pre1 aims at exactly the same target as all our products do: to achieve a warm, musical and most of all realistic sound that remains enjoyable even after many hours of listening. We achieved to give pre1 a high class performance, much higher than its price range. pre1 constitutes a great choice to be combined with a solid state or tube power amplifier. In both ways pre1 will give this already known, warm, friendly and analytical sound of LAB12.
Internally we use a matched pair of E88CC tubes in a special configuration and a solid state power supply with 4 regulation stages, offering smart filtering and more than enough capacity. Dual mono philosophy and Fine Symmetry® exist in every stage of the internal circuit and of course we use SRSG® topology in this gear too. Special selected parts like MKP audio grade capacitors and resistors with 0.1% accuracy, also contribute the production of the final detailed sound and the wider resolution.
pre1 offers five analog inputs and two preamplifier outputs, so that you can easily drive a bi-amping system or a power amplifier and active subwoofer(s) without any problem. Input selection can be performed by the on-face rotary switch or by remote control.
pre1 can be purchased in our standard Matt Black or Pearl White colors but can also be made available in a custom color of your choice.