The EMM Labs PRE2 Pre-amplifier embodies our recognition that the analogue preamp at the heart of every music system deserves the very best treatment because it handles every sound your system makes. Built on the heritage of the famous PA6i Meitner preamp, the PRE2-SE updates Ed Meitner’s classic to take a place at the forefront of 21st century preamp performance.
Eminent recording and mastering engineer Tom Jung explains: “Ed Meitner is the only guy on the planet who has an equally good understanding of both digital and analog circuitry”.
The EMM Labs PRE2 features six analog inputs, a recording loop, infrared remote control, multichannel ganging and, most importantly, stunning transparency. Due, in no small part, to the extraordinarily sophisticated contactless switching system, discrete circuitry, and the (proprietary) volume control.
Several PRE2’s can be daisy-chained via serial control port to provide the purest multichannel preamplifier operations.
The PRE2 also features our aerospace-grade composite laminate circuit boards. These provide several performance advantages over conventional boards:
- Copper traces are microscopically smooth on top and bottom, significantly reducing skin effect issues
- Naturally damped sandwich construction offers superior strength and vibration resistance
- Lower dielectric losses and superior heat conduction ensure a more uniform temperature gradient across the circuitry, increasing stability and longevity
All of this makes the EMM Labs PRE2 the most sophisticated solid-state analogue preamp ever created. Use it in your audio system and you’ll be able to control everything. Except, of course, your enthusiasm.
S/N ratio: 110dB (A-weighted)
THD: 1kHz <0.01%; 20kHz <0.01%
Frequency range: 0Hz-100kHz
Gain control range: Better than 62dB
Maximum output level: 21.9Vpp or 7.75Vrms (20 dBu)
Maximum input level: 5.6Vpp or 2Vrms (8.2 dBu)
Input impedance: XLR – 20KΩ, RCA – 10KΩ
Output impedance: XLR – 150Ω, RCA – 75Ω
System gain: +12dB
Stereo analog outputs: XLR and RCA
Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm