Emotiva's USP-1 is an analog path stereo preamplifier controlled by a microprocessor. It comes equipped with a Home Theater Bypass as well as a bass management system. It's being priced at $399. The 2-channel preamplifier has seven stereo inputs, a tape monitor loop, headphone output and illuminated front dials in the black casing.
As the 60th anniversary of the respected luxury home entertainment solutions manufacturer McIntosh Laboratories rolls around, the company has unveiled its “Classic System” available at authorized dealers. This line reissues some of the most legendary McIntosh components for consumers to relive history, including the 1961 MC75 monoblock tube amplifier and 1962 C22 preamplifier.
The PP-3 Digital Phono Preamplifier from high performance A/V company NAD will be a welcome addition to anyone with an extensive vinyl collection. It allows the easy transfer of music from vinyl to digital storage like a PC, iPod or MP3 player. It is also fully equipped to convert CDs, tapes and FM radio to digital format as well.
This week’s EHX Spring will see the unveiling of Audio Design Associates’ new Suite 7.1 HD home theater decoder/preamp. It will hit markets in 2009’s second quarter at a suggested retail price of $5,499. This unit is only 1.75 inches high, so it's designed to fit into home theater equipment racks. Connected components can be remotely controlled if hooked up to your home network.
Canadian electronics manufacturer Paradigm has improved upon its old Statement design many times over with the new Statement D2v version 2 that is now shipping for $7,499 USD. This preamplifier/processor is packed with high-end inputs, outputs and a robust feature sets. The version 2 takes the original inputs and outputs of its predecessor and doubles them.