Black Sand Audio is the only dealer in Canada authorized to sell the complete line of SST products.
Interesting trades considered.
MSRP: $5200USD / $6880CND
The Thoebe II listed for sale here is brand new and fully loaded with the DAC and Phono option installed from the factory.
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SST proudly presents the all-new Thoebe II preamplifier. Fitted with the refinements and features one expects of a modern-day preamp, the Thoebe II will deliver all of your music with style and beauty at an attractive price.
Impressive standard features include a highly transparent volume control, bass and treble tone controls, high/low gain settings and a world-class headphone amplifier. Additionally, the Thoebe II can be configured with available add-on options like a reference-level DAC and/or phonostage. The Thoebe II is about ultimate control and flexibility—the perfect preamplifier for any music source.
Deriving its lineage from its award-winning mother, the Ambrosia 2000 Second Edition preamplifier, but boasting more than a few unique features in it’s own right, the Thoebe II is destined to be a classic in its own time. Invite the Thoebe II into your listening room and find out quickly what kind of “guest” has arrived—one that won’t be leaving anytime soon!
Optional DAC and/or phonostage: DAC ESS Sabre (9018) 32-bit DAC chip Asynchronous, galvanically isolated USB input supports up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM and DSD64 + DSD128 Phonostage Moving magnet discrete Class A design and newly developed RIAA optimized topology Powerful and transparent built-in Class A headphone amplifier, standard Digitally-controlled, channel independent, highly-advanced tone control Remarkably transparent and innovative resistive-ladder type volume control unique to the Thoebe II High/low gain setting Phase and balance controls Large, easy-to-read (and dimmable) LED display Internal USB connection for any future software updates Optional solid billet aluminum full-function remote control Heavy gauge steel case and thick anodized aluminum faceplate SPECIFICATIONS
Inputs Phono: 42dB Line (balanced and unbalanced): 19dB high gain, 16dB low gain Tone Controls ± 5dB nominal Turnover points: Bass 300Hz; Treble 3kHz nominal Maximum Output 10V RMS unbalanced 20V RMS balanced Input Impedance 62kΩ unbalanced 100kΩ balanced Output Impedance 50Ω, all outputs Headphone Output 1Ω, 388mW (300Ω) Noise (Awt) MM: 70µV (22µV with 400-20kHz filter) Line: 10µV unbalanced, 18µV balanced THD (Awt, 20Hz-20kHz) .006% max inputs to main outputs @ 1V RMS rated output Frequency Response Phono: ± 1.2dB max deviation (5mV in, RIAA Equalized, 20Hz–20kHz) Line: 20Hz–20kHz, ± 0.25dB max deviation Dimensions 14⅝" L x 17½" W x 4⅛" H Weight: Without phonostage: 25 lbs. With phonostage: 28 lbs.
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