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Downton Pre-amp

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Introducing the Downton Preamp: Available to Order

We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our amplifier family, the highly anticipated Downton Preamp. Combining timeless elegance with cutting-edge technology, this preamplifier is set to redefine your audio experience. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, the Downton Preamp embodies the essence of our craftsmanship and expertise.

Experience exceptional sound reproduction and unrivaled performance as the Downton Preamp takes your audio journey to new heights. Immerse yourself in the rich, warm tones, precise imaging, and unparalleled clarity that our preamplifier delivers. With its versatile features and thoughtful design, the Downton Preamp caters to the needs of audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

World beating Phono Preamp

The Downton preamp includes an extraordinary feat in audio engineering: a world-leading phono preamp stage created by our Design Authority Tim Mellow, producing near-100% compliance with the revered RIAA frequency response curve. This remarkable achievement sets a new benchmark in hi-fi equipment, signifying the ultimate pursuit of audio accuracy.
Read more about this feat of audio excellence in this blog article.

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Main Features and Specifications:

All-tube Audio Path

4x ECC83/ECC803s and 2x ECC82/ECC802s

HT GZ34 Tube rectified. DC powered heaters

Phono preamp: 99.999% RIAA Compliance

0.08% Total Harmonic Distortion

Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 3Hz to 125KHz

Phono Input: Moving Magnet. 4.5mV sensitivity

Additional 3 Line inputs: 22K Ohm impedance

RCA connectors on all inputs and output

Remote Control for Power, Volume & Source selection (Motor driven volume control)

Bass and Treble controls: ±12dB at 100Hz and 10KHz

Signature Hinchley Transformer endcaps 

Custom English manufactured fixings

Improved timeless classic design

Separate Transformers for HT & LT

CAD designed steel chassis with laser cut details

Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet): 55dB

Voltage Gain (High Level): 6dB
Automotive-grade paint finish available in any conceivable colour

Comprehensive 12-month warranty

Made in Britain

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