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...

Audia Flight

AF 14 PA FLS1
NZ$ 9,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Audia Flight initially announced the FLS1 concept about three years ago but then spent three years more before finally introducing the FLS1. It was crucial for Audia Flight team the experience made...
AF 21 PA STR NO1
Price on application
THE STRUMENTO SERIES
EXTENDED REVIEW: Volare Italia. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Prada, Versace, Giorgio...

Ayon Audio

AY 16 PA ERIS
NZ$ 9,495.00 ea (incl. GST)
"the Orbis (Eris) has all magic from a SE tube preamp with a bit warm in the midrange and its huge and holographic sound stage.”…..Reviewer: Melbguy 
Vacuum Tubeshe choice of signal and power tubes have a significant influence on the sound and hence...
Gerhard's (Ayon CEO) comments: Dear Terry,  Actually the Eris is the same as Orbis, the main...
AY 17 PA AUR RCA
NZ$ 10,995.00 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$ 1,495.00 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 19 PA AURRCAP
NZ$ 1,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
UPGRADE MM/MC PHONO MODLE for AYON AURIS PREAMP - RCA Unbalanced model After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable concept....
AY 20 PA AUR XLR
NZ$ 15,995.01 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$ 2,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
SIGNATURE UPGRADE MODULE for XLR BALANCED version of  AYON AURIS PREAMP After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable...
AY 22 PA AURXLRP
NZ$ 1,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
UPGRADE MM/MC PHONO MODLE for AYON AURIS PREAMP - XLR balanced model After the success of the "smaller" Ayon preamplifiers many customers approached us wishing a modular and upgradeable concept. The...
AY 23 PA POL LS
NZ$ 32,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
The Absolute Sound (USA) – "The Editors’ Choice Awards" This full-function preamplifier’s highlights include outstanding three-dimensional imaging and endless layering coupled with no fatiguing...
2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode/pentode vacuum-tube stereo preamplifier Unique new pure...
Extended review:  AYON POLARIS II (note - Since been updated to new POLARIS III)   
AY 26 PA POL PH
NZ$ 38,995.01 ea (incl. GST)
The Absolute Sound (USA) – "The Editors’ Choice Awards" This full-function preamplifier’s highlights include outstanding three-dimensional imaging and endless layering coupled with no fatiguing...
2 Chassis full-featured Class A – triode/pentode vacuum-tube stereo preamplifier Unique new pure...
AY 27 PA SPH LS
NZ$ 54,995.00 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...

Brinkmann

BR 03 PA MAR
NZ$ 15,995.01 ea (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

DarTZeel

DL 08 PA NHB18
NZ$ 49,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Leading-edge audio electronics  At this level of performance, every detail is of prime importance.   The delicate, small signal delivered by the sources is amplified by discrete devices, or...
Extended review:
DL 09 PA NHB18 P
NZ$ 59,995.01 ea (incl. GST)
Leading-edge audio electronics At this level of performance, every detail is of prime importance.   The delicate, small signal delivered by the sources is amplified by discrete devices, or by...
Extended review:

Hegel Audio

HL 13 PA P20
NZ$ 4,995.00 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...

JAVA Audio

JA 01 AP SSHOT
NZ$ 2,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
ConstructionPremium materials were selected for the JAVA based on their aesthetic qualities, their durability and their ability to isolate structural vibration and minimise resonance.
JA 02 AP DSHOT
NZ$ 3,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Construction
JA 03 AP TSHOT
NZ$ 4,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
ConstructionPremium materials were selected for the JAVA based on their aesthetic qualities, their durability and their ability to isolate structural vibration and minimise resonance.
Inputs - 3 RCA, 2XLR,  Outputs - 1 RCA, 1 XLR + 1 high-end Headphone Luxury CNC-machined...

Luxman

LX 16 PX C700
NZ$ 12,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
LX 17 PA C900
NZ$ 20,995.00 ea (incl. GST)

Misc

WFS STP PREAMP
SPECIAL PRICE: NZ$ 2,250.00 ea (incl. GST)
Original: NZ$ 5,600.00 (incl. GST)
Saving: NZ$ 3,350.00 (incl. GST)
It all seemed to be about removing minor barriers in whose absence recorded urgency, intensity and directness communicated themselves more strongly. I'd call this effect an energiser, rejuvenator and...
Standard STP-SE Features Input / Output wiring upgraded to Kimber Tcss wire 2nd stage filtering...

PS Audio

PS 18 PA BHK
NZ$ 9,400.02 ea (incl. GST)
Preamps can make or break a system; holding back rich details buried in the music. They are the critical link between sources and power amplifiers. Precious few of them–only a handful really–...
High current oversized transformerPower supplies play a critical role in the performance of any...

Thrax Audio

TX 03 PA DION
NZ$ 40,995.00 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...

VAC

VA05 PA REN
NZ$ 17,495.00 ea (incl. GST)
OVERWIEW   The VAC Renaissance Mk III Preamplifier is a development of the preamplifier section from the highly regarded VAC Phi Beta Integrated amplifier and provides balanced and single-...
The first Valve Amplification Company component I ever heard was in the system of a good friend: a...
VA05 PA REN PH
NZ$ 20,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
OVERVIEWThe VAC Renaissance Mk III Preamplifier is a development of the preamplifier section from the highly regarded VAC Phi Beta Integrated amplifier and provides balanced and single-ended input...
The first Valve Amplification Company component I ever heard was in the system of a good friend: a...
VA06 PA SIG
NZ$ 31,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Deluxe, fully balanced hand-wired preamplifier with manual signal switching - the culmination of eight years' research and development, this is VAC's finest preamplifier. Its new and unique circuit...
Valves! Who uses this term nowadays?
VA06 PA SIG PH
NZ$ 42,495.00 ea (incl. GST)
Signature MkIIa SE PreamplifierNot long ago, the Signature Mk IIa was the finest preamplifier you could buy. In production since 2000, this enduring classic marked the introduction of the basic,...
I had a wonderful audio moment the other night. It was late in the evening, after a long day. I was...
VA07 PA MAST
NZ$ 43,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
As in the Statement Line Stage, the volume control is a massive custom-made, multisection, 2.2 kg brass volume control with internal brass shielding. Remote-control capability is implemented via a...
Separate PSU Balanced circuit Statement-sourced 2.2kg brass volume ...
VA07 PA MAST PH
NZ$ 64,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
As in the Statement Line Stage, the volume control is a massive custom-made, multisection, 2.2 kg brass volume control with internal brass shielding. Remote-control capability is implemented via a...
◦ Separate PSU ◦ Balanced circuit ◦ Statement-sourced 2.2kg brass volume control ◦ 5 inputs fitted...
VA08 PA STATE
NZ$ 121,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Mechanical Design The chassis is machined at VAC from high-grade, non-ferrous aluminum and processed through a series of plating steps. The resulting AICuNiCr chassis possesses superior RF rejection...

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
NZ$ 51,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
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
The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we...

Ypsilon

YP 08 PA PST100P
NZ$ 42,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
YP 09 PA PST100A
NZ$ 62,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
YP 10 PA ULT
NZ$ 105,281.70 ea (incl. GST)