Preamplifiers & Line-stages

Brands

Accustic Arts

AA 08 PA RPRE
NZ$ 22,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
THE REFERENCE TUBE PREAMP II – MK2:  The TUBE PREAMP II – MK2 is the revised version of our hybrid tube preamplifier which enjoys success all around the world. The revised version includes a...
TUBE PREAMP II – MK2 highlights:Audiophile reference preamplifier with a so called “tube hybrid”...
EXTENDED REVIEW: A bloody busy year so far, with much more to go. One of the projects that I took...

Ayon Audio

AY 17 PA AUR RCA
NZ$ 13,500.00 ea (incl. GST)
After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable concept. The new Auris is such a modular tube pre-amp design and is offered in...
Full-featured class A single-ended & true balanced triode vacuum tube stereo preamplifierPure...
EXTENDED REVIEWS:  Modular type of design distinguishes Auris from the rest of Ayon pre‐amps....
AY 18 PA AURRCAS
NZ$ 14,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
SIGNATURE UPGRADE MODULE for  RCA UNBALANCED model of AYON AURIS PREAMP After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable...
AY 20 PA AUR XLR
NZ$ 17,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
AYON AUDIO AWARDED "BEST SOUND" MUNICH HIGH END AUDIO SHOW 2015 !
Full-featured class A single-ended & true balanced triode vacuum tube stereo preamplifier Pure...
EXTENDED REVIEWS:  Modular type of design distinguishes Auris from the rest of Ayon pre‐amps....
AY 21 PA AURXLRS
NZ$ 21,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
AURIS PREAMP with SIGNATURE XLR BALANCED UPGRADE FOR THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE NOTE - a high quality MM/MC PHONO module is also available as an optional extra. After the success of the "smaller"...
SIGNATURE VERSION FITTED WITH - MUNDORF SUPREME GOLD / SILVER CAPACITORS Full-featured class A...
EXTENDED REVIEWS:  Modular type of design distinguishes Auris from the rest of Ayon pre‐amps....
AY 22 PA AUR PH
NZ$ 3,500.00 ea (incl. GST)
NEW UPGRADE RELEASE - MM/MC PHONO MODEL for AYON AURIS PREAMP - XLR balanced model After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable...
AY 27 PA SPH RCA
NZ$ 43,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
NEW MODEL RELEASE
2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode/pentode single-ended & true balanced vacuum- tube...
AY 27 PA SPH XLR
NZ$ 57,995.01 ea (incl. GST)
"Only the Mark Levinson No52 preamp came close (among linestages I reviewed). and on top of that Ayon Sphreis-III offered also this immense richness of the sound that Levinson couldn't quite match....
2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode/pentode single-ended & true balanced vacuum- tube...
EXTENDED REVIEW: My memories from (I think) the first edition of High End Show in Munich (after it...
AY 28 PA CON XLR
NZ$ 104,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
 “State of the Art & Cost - no - Object”  Timeless beauty - elegant, pure and full of innovative technology
2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode single-ended & true balanced vacuum- tube stereo...

Brinkmann

BR 03 PA MAR
SPECIAL PRICE: NZ$ 8,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Original: NZ$ 18,995.00 (incl. GST)
Saving: NZ$ 10,000.00 (incl. GST)
Brinkmann's introduction to Marconi linestage: A line stage has three duties. First, it switches the various sources. Second, it controls the playback volume. And third, it conditions the signal...
Brinkmann Marconi

Hegel Audio

HL 13 PA P20
NZ$ 5,750.00 ea (incl. GST)
The P20 is our entry into serious quality preamplifiers and offers an affordable door into the Hegel Reference line of products. Designing the P20 was not a task we took lightly. Many of the ideas...
HL 14 PA P30
NZ$ 10,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
The P30 is the best preamplifier ever developed by Hegel. With its patented technology and hand matched components, the P30 is a confident contender in the race towards being the best pre amplifier...
P30 TechnologyDualAmpDualPowerOrganic SoundSoundEngine
P30 Reviews

Krell

KL 05 PA ILL2
NZ$ 13,995.01 ea (incl. GST)
 The Illusion II is the perfect center piece for a world class digital and analog audio system. Added to the normal selection of balanced and single- ended inputs are five digital inputs. The...
EXTENDED REVIEW: The Illusion II preamplifier and power amplifier from Krell Duo 175 - The...
KL 06 PA ILL
NZ$ 28,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Crossover Highlights Owing to Krell’s work in the Modulari Duo Reference loudspeaker, the unique crossover feature is a highly sophisticated option. When the optional board is present, additional...

