Wadax announced the new $72,670 PRE1 Ultimate remote-controlled digital preamplifier with DIVIN phono stage, Zepto super clock, and Hermes SSD server. The PRE1 Ultimate accepts inputs from a computer via its USB HD hub, SPDIF, TOSLINK, BNC, stereo line inputs and all phono cartridges. It can be connected to any amplifier through its single-ended or differentially balanced outputs. Additionally, digital outputs are provided to connect with digital-input speakers for a lossless connection.
The proprietary Wadax musIC signal processor operates in the digital domain, without loss. Both A/D and D/A converters process under ideal conditions.
Vinyl Replay Redefined
The optional phono stage combines the warmth and delicacy of vinyl playback with perfect channel balance, spectral accuracy, and phase coherence via customized RIAA signal reconstruction ‘maps’ specific to your cartridge.
• Reducing the signal losses inherent in traditional phono preamplifiers
• Avoiding RIAA process errors by applying custom mapping
• Also addresses non-linear cartridge distortions
Native DSD and 24/192 playback
24 bit 192 kHz capable
1 USB cable, no networking elements – plug and play
No Ethernet streaming – total stability
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The PRE1 is the ultimate remote-controlled digital preamplifier. Facilities include user-assignable analog and digital inputs and outputs. The optional Hermes SSD Server and DIVIN phono stage facilitate easy integration into any system. The playback chain is shorter, more accurate and musically expressive.
Price and Availability
Hi Fi One is the exclusive North American distributor. MSRP for the PRE1 is $72,670.