there no
compromise in terms of purity and transparency, the Statement actually
revealed more detail both on a macro and micro level. However, the
Statement was startlingly superior in the bass where there was greater
impact and weight, the soundstage opened up, the dynamic gradations were
widened, and the harmonics from top to bottom were more complete. These
improvements were not subtle and took but minutes to discern.
to a line stage that is virtually dead silent, free of any colorations
with tremendous gain results in a sense of weight, impact and dynamics
that is at once thrilling and unique.There is no line stage or passive
preamp currently available that surpasses the Statement’s combination of
performance and build quality. The Statement Line Stage is an audio
Frequency Response: 10hz – 30khz +/- .2 db
Gain: 13 db.
Input Impedance: 100000 Ohms.
Output Impedance: 500 ohms
Phase: In phase
Output Voltage: greater than 30V
Dimensions: 10.25 W x 14 D x 8 H – Power Supply, Line Stage
Weight: Power Supply -18.5 kilos (40.7 lbs)
Line Stage-14 kilos (30.8 lbs)
AC Voltage: User selectable- 115v, 230V
Dual Mono Transformer Coupled Volume Pots- Allows for channel imbalances;
Dual Pairs of RCA Outputs- Allows for Biamping;
Balanced Outputs- Balanced circuitry optimizes connection to balanced amplifiers;
Balanced Inputs- Balanced circuitry optimizes connection to balanced CD/ SACD players;
AC Voltage Selector- Allows users to operate unit worldwide;
AC Ground Lift- Permits AC ground lift to eliminate hum caused by ground loops.