Audion level pre-amplifier

Audion Premier 5 Channel Line Level Pre-Amplifier

5 Star Awarded
5/5

Audion Premier Line level  pre-amplifier (Known previously as the 0.5) is built on a quality substrate pcb (printed circuit board). It is an active class A device. Built with 5 line level inputs buffered and switched from the front panel, 2 line outputs and a direct un-switched tape output, all controlled by a quality ALPS blue velvet pot..

The soundstage is phenomenally large. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low  levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance. 

“The Premier is an incredible easy to listen to pre-amplifier, plenty of atmosphere, and a very elegant preamplifier” – The Audio review

Powered by 2 x NOS 6H23N valves they feature a transformer less design which is a directly  cathode coupled buffer stage 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

Thie Premier Line level buffered pre-amplifier is a great match with our power amplifiers. Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade tabs. This is a very good entry level pre-amplifier and can be used as a buffered volume control for any amplifier other than ours that does not have a volume control. Having a ground lift switch at the rear enables the pre-amp to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground. 

As with all our amps they are hand built. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.

Audion Premier line 05

Audion Premier Line Level Pre-amplifier

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.

There are two attenuated pre amp outputs as well as an unattenuated ‘Tape’ output which can be used to feed a tape recorder, sub woofer or even a headphone amplifier. It also has a ground lift switch on the rear to ensure hum free operation in many different systems. The sound from this pre-amp is extremely open and natural, remarkably transparent and the resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance.

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 it’s combined with input switching for 5 line level inputs via the front mounted toggle switches. As shown in the picture to the right. 

The buffer stage provides electrical impedance transformation from one circuit to another, with the aim of preventing the signal source from being affected by whatever currents (or voltages, for a current buffer) that the load may be produced with. The signal is ‘buffered from’ load currents. Being a valve pre-amp it is a current buffer.

Technical specifications for Audion Premier Line level pre amplifier.

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

Specifications

Distortion @ 1V  – <0.010% No Feedback
Sensitivity Variable – Variable >1.1V Line
Input Impedance – 47K Line
Phase – Correct
Noise CCIR) – <100db 
Frequency Response: – 11Hz – 165KHz ±1 db
Weight: – 7kg  
Inputs – 5 Line Level, 1 tape
Outputs, 2 x Attenuated line out, 1 x un-attenuated
Front – Alps Blue Velvet Volume Control, 5 switches.
Consumption: 12 Watts  
Tubes: 2 x 6H23N
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 17cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA / 250V Slow blow 
US/Jpn Power 1.0A / 120V Slow blow 

Product options for the Premier Line 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. 

We do however recommend that if looking at the Signature Reference class that the Premier Line plus or Line/Phono plus or even Quattro is considered first.

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.

There are two attenuated pre amp outputs as well as an unattenuated ‘Tape’ output which can be used to feed a tape recorder, sub woofer or even a headphone amplifier. It also has a ground lift switch on the rear to ensure hum free operation in many different systems. The sound from this pre-amp is extremely open and natural, remarkably transparent and the resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance.

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 it’s combined with input switching for 5 line level inputs via the front mounted toggle switches. As shown in the picture to the right. 

The buffer stage provides electrical impedance transformation from one circuit to another, with the aim of preventing the signal source from being affected by whatever currents (or voltages, for a current buffer) that the load may be produced with. The signal is ‘buffered from’ load currents. Being a valve pre-amp it is a current buffer.

Technical specifications for Audion Premier Line level pre amplifier.

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

Specifications

Distortion @ 1V  – <0.010% No Feedback
Sensitivity Variable – Variable >1.1V Line
Input Impedance – 47K Line
Phase – Correct
Noise CCIR) – <100db 
Frequency Response: – 11Hz – 165KHz ±1 db
Weight: – 7kg  
Inputs – 5 Line Level, 1 tape
Outputs, 2 x Attenuated line out, 1 x un-attenuated
Front – Alps Blue Velvet Volume Control, 5 switches.
Consumption: 12 Watts  
Tubes: 2 x 6H23N
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 17cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA / 250V Slow blow 
US/Jpn Power 1.0A / 120V Slow blow 

Product options for the Premier Line 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. 

We do however recommend that if looking at the Signature Reference class that the Premier Line plus or Line/Phono plus or even Quattro is considered first.

John Philips
John Philips
Audio Review
Read More
The Premier is an incredible easy to listen to pre-amplifier, plenty of atmosphere, and a very elegant preamplifier
John Marchant
John MarchantHifi Review.com
Read More
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.
Previous
Next
Like our page – click any of the links below.. 
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn