Up for sale is a truly fantastic valued, fully balanced tube preamp from YS Audio. I was actually very pleasantly surprised how well this preamp handles itself versus much more expensive products in my system. This unit is in fantastic shape, the only slight blemishes I could find were on the gain control knob and slight scuff on volume knob which I tried to capture in photo. Face is clean and blemish free.
I changed out the stock Chinese military 12AU7's for much nicer and dynamic JAN Sylvania 6189's (about +200 hours). Unit also has upgraded 5687's with roughly 300 hours or thereabouts. Remote is a breeze, works well from over 15 feet away and at an angle. The Blue light is way too bright at night, I keep a little post it on it, its that bright. Volume automatically resets to zero upon turn on. I've had Cary, BAT, Modwright, Quicksilver and Peachtree to name a few preamps. This YS Audio easily stacks up with a Modwright 9.0SWL, and best's it with XLR's inputs (my opinion).
Anyone on a budget and wants a clean, quite tube preamp should demo these. Reason for sale, right now I am looking for a black Meridian G02 to match my G57 amp. No PayPal Fees.
The BALANCED A2 is Audio Experience level 3 full balanced line preamp with Remote Control . it use NEW Class A, + wave auto-balance circuitry offers wonderfully realistic, dynamic, open-sounding music that will please the ears and stir the soul of even the most discerning listener. The gain stage of the main circuit is a fully balanced design, each channel using TWO 12AU7 and ONE 5687WB vacuum tube to form zero negative feedback (0 NFB). The A2 line stage employs specialized tubes to project a clean, fresh soundstage while effectively preventing RF and vibration interference. The low impedance output stage is defining yet truthful to each note.
The Balanced A2’s application of a highly efficient solid-state regulator in the HVB+ power supply produces a sonic quality that is completely stable, lively, and rhythmically true to its source. At the heart is an extremely quiet power supply comprised of a fast, large current, R-core transformer. The shortest possible cable connections inside are the signature of the Mr. Chui ’s master craftsmanship.
- Full Balanced Design
- One High grade 5687WB tube and Two 12AU7 tubes for each channel
- Remote Control with input select , volume control , mute
- All input and output both with XLR and RCA
- (4) stanard inputs , (2) sets of main outputs and (1) Record out.
- (1) Processor input with Home Theater Bypass loop (HT/BP)