The Ten Octave Audio Model LP1 tube preamplifiers are now in production.
This is the production version of the preamp that was previewed at the Carver Fest 2018.
Each unit is currently hand-built when we receive an order, although we are planning to have several in inventory
for immediate shipment as time allows.
The normal price on these units offered wholesale to retailers will be $699.99. We expect the retail pricing to be about $999.
We are offering a special price for one unit each to current (as of March 3, 2019) Carver site members (until the end of March 2019.)
That price is 569.99 plus actual insured shipping from 30233 (plus sales tax if applicable.)
This price includes a custom made double wall shipping box with dense foam inserts to prevent any damage in shipping and it should be reusable.
Technical features of the LP1 Line stage tube preamp:
double thickness printed circuit board to prevent flex or damage from repeated tube insertions for those who love to roll tubes!
double thickness copper traces on pcb
4" height allows buyer to use 12AX7 tubes with adapter if desired
uses ultra low noise, minimum 5000 hour life 6N2-EV mil spec tubes that have much lower microphonic levels and lower floor noise than even the best 12AX7s available
Cardas audio grade silver solder used for the entire build
Tube rectified power supply
high quality sealed ALPS potentiometer volume control
heavy (16) gauge powder coated steel case on all sides
audio grade capacitors... MKP, Panasonic and Wima used in the audio path
carbon comp resistors selected to optimize audio quality and used in specific locations where carbon comps produce a higher quality sound in tube applications. Allen Bradleys are used in most cases.
ground plane grid for lower floor noise
Regulated and fully adjustable DC power used for all audio tube filament voltages. This is rarely found even in the most expensive units
relay switched inputs
RCA shorting plugs included for unused inputs
heavy duty heat sink on filament voltage regulation transistor
custom wound power transformer
gold plated RCA jacks
thick custom anodized aluminum faceplate
We think it sounds great, too.
Feedback about the early units produced:
“first impression is wow!”
“I am BLOWN away with the 275/10 Octave combination. It’s as good as anything I’ve ever heard.”
“Sounds better than my Sunfire.”
"This is an amazing preamp. I think I've finally got a system together that I'm really happy with. It pairs perfectly with the 275."
member buyer in Illinois, "Sounds great.. Have the factory 12AX7s in the 350s and its very nice. Enjoying the hell out of it!"
member buyer in Arizona, "I installed it in a test system and it sounds great."
"it’s a superbly made, well crafted instrument!"
To order please send iamjohngalt a private message and include your email and
cell/text contact so we can make arrangements for payment, manufacture,
Bill (fxbill) and David (iamjohngalt)
Ten Octave Audio