06 Apr “The Winds of Change”. Preamplifiers
Introducing our Wind Series
All our products bear the name of a Mediterranean wind.
We feel music as a fresh breeze in summer, or as a strong stormy wind that open our senses and make us feel alive.
The Llebeig-A class A preamp was designed from the ground up to be as minimalist as possible, with just a power switch, input selector, and volume control.
The input circuit consists of manually matched JFET transistors driving MOSFET transistors. Includes ALPS motorized potentiometer with remote control and relays with very low contact resistance to avoid audio signal degradation.
The power supply uses highly stable, very low-noise voltage regulators and filtering with audiophile Nichicon capacitors.
The rear panel is equipped with gold-plated RCA connectors, with three inputs and one output.
The Llebeig-DS preamplifier is based on the Korg Nutube, a state-of-the-art triode valve that performs the same functions as a traditional triode but with a much lower power supply and consumption.
The circuit is very basic with three analog inputs and one digital input. This digital input feeds a Streamer that can be connected to the mobile, tablet or computer via WIFI network or Bluetooth, being able to access most streaming music services on the market (Tidal, Qobuz, Spoty, Amazon music, etc) Includes ALPS motorized potentiometer with remote control and relays with very low contact resistance to avoid audio signal degradation.
MM/MC Preamplifier. This preamplifier has a preamplifier section for MC capsules with an extra gain based on a very low noise JFET transistor. The load resistance can be selected with a small switch depending on the type of capsule. Later it has another preamplifier section, also with JFET transistors that includes the RIAA equalization composed of paper-in-oil capacitors (PIO). Distortion is extremely low and total system gain is 70dB.
This digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is based on the powerful Sabre ESS9038PRO chip. It has a USB input that supports up to 384kbs and DSD (under Windows), an optical Toslink input and another coaxial SPDIF. The power supply includes Nichicon audiophile-grade capacitors and ultra-low-noise regulators. It has balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs with volume control.