D’Agostino Progression Preamplifier


Housed in a separate chassis, the power supply makes use of extensive electrical and magnetic shielding to keep radiated interference away from critical preamplifier circuits

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D’Agostino Progression Pre-amplifier

The Progression Preamplifier adds new features previously not included in a D’Agostino preamplifier.

Progression Preamplifier

Most noticeably, the Progression Preamplifier features an optional digital module.

The digital module adds coaxial, Toslink, and USB capability to the analogue base model.

A fully differential DAC handles PCM signals up to 24 bit/384 KHz and DSD signals up to 4xDSD (11.2 MHz).

This digital module feeds a discrete, fully complementary and balanced analogue signal path from input to output.

Negative feedback is not used anywhere in the Progression Preamplifier, nor is it necessary.

Open-loop distortion is less than < 0.006% and the open loop bandwidth extends to over 100KHz.

Also new is the Bluetooth technology featured in the included remote control.

The Bluetooth backbone extends the range of the remote by a factor of five and eliminates line of sight limitations that are inherent in IR remote controls.

The volume control is realised with a stepped balanced resistor ladder, using high-linearity solid-state relays and discrete precision resistors.

The bandwidth and transient response of the preamplifier circuitry are unaffected by volume setting.

The Progression Preamplifier has two independent outputs that can be individually operated or used simultaneously for driving a second amplifier in a subwoofer based system.

Housed in a separate chassis, the power supply makes use of extensive electrical and magnetic shielding to keep radiated interference away from critical preamplifier circuits.

Internal circuitry filters RF noise on the AC power, and compensates for asymmetric power waveforms and DC on the mains. A second DC output is included to power future Progression source components.

Two analogue meters, inspired by Swiss watch faces, function as VU meters during music playback.

When volume is adjusted, the meter needles change to volume setting indicators.

After adjustments are made, the meters revert back to VU meter operation.

The meters also function as balance indicators when adjusting balance.

Specifications Progression Preamplifier

Specifications Progression Preamplifier
Finish Silver
Custom Finishes Available Upon Request
Frequency Response 0.1 Hz to 1 MHz, -3dB / 20 Hz to 80 kHz, +/-0.5dB
Distortion < 0.018% THD+N, 20 Hz to 20kHz
Gain +8 or +14 dB, Switchable
Signal to Noise Ratio -95 dB, unweighted
Power Consumption in Standby < 40W
Analog Inputs 4 stereo pairs of balanced XLR
2 stereo pairs of single-ended RCA
Digital Inputs (w/DAC Module Installed) 1 USB Type A
1 Optical Toslink
1 SPDIF Coaxial
Outputs 2 stereo pairs of balanced XLR
Control RS-232, 2 12V trigger outputs

Create the perfect combination by mating to Progression Stereo Power Amplifier

Additional information


Black, Silver


Digital Board, Standard version


Dan D'Agostino

Dan D'Agostino


No name is more closely associated with high-end audio amplifiers than that of Dan D’Agostino. During his career of more than 35 years, D’Agostino pioneered countless advances in the design of amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, and surround-sound processors. He is known as the audio industry’s most passionate promoter of high-quality, high-powered amplification. Makers of the world’s finest loudspeakers rely on D’Agostino-designed amplifiers for their most important demonstrations. Dan D’Agostino was founder and chief engineer of Krell Industries through 2009. Since the inception of DDMAS in 2011, energised with a new organisation and new state-of-the-art designs, the products that bear his name not only achieve new levels of sound quality, they also look like nothing else in the industry. The new designs combine an elegant aesthetic flair coupled to inventive circuit topologies and innovative materials. Starting with the Momentum Mono amplifier, the D’Agostino product line now extends upwards to the awe inspiring Relentless Mono amplifier and outwards to the new Progression Integrated amplifier. The Relentless Mono Amplifier is an all-out assault on the amplifier category. Capable of driving any speaker to its fullest capability, the extraordinary power output of the Relentless Mono is only matched by its sublime low volume sound quality. The Progression Integrated amplifier connects the high-performance core of D’Agostino products to the exciting world of streaming audio with Tidal, Quobuz, and Spotify services as standard offerings. They are proud to say the Progression series components are hand built in the USA, by their team of craftsmen and technicians, in their Arizona facility. As impressive as these designs may sound on paper, the only way you can truly appreciate their warmth, detail and unmatched beauty is to experience them


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