- on Audio/Video/Photography
- Published in issue 6/2000 on page 0
Valve Preamplifier (1)
Based on the ECL86
The good old valve amplifier is experiencing a renaissance. Consequently, we present a valve preamplifier that unquestionably belongs to the high end.In the high-end region, valve amplifiers enjoy uninterrupted popularity. Although a lot of things can be done with modern semiconductors, the old-fashioned valve is still very much in the news in elevated audio circles. In both domestic and studio equipment, valves are being used increasingly often in equipment such as compressors, equalisers, simple amplifiers, filters and the like. The objective is to achieve a warmer, more attractive sound than what can be obtained using only sterile semiconductor technology.