Features a dual-mono design that has been built in a purist point-to-point style featuring twelve triodes. The ZTPRE is a fully balanced line stage with buffered low impedance outputs to drive any amplifier.
Additional features include quad power supplies, dual volume controls, up to three sources, variable output levels and an optional remote control volume.
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While it might look great, it's really about the sound! The opposing layout of the tubes create a small 2 x 4 inch space between the tube pins at the correct angle where the entire audio circuit can be built using only the parts leads themselves.
When you look at how much this industry spends on cables and wires, it's not hard to realize that the only thing better than a preamp built with the world's most expensive wire is one that doesn't use any. The ZTPRE project was about figuring out how to wire the circuit with the absolute least number of nodes and how to keep the shortest distances between them that created this uniquely beautiful chassis design.
Normally a fully balanced circuit like this would be laid out in about 144 square inches of chassis space (or more), where the ZTPRE has done it in 8.
The transparency of this approach is limited only by the tubes and interconnecting cables themselves which is a kind way of suggesting that this preamp will never be the weak link in your audio chain... regardless of how much money you may have wrapped up in sources and amplifiers.
A preamp like this one is very much like the preamp that you can't hear... except for the way it animates the music. It takes music that already sounds good, and makes it pop into a believable experience. It does this with dynamics, separation, pace, density and holographic imaging and does so against a backdrop of liquidity and intoxicating tone. All things which are the natural result of gimmick free circuit design and superior execution.
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THREE DUAL TRIODES PER CHANNEL