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Audio Note M3 Pre Amplifier (M3 Phono & M3 Line)

Audio Note M3 Pre Amplifier (M3 Phono & M3 Line)

Regular price £7,542.72 GBP
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*In accordance with the wishes of Audio Note, this product cannot be purchased by mail order, so will always show as 'out of stock' here, if you would like to purchase one please get in contact for more information*

*Audio Note items are supplied to order, please allow approximately 8 weeks for build time*

The M3 pre amplifier is available as both a line only pre amplifier and one equipped with an inbuilt phono stage. In total there are 4 inputs, on the Phono version one is for the phono stage and the other 3 are at line level.

Both designs have mono stepped attenuators for the volume control and feature the same preamplification stages which uses ECC82 and a 5687WB dual triodes.

The power supply is powered by a 6X5 valve rectifier and uses and ECL82 for regulation and a 5651 for voltage stabilisation. This complex power supply is derived from the work done developing their serious M10 Galahad power supply.

Parts quality is also excellent as you'd expect from Audio Note, with copper wiring, a mix of standard and tantalum resistors in key areas, Audio Note copper foil in oil signal capacitors and custom electrolytic capacitors used throughout the circuit.

The output stage is transformer coupled using in-house designed and manufactured, custom Audio Note output transformers which feature I-E M4 cores and copper windings. The transformer coupled output facilitates both single ended and balanced connections.

The phono versions includes an additional three 5670 valves for the RIAA stage, copper foil in oil capacitors and its own internal valve rectified and regulated power supply  

The M3 pre amplifier in all guises produces an effortless sound with a wonderfully deep and spacious sound stage. 

Technical Specifications:

Input Impedance: 100K Ohms - Line Level & 47K Ohms - Phono
Input Sensitivity: 126mV for 1V Output
Output Impedance: <10 Ohms
Unit Weight: 16 kg
Unit Dimensions (HxWxD): 140mm x 440mm x 410mm

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