Gato Audio PRD-3 Pre Amplifier

Gato Audio PRD-3 Pre Amplifier
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£2,190.00
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  • Built in 24bit/192kHz D/A converter with up-sampling
  • Coax, optical and asynchronous USB digital input up to 24bit/192kHz
  • Accepts digital streaming directly from Apple iPad
  • Two unbalanced and one balanced inputs
  • One unbalanced and two balanced outputs
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Gato Audio PRD-3 Pre Amplifier

The Gato Audio PRD-3 preamplifier features low noise analogue circuitry, true 24bit/192Khz conversion, up-sampling of the lesser quality and a very clean internal clock generator for ultra low jitter in the digital domain.

Smooth analogue music

The analogue input stage is where everything begins. It not only connects external inputs and the built-in D/A converter with the output stage, it adapts impedances, adjusts levels and switches signals. A super-gentle embrace of the delicate analogue signals is important for the total performance of the preamplifier. At Gato Audio we have utilized our many years of experience in "voicing" analogue amplifiers to make this particular stage perform at its very best. We tuned the input stage to perform with a natural and lifelike sound, affecting the original signal as little as possible.

More than just a Preamp

The built-in D/A converter offers real high end performance, enabled by the use of a dedicated power supply, a balanced-drive Burr-Brown PCM1794 D/A converter, an optimized high bandwidth I/V converter, and an analogue stage with low-Q, low pass filters. All digital inputs are up-sampled to 24bit/192kHz. This D/A converter will upgrade any digital source - such as wired or wireless streaming from your computer or CD drive - to a high end level of detail and musical performance.

Versatility and Connectivity

We had our eye on versatility and connectivity when designing this preamplifier. The PRD-3 offers not only a wide range of digital and analogue inputs, but also line outputs, a trigger signal for external power amplifiers, and a configurable home theatre input. The HT input can turn the preamplifier into a fixed level preamplifier for use in a surround setup, without compromising the sonic performance.

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  • Built in 24bit/192kHz D/A converter with upsampling
  • Coax, optical and asynchronous USB digital input up to 24bit/192kHz
  • Accepts digital streaming directly from Apple iPad
  • Two unbalanced and one balanced inputs
  • One unbalanced and two balanced outputs
  • Nonmagnetic enclosure
  • Direct function; enables use in home theater sytems
  • Finishes: High Gloss Black, High Gloss Walnut, High Gloss White

Technical stuff

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-100 kHz - 0.5 dB 
  • Signal to noise ratio: < 110 dB 
  • Line out maximum level: 13V balanced, 6,5V unbalanced 
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0,001% pre out 
  • Input impedance: 20 kΩ RCA or 40 kΩ Balanced 
  • Line output impedance: 75 Ω 
  • Voltage gain: 10 dB

Connectors

  • Balanced analogue inputs: 1 pair gold plated XLR Neutrik 
  • Unbalanced analogue inputs: 2 pairs of gold plated RCA Stereo 
  • Digital inputs: 1 pc USB type B, 1 pc Toslink, 1 pc RCA 
  • Balanced analogue outputs: 2 pairs gold plated XLR Neutrik 
  • Unbalanced analogue outputs: 1 pair of gold plated RCA Stereo 
  • Speaker output: 2 pairs of gold plated safety banana 
  • Trigger:, 12 V 1 pc mini jack

Size & Power

  • Power Requirements: 115 VAC/230 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 30W max 
  • Power consumption: stdb/idle/max < 1W/14W/30W 
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 325 x 105 x 420 mm / 12.8 x 4.1 x 16.5" 
  • Weight:  7 kg / 15.4 lb

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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