L/is / LX/is AND P/is / PX/is PREAMPLIFIERS
Far from an afterthought or a redundancy, a high-capacity preamplifier captures the initial signal – which in the case of an older phonograph recording can be quite thin – and gives it volume and clarity while eliminating electronic noise. It is the critical start of the transformation from inert “information,” either digital or analog, to a fully dimensional soundscape that gives “truth in the hearing.” PBN preamplifiers are hand-built, with every resistor, choke or transformer precisely wired and soldered, tested and re-tested, and finally signed and shipped. Every model comes with its own power supply, engineered and built to the same exacting standards.
The newest addition to the phono pre-amp family is the Olympia OCE (Optical Cartridge Equalizer), incorporating the breakthrough infrared laser technology that reads the analog signal embedded in the recording’s grooves. The result: pure, vivid, analog sound. PBN is the first U.S. company to develop a pre-amp that seamlessly adapts this technology to your full audio system, with the same relentless drive for excellence you’ve come to expect from PBN.