EVO 300 Preamplifier
Dare to Compare
Compare PrimaLuna construction to any other brand, at any price. You will be amazed.
AC OFFSET KILLER – A PRIMALUNA EXCLUSIVE
The ones you get when music comes out of a background so quiet, you may say to yourself “Just how is this possible?”
PrimaLuna custom-winds their own massive toroidal power transformers that are low in hum and EMI.
But they wanted more.
Their engineers designed the AC Offset Killer to lower transformer noise to a place no other manufacturer dreams of going, regardless of how bad your electricity is.
The result? Sense of space. Texture. The resonance of an acoustic guitar or violin string that seems to trail on forever. The AC Offset Killer will amaze you.
If you bought a lesser amplifier, you would pay hundreds to make this upgrade.
Easy to identify through their pink color, these premium resistors from Japan are popular with those who rebuild and upgrade their equipment.
“Modders” love TAKMAN for their low noise, linearity, and musicality.
In the world of preamps, experts agree that tube rectification is the gold standard.
It’s quieter than solid state rectification, dropping the noise floor. And it offers the most natural, textured, and vibrant presentation because the circuit is now pure tube.
But because it is expensive to implement, you’ll only find it in the top of the line models typically costing a lot more.
Finding a preamp using one rectifier tube is sweet. PrimaLuna goes even further using two 5AR4 rectifier tubes in a dual-mono design to present your music with a three-dimensionality that will give you goosebumps.
JAPANESE ALPS BLUE VELVET POTENTIOMETER
The best tube preamps use analogue volume controls.Not volume control chips. Look inside the most well-known brand of tube preamps and you will see a chip called a DS1666-10 Digital Resistor IC.
At Primaluna, they understand the temptation to use this chip as they are in-expensive.
The preamp will sound fine and be quiet, but true to “chips” it will add an electronic “sheen” to the sound. PrimaLuna prefers analogue. And they use the Gold Standard in motorised potentiometers: The iconic Alps Blue Velvet. Why? Because they track perfectly, stay quiet, and don’t sound like chips!
SUPERQUIET LINE INPUTS
Input selector switches leak noise and signals from other sources, as they never turn off the other inputs completely. And, they deteriorate with age, requiring the use of cleaners.
Many are mounted on the front panel requiring long runs of wires to the back panel inputs. These wires pick up stray noise from RF and EMI.
PrimaLuna has a better way. Instead of a switch, input selection is done using premium quality sealed relays mounted in the rear where you plug in your components.
When an input is selected, that relay closes giving you the best connection possible.
All the other relays are left open, so noise and signals from other sources can not leak in. The signal path is now almost non-existent, so there are no wires to pick up noise.
POINT TO POINT WIRING
You spend a lot of money on interconnects.
So why have the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that?
PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. EVO 300 Preamplifier uses Swiss-made silver-plated OFC wire.
The entire signal path, including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge cable by craftsman.
Expensive and exotic preampsalways use a dual-mono design to achieve a level of imaging not possible otherwise.
Most manufacturers don’t employ dual-mono because of expense. It requires two power transformers,double regulation circuits,and in fact….everything is double.
In effect, dual-mono means building two discrete and separate preamps into one box. It is so expensive to build, it’s a rarity even at the highest price points. All PrimaLuna preamps are dual-mono for the ultimate in stereo imaging and a sense of space that goes on forever.
EVO 300 Preamplifier Specifications
|Inputs||5x Stereo RCA
Stereo RCA HT Bypass
|Outputs||2x Stereo RCA
Stereo RCA Tape Out
|Freq. Response||18Hz-38kHz +/- 1dB
12Hz-75kHz +/- 3dB
|Power Consumption||61 watts|
|Standard Tube Complement||6 – 12AU7
2 – 5AR4
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||15.2″ x 8.1″ x 15.9″|