Luxman

LX 15 PA CL38
NZ$ 7,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
LUXMAN's vacuum tube amplifier legacySince the launch of our SQ-5A vacuum tube integrated amplifier in 1961, we have continued making vacuum tube amps without a break. We have produced many models...
LX 16 PX C700
NZ$ 12,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
LX 17 PA C900
NZ$ 20,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
New LECUA 1000 attenuator, a fully balanced configuration and a discretely configured ODNF circuit, directly coupled to the amplifier

Misc

VTL 01 PA TL6.5
NZ$ 20,000.00 ea (incl. GST)

Norma Audio

NA 30 PA SC2
NZ$ 11,750.00 ea (incl. GST)
In the REVO SC-2 preamplifier, a pure and elegant style combines with the most refined technology.
- Extreme low noise, high speed schematic topology and wide band ( >2 MHz ).- High filtering...
The problem with audio is proof. Or rather its absence. One can't prove superior...
NA 31 PA SC2PH
NZ$ 995.00 ea (incl. GST)
NA 33 PA SC2DC
NZ$ 3,995.00 ea (incl. GST)

Thrax Audio

TX 03 PA DION
NZ$ 30,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Control Amplifier with remote - Dionysos is a remote controlled single triode transformer coupled line level amplifier.  The control amplifier is still the centrepiece of each high-end...
Accepts both balanced and unbalanced input signals on RCA and XLR connectorsSwitches ground plane...
EXTENDED REVIEW - MAXIMUM ATTENTIONAnother rare ultra highlight of 2013 arrived. Rumen Artarski...

Vinnie Rossi

VR 08 PA L2 PRE
NZ$ 31,000.76 ea (incl. GST)
Likely the world’s first example of extreme performance derived from absolute circuit reductionism, the L2 Signature Preamplifier brings an unmatched listening experience. We configure only one...
L2 SIGNATURE PREAMPLIFIER features: Vinnie Rossi’s latest Class-A, ultra wide bandwidth directly...

Vitus Audio

VS 03 AP RL102
NZ$ 21,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
The new RL-101, is an evolutionary upgraded version of the original RL-100. However the new RL-101 does not use a battery power supply, as the technology we have developed for our Signature and...
Entry Level?!
VS 13 AP SL 103
Price on application
VITUS SIGNATURE SERIES: 
Opinion 1 - When a year ago I had the pleasure of first contact in our own backyard with the...
VS 31 AP MPL201
Price on application
Chosen for "The World's Best Audio System" at "The Soundstage Network" / Ultraaudio. "All of this adds up to some of the most cutting-edge amplifier and preamplifier designs the world has to offer....
EXTENDED REVIEW: When writing about equipment from top-tier companies such as those participating...

Ypsilon

YP 08 PA PST100P
NZ$ 42,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Conventional wisdom suggests that the most critical part of a preamplifier is the active circuit design. We, however, believe that the means of signal attenuation (the volume control) is the most...
EXTENDED REVIEW: Though essentially a two-man operation based in Athens, Greece (thats back in 2011...
YP 09 PA PST100A
NZ$ 62,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
PST – 100 is most certainly an impressive addition to YPSILON’s 100 series. It approaches the concept of pre amplification in an outstanding way. Its heart lies in the in house made transformers used...
EXTENDED REVIEW: Though essentially a two-man operation based in Athens, Greece (thats back in 2011...
YP 10 PA ULT
NZ$ 105,281.70 ea (incl. GST)
Conventional wisdom suggests that the most critical part of a preamplifier is the active circuit design. We, however, believe that the means of signal attenuation (the volume control) is the most...
EXTENDED REVIEW: Though essentially a two-man operation based in Athens, Greece (thats back in 2011...