The Elysian Pre-amplifier II (EPre II) is a reference standard fully balanced pre-amplifier based on the original EPre but utilising our NEW ultra low distortion BJT amplifier stage.
The EPre II is machined from a single piece of high grade aluminium, incorporating a dual monaural, true zero feedback pre-amplifier with dedicated transformers and power supplies for the left channel, right channel and digital sections.
True Zero Feedback "TZFB"
The EPre II incorporates CAAS Audio’s bespoke parallel, ultra linear, ZERO feedback, BJT Class A buffer stage designed to reduce THD, IMD and TIM while providing the cable and load drive capability that passive pre-amps can not.
Switched Resistor Volume Control "SRVC"
The EPre II incorporates a fully balanced remote controllable, computer controlled, relay switched volume control. The circuit consist of a bank of high quality silver contact relays which switch different configurations of high precision, high quality metal film resistors to produce attenuation levels between -64dB and 0dB in 128 discrete steps of 0.5dB. Although this is a vastly more complex system than the standard audio potentiometer, the sonic purity achieved far exceeds that of any potentiometer on the market.
Switched Amplifier Modules "SAM"
The EPre II houses six (three per channel) separate zero feedback, class A operating (with zero switching distortion), DC coupled amplifier modules. This unique topology allows selection of the correct amplifier module and allows the EPre II to configure the most direct and purest signal path possible for any input / output configuration.
The EPre II is available in either an elegant silver or black anodized finish and features a beautifully sculptured, high quality, 5 axis CNC machined, aluminium chassis that has been milled from a single billet of high quality aluminium.