Extraudio Preamplifier XP1 Pure Class A
“The magic of vacuum tubes”
Extraudio a different concept focused on satisfing the experience of the audiophile…
Our XP1 pure class A preamplifier has been designed without compromise. More than six years of research have given the result that we were seeking, a live sound that is both honest and sincere; an unequalled flat frequency response at all the frequencies between 0,5Hz and 350Khz; a faithful reproduction of the recorded music that captures the authentic sound of live music.
The XP1 preamplifier has real punch, a great midrange and detail; all of this within an extremely high frequency response, with unbelievable spatiality and total transparency. All the frequencies are perfectly defined and separated from each other creating a soundstage identical to the original recording. A forthright sound with perfect dynamics and tone, with real sustain of the musical notes, and with exceptional musicality.
NOTE: This model is available in two versions, Normal or Premium, contact us or your distributor.
In Extraudio, we believe that 90% of the sound is created by the preamplifier so we have worked on this stage in order to develop a product of reference. We have achieved four different sounds, without the use of equalization, corresponding to four styles of music and so each user can tailor the sound according to his or her taste in music.
We have also worked on the compatibility with other brands and products studying the different characteristics, impedances and synergies between these products and our own. After many tests and measurements, we have verified that that our XP1 preamplifier, irrespective of whether it is used with our power amplifier or with any other, contributes much, much more to the reproduction of recorded music than other products, which lose or fail to define perfectly.
One of the main characteristics of the XP1 preamplifier is that the electronics disappear and give way to the beauty and reality of the music. The musicians seem to appear in your listening room and you feel that you are no longer listening to an apparatus. This is a unique listening experience.
It allows you to perceive every detail of the recording and rediscover all your favourite discs, enjoy the music.
For balanced inputs and outputs and for galvanic isolation, we use audiophile grade transformers. The windings are arranged to give perfect symmetry if the transformer is used in input and output applications. The two coil structure also greatly improves immunity to external magnetic fields from power supplies and motors. Primary and secondary windings are separated by electrostatic shields. The transformer is housed in a mu-metal can.
Our remote control has been conceived from a different approach – seeking the convenience of the user. Extraudio wished to offer battery life and operating distance as its main features and these objectives have been achieved.
The remote control does not have removable batteries but has a rechargeable internal battery that only needs recharging after 100 days in conditions of normal use.
It includes an integrated USB battery charger with a charge indicator that can be used with any USB port.
The transmission range is from 20 to 80 meters, “depending on the country used and electromagnetic and RF interference”.
The design is minimalist according to Mies Van Der Rohe’s philosophy of “less is more”. There are only four buttons: On, Off, Volume up and down and Mute. The concept behind this remote control is unusual but in the end it is a more efficient and ergonomic creation.
0,5Hz to > 350Khz +0 -1db
Low Frequency: -0,20db 0.5Hz
High Frequency: -0,24db 350kHz
Noise level dynamic range / dBA:
Total armonic distortion / THD:
120K ohms Balanced, 60K ohms RCA
Processor AV input: 0dB RCA and XLR output.
Analog inputs: 4 pair unbalanced RCA + 1 Pair Balanced XLR +
Processor AV (RCA and XLR connectors)
Inputs (6): PHONO, CD, TUNER, AUX (RCA).
BALANCED (XLR). IN PROCESSOR AV
(XLR and RCA connectors).
20V RMS BAL, 10V RMS RCA.
Separation of stereo channels: > -82dB.
62 Volume steps. (ALPS BLUE BEAUTY Motorized, controlled by microcontroller), Select Input, optical rotary encoder (ALPS 18 steps).
100V, 120V or 230VAC 50/60Hz, 79 watts – 0,5w standby
Energy Star & EU specs, Extraudio X250 Pure Class AD is equipped with a high power amplification module with very low power consumption, with an energy efficiency of 94.4%.
44,5 cm W by 12,5 cm H by 39,5 cm
D 56,5 cm W by 24 cm H by 52,5 cm D (shipping)
39 lbs. (18 kg) Net; 52 lbs. (24 kg) Shipping.
Standard version: Electro Harmonix 6922 Gold pin. (balanced triode and matched pair).
1 Pair unbalanced Gold RCA + 1 Pair Balanced Neutrik XLR
These pre-specifications are subject be changed without notice.
EXTRAUDIO BV, The Netherlands
EXTRAUDIO POWER SUPPLIES:
Extraudio’s six power supply, the Extraudio power supplies are responsible for providing harmonics and food for Extraudio products.
Extraudio power supplies have been designed with five basic concepts, specially designed for audio products, calculated in audio frequency and not in electrical frequency, they consist of three stages: transistorized for maximum current delivery, regulated for a minimum ripple and with Stabilization protection for a very low noise level and high protection for audio stages and circuits.
Power supply Audio grade capacitor “Elna, Jantzen, Mundorf, Jupiter wax”
Soft start circuit for protection of thermoionic valves and Automatic 60 seconds warm-up/brown-out mute, All power supplies and product power on is controlled by microcontroller.
Extraudio chassis are robust and durable and function as a precise technical solution, designed to protect and enhance Extraudio sound.
The chassis is a kind of safety box in which we keep our electronic PCBs and eliminate external interference and vibrations.
All parts of the chassis were designed and built to a greater than normal thickness, to cancel out vibrations and provide better isolation from interference. The aluminum used in its construction is that of the best aeronautical quality, resulting in superior firmness and conductivity.
All the electronic components and pieces are assembled by hand in Europe by fully qualified personnel. All the electronic components are selected and paired by hand, so that the stereo sensation is precise, the exact timbre and ultimately the absolute sound, this is one of the secrets of Extraudio products, no machine can choose and weld the components with this level of tolerance and accuracy, from that accuracy Extraudio sound is born, an incredible stereo image where instruments can be seen and played, a transparent, silent sound and an impressive 3D holography.
All Extraudio products incorporate Mundorf, Jantzen or Jupiter Wax capacitors paper in oil audio grade.
Reed Relay audio for low signals.
Premium Gold fuse for audio applications.
Premium Elna SILMIC II electrolytic capacitors for audio applications.
Premium Alps Blue Beauty motor potentiometer for volume control, Alps rotary encoder.
Gold-plated RCA input.
Gold-plated XLR neutrik for balanced input
Heavy-duty pure gold plated speaker terminals “WBT Germany“.
EXTRAUDIO POWER AND AUDIO TRANSFORMER:
The formulation of the different Extraudio transformers has taken us 2 years of Research and development, more than 30 prototypes were necessary to reach the desired quality, since our products can undergo sound ripples, we use specific toroids with our exclusive core of sand, not ferric.
Our transformers are manufactured only in Europe, expressly formulated for audio products, complying with IEC standards, with UL / CSA certifications, with KEMA KEUR (ENEC).
The Extraudio transformer was designed and built without compromising reliability. It ensures: low radiation, low mechanical vibration, high quality cabling, sand core and no hum, especially for low audio signals.
Extraudio high performance audio transformers for the conversion of low frequency audio signals unbalanced to balanced “with layers of Mu-Metal material”.
Complements, accessories and unique options, created to exponentially increase your Extraudio system.
With these accessories you will get the highest quality Extraudio experience, just as we have designed it for you to get and enjoy the absolute sound that we all seek.
HP1 Option, internal PCB, turntable preamp for MM type cartridge, minimalist construction.
Extraudio Artisan High End audio cables.