Audion Line & Phono stage 2 Box

Audion Premier Plus 2.0 Line/MM phono stage 2 box active pre-amplifier with separate power supply. 

Separate power supply
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Audion Premier Line level plus with moving magnet phono stage 2 box pre-amplifier has 4 Line level inputs, a Moving magnet phono stage input and 3 outputs (2 line outs and an unattenuated tape output). This pre-amp, like all of our pre-amps is hand built. 

The Audion Premier line / phono plus pre-amplifier 2.0 is an active class A device. Built with 4 line level inputs and an MM phono stage, switched from the front panel, 2 line outputs and a direct un-switched, unattenuated tape output. This pre-amp has the benefit of our standalone MM phono stage built into this pre-amp. The 2 box design puts the power supply in a separate box, making it quieter and sonically better

The soundstage is extremely fluid and controlled. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low playing levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance. The phono stage is an active valve design using no step up transformers, meaning it is incredibly fast and fluid.

This is an extremely versatile pre-amplifier that can be used as a buffered volume control for any amplifier other than ours that does not have a volume control, or with any amplifier needing a volume control and a phono stage. We would match this with any of our range of intermediate or high end power amplifiers

Audion Premier 2.0 Line / MM phone pre-amp.

As with all our pre-amps they feature a transformer less  pure class “A” design direct cathode coupled with no input, inter stage or output wound components making this pre-amp extremely fast and capable of handling the most intricate and detailed passages of music that can be shown them. Outstanding performance, lightning quick response curves and terrific transparency

The 2.0 line / MM phono pre-amp uses 4 NOS Russian 6H23N as standard, (features exactly the same MM phono stage as our stand alone version. It has a ground lift switch at the rear to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground. Fitted with Alps Blue Velvet pots, high quality European sourced components and built on a quality substrate pcb (printed circuit board). We recommend our Proton or Electron cables with this set up.

By placing the power supply in a separate box, and separating the ac and dc elements of the power supply within the outboard supply makes the pre-amp quieter and sonically better. The pre-amp is fed from an umbilical cord. 

Technical specifications for Premier LIne Phono plus.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications Premier 2.0 Line / MM Phono plus 2 Box

Active power supply – on board regulation with choke power supply
Sensitivity Variable – >1.1V Line, 2mV MM Phono
Impedance – 47K Line / 254R MC
Phase – Correct
Gain MM Phono stage – 46db 
Distortion @ 1V – <0.010% No Feedback
Noise CCIR) – 100db line  – <80db Phono
Frequency Response: – 11 – 165KHz ±1 db RIAA
Signal to Noise: – >70 db
Weight: – 6kg pre  7kgs PSU 
Inputs – 4 Line Level (of which) 1 x tape, 1 x MM Phono
Outputs – 2 main & 1 Unattenuated tape out.
Consumption: 14 Watts 
Tubes: 4 x 6h23n
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 16cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow

Product options for the Audion Premier Line MM Phono plus pre-amplifier.

Product options for this pre Amplifier are limited a little by the amount of space available within the pre-amp chassis, however we are still able to fit a remote control volume or a 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, as well as better power supply capacitors and even more silver wire for the full audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals, as well as  various valve options.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 2 upgrade classes for the Premier 2.0 line/MM phone plus Pre-Amplifier. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places and WBT RCA terminals
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver fully wired Interconnects, seiden (or equivalent) switches, a  48 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 

The option to go to full Signature Reference would only be available if the amp was factory hard wired from the start, but at this level we would ideally be recommending the Audion Premier Quattro in either 2 or 4 box variants. 

We offer 2 upgrade classes for the Special Edition Pre-Amplifier. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places and WBT RCA terminals
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver fully wired Interconnects, seiden (or equivalent) switches, a  48 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 

The option to go to full Signature Reference would only be available if the amp was factory hard wired from the start, but at this level we would ideally be recommending the Audion Premier Quattro in either 2 or 4 box variants. 

Technical specifications for Premier LIne Phono plus.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications Premier 2.0 Line / MM Phono plus 2 Box

Active power supply – on board regulation with choke power supply
Sensitivity Variable – >1.1V Line, 2mV MM Phono
Impedance – 47K Line / 254R MC
Phase – Correct
Gain MM Phono stage – 46db 
Distortion @ 1V – <0.010% No Feedback
Noise CCIR) – 100db line  – <80db Phono
Frequency Response: – 11 – 165KHz ±1 db RIAA
Signal to Noise: – >70 db
Weight: – 6kg pre  7kgs PSU 
Inputs – 4 Line Level (of which) 1 x tape, 1 x MM Phono
Outputs – 2 main & 1 Unattenuated tape out.
Consumption: 14 Watts 
Tubes: 4 x 6h23n
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 16cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow

Product options for the Audion Premier Line MM Phono plus pre-amplifier.

Product options for this pre Amplifier are limited a little by the amount of space available within the pre-amp chassis, however we are still able to fit a remote control volume or a 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, as well as better power supply capacitors and even more silver wire for the full audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals, as well as  various valve options.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 2 upgrade classes for the Premier 2.0 line/MM phone plus Pre-Amplifier. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places and WBT RCA terminals
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver fully wired Interconnects, seiden (or equivalent) switches, a  48 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 

The option to go to full Signature Reference would only be available if the amp was factory hard wired from the start, but at this level we would ideally be recommending the Audion Premier Quattro in either 2 or 4 box variants. 

John Marchant
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The sound was a contrast, detailed and extremely musical. There was no slowness and desire to lull the listener, for which I dislike for a directly heated triode single end.
John Darko
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Every amp in their range feels like it's punching well above its weight. More seasoned audiophiles will know that good amplification – no matter the topology – has no sound of its own. Don’t expect the thick syrup or golden hues of sub-$1000 Chinese units. There is no sickly/heavy sauce here. Neither is there porridge bass. Who said tubes are no hopeless below the waist? (Fools!) This Audion is the healthiest of extra virgin olive oil: light, transparent, clean. And fast. It is unburdened by ponderous, labouring low frequencies or musical weight gain. Its talents lie in 1. the ability to drive a wide range of loudspeakers and 2. the beautification of music. Each combination a winner.
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