Audion Line & MM Phono stage Plus, 2 Box

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

Separate power supply
5/5

The Premier line level pre-amp is an incredibly quiet active class A buffered stage. The Premier line pre-amplifier uses a classic Alps Blue Velvet volume pot and combined with superior input switching for 5 line level inputs via the front mounted toggle switches, as shown in the pictures.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

Like the Line /Phono pre-amp the sound stage 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.

The Premier line Phono Plus (2.0) pre-amp is an incredibly quiet active class A buffered line stage and active Class A MM Phono stage. The Premier line/Phono Plus pre-amplifier uses a classic Alps Blue Velvet volume pot and combined with superior input switching for the MM phono stage and 4 line level inputs via the front mounted toggle switches, as shown in the pictures.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). 

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 / 47K MM
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: 15 Watts 
Tubes: 4 x 6h23n
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 16cm tall – Including valves.  Each half
Fuses – Power 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow 

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

Product options for the Premier Pre- amplifiers include  different valve varieties options as well as stereo 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors and   silver wired audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals.

Our Premier ramge of pre-amplifiers come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

We can also offer a remote volume control for all pre-amplifiers and new for 2020, full remote control option with built in 63 way stepped attenuator, remote channel change and volume as well as power off. Full metal handset..

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Premier Range.. 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. 
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnects, a 48 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 
Signature Reference uses the same as the Excelsior class but comes with fully silver wired audio and ground paths, silver foil in oil capacitors, silver RCA’s silver contact switches made by Apem. 

The Premier line Phono Plus (2.0) pre-amp is an incredibly quiet active class A buffered line stage and active Class A MM Phono stage. The Premier line/Phono Plus pre-amplifier uses a classic Alps Blue Velvet volume pot and combined with superior input switching for the MM phono stage and 4 line level inputs via the front mounted toggle switches, as shown in the pictures.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). 

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 / 47K MM
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: 15 Watts 
Tubes: 4 x 6h23n
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 16cm tall – Including valves.  Each half
Fuses – Power 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow 

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

Product options for the Premier Pre- amplifiers include  different valve varieties options as well as stereo 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors and   silver wired audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals.

Our Premier ramge of pre-amplifiers come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

We can also offer a remote volume control for all pre-amplifiers and new for 2020, full remote control option with built in 63 way stepped attenuator, remote channel change and volume as well as power off. Full metal handset..

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Premier Range.. 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. 
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnects, a 48 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 
Signature Reference uses the same as the Excelsior class but comes with fully silver wired audio and ground paths, silver foil in oil capacitors, silver RCA’s silver contact switches made by Apem. 

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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