Fully Balanced Analog Preamplifier Epitomizes Simplicity, Fantastic Sound, and Complete Control: U.S.A.-Made Bel Canto Pre5 Offers Discrete Buffers, Programmable Interface, XLR Inputs and Outputs
The Bel Canto Pre5 fully balanced analog preamplifier continues the company's commitment to simplicity, sound, and style – as well as American-made components. Equipped with precision-based circuitry and ultra-low-distortion architecture, it plays with an enticing mix of dynamics, resolution, presence, detail, and impact. In addition to boasting extremely short signal paths, DC coupling through to the outputs stage, and solid-state switching (no mechanical relays here), the inclusion of discrete high-current output buffers, multistage low-noise power supplies, a large toroidal transformer, and custom volume control give you confidence that your music and associated gear will be in good hands with Pre5 taking control.
Speaking of control, Pre5 gives you one pair of XLR inputs along with four RCA inputs. Independently buffered XLR and RCA outputs, a 36-button remote control, programmable interface, and stylish eight-character OLED display add to the user-friendly options and operation. Indeed, the dual-functioning one-knob interface further takes any guesswork and hassle out of the equation, and lets you simply focus on what matters – your tunes. Rated specifications that extend to a 125dB dynamic range and less than 0.001% distortion reconfirm the purity, musicality, and tone you'll enjoy with Pre5 in your chain. 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Balanced Input Impedance: 10k Ohms
Single-ended Line Input Impedance: 50k Ohms
Maximum Input Level Balanced: 5Vrms
Maximum Input Level Single Ended: 2.5Vrms
Maximum Output Level, RCA and XLR 5Vrms
Distortion at 1Vrms Output: <0.002% 1KHz
Dynamic Range: 125dB A-Weighted re: 5Vrms
Single-ended Line Out Impedance: 50 Ohms
Balanced Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Output Connections: XLR and RCA Outputs
Power Usage On: 4W
Power Usage Off: 0.0W
Power Input: 100-120VAC, 220-240VAC 50/60 Hz
Fuse Littlefuse 214 Series, 3 ampere, time-lag, 250VAC, 5x20mm ceramic body fuse
Dimensions (WDH): 8.5" x 12" x 3.5"
Weight: 13 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 1.7 MB)