Gato Audio PRD-3S NPM Preamplifier / DAC

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Gato Audio Prd-3S | Preamplifier | Audio Emotion

Gato Audio Prd-3S | Preamplifier | Audio Emotion
Gato Audio Prd-3S | Preamplifier | Audio Emotion

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    OWN A NON-S MODEL?
    WANT TO UPGRADE TO THE FULL 'S' SPEC?

    DIA-250 > DIA-250S
    DIA-400 > DIA-400S
    PRD-3 > PRD-3S

    "S" is for Super

    the PRD-3S is anything else than the subtle makeover of the standard PRD-3. It is a highly improved and extremely high performing preamplifier designed and optimized to work with our brand new PWR-222 mono blocks. It now even features an aptX Bluetooth receiver circuit that enables streaming from computer, phone or tablet in high quality.

    We changed and improved the electrical circuits and layouts in more than twenty ways, the most significant being:

    • Optimized mains filter
    • Improved general and local power supplies
    • New input stage
    • Improved line stage
    • New analogue stages in the D/A converter
    • Improved digital signal routing
    • Updated firmware
    • Improved connectors
    • Incorporated aptX Bluetooth module

    Don't miss the opportunity to give this preamplifier a listen we are certain that it will impress with clean, smooth and detailed pre-amplification that does not only offer built-in D/A converter and aptX Bluetooth but also the ability to bring out the best in your setup.

    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 upsampled 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 theater input. The HT input can turn the preamplifier into a fixed level preamplifier for use in a surround setup, without compromising the sonic performance.

    Features:

    • Built in 24bit/192kHz D/A converter with upsampling
    • Coax, optical and asynchronous USB digital input up to 24bit/192kHz, optical up to 24bit/96kHz
    • aptX Bluetooth 4.0 receiver
    • 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

    Technical Specifications

    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
    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 pair 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
    Power Requirements 115 VAC/230 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1000W 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

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