XP3 Preamplifier Pure class A
An exciting and unique sound ...
Preamplifier with Bjt transistor technology input and output stages
1 Megahertz Preamp Bandwidth
4 Unbalanced RCA Inputs
1 Balanced XLR Input
Bypass Home Theater
(RCA and XLR)
(RCA and XLR)
2 Trigger Output
Extraudio AC input filters
EMI and RF anti-interference
IMPORTANCE OF THE PREAMPLIFIER
90% of the sound of an audio system is created in the preamplifier. Preamplifiers are the foundation of the audio system, which is why they are the most difficult audio products to create. These devices handle very weak electrical signals and are exposed to interference and other disturbances, hence the importance of the preamplifier in the audio system.
Unlike other manufacturers, at Extraudio we strongly believe that the audio signal should be pre-amplified before it reaches the volume control, so that it is more protected. In the Extraudio XP3 we use a very low tolerance, airtight, dual-channel potentiometer for a great stereo feel and spatiality.
The Extraudio XP3 preamplifier has been created with pure Class A BJT transistor stages and minimising the audio signal throughput to have a flat response, with a totally punchy sound in the low frequencies and also very analogue, but with a lot of speed and expressiveness.
The XP3 is characterized by its organic and real sound, with the perfect timbre of musical instruments, and capable of conveying all the emotion of music like no other preamplifier.
The routing of audio tracks is vital. That’s why we take exquisite care with the crosstalk of the audio tracks, as well as bathing all our PCBs in electrolytic gold to improve conductivity. All this gives us an extra silence, and a spectacular separation of the three frequency bands -low, medium and high-, achieving that the instruments are defined, separated and with their exact pitch, without mixing or clouding each other. In short, an electronic device that transmits real music.
CONNECTIVITY AND HOME THEATER
In the Extraudio XP3 we have incorporated compatibility with home theatre systems, with specific RCA and XLR inputs, turning the preamplifier into a bypass for your home theatre.
This functionality will allow you to connect an AV processor to the power amplifiers through the XP3. This way, when you want to watch a movie using a home theatre AV system, by connecting the XP3 bypass you can still enjoy the sound quality of a superb stereo amplifier, such as the Extraudio XP-A800, connected to the front speakers without having to change or disconnect speaker cables, or invest more money in a second audio amplifier.
The Extraudio XP3 has three RCA line inputs and a balanced XLR input, in addition to the aforementioned home theatre by-pass inputs.
Last but not least, Extraudio has not forgotten about vinyl fans. With them in mind, we have integrated an RCA turntable input and grounding for the XP3.
The Extraudio XP3 features two outputs, one RCA and one XLR. One of them can be used to feed a stereo power amplifier and the second one, for example, to connect one or two subwoofers, these outputs are independent.
The unit also incorporates two trigger outputs to power other products directly from the preamplifier.
Finally, an optional internal turntable preamplifier module for MM/MC Extraudio PH2 capsules is available for internal installation.
As for the design and aesthetics of the XP3 preamplifier’s exterior, we maintain the Extraudio style: minimalist, timeless and neutral. Extraudio equipment blends perfectly into any home, be it modern or classic in style.
In the chassis, we have applied our construction experience, based on the use of solid 6000 aeronautical aluminium panels of the highest hardness and quality. This construction provides strength and durability to the product, minimizing vibrations.
The front aesthetics of the XP3 preamplifier have been designed in a simple way. On the front panel, in addition to the power button, there are two knobs: one for volume control and one for input selection. Linked to the latter are six LEDs in the central part with their respective legends, which, when illuminated, indicate the corresponding active input. At Extraudio we think that everything else should be inside the product, controlled by our software, and not fill the exterior with banal things.
The XP3 preamplifier includes the exclusive Extraudio remote control, conceived from a different approach, looking for the user’s comfort.
Extraudio sought to offer a device in which battery life and operating distance were its main features. Both objectives have been largely achieved.
The remote control does not have removable batteries but integrates an internal battery that only needs to be recharged with a standard USB charger.
The transmission range is 20 to 80 meters, depending on the country of use and the electromagnetic or RF interference present.
The design retains the minimalist line, the hallmark of Extraudio’s products, based on 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, pursuing a more efficient and ergonomic creation. We stand for functionality and form in design and not banality.
The Extraudio XP3 preamplifier represents a milestone of technology at the service of the high-end audio user, reaching up to Megahertz at the high end of the frequency spectrum. This breadth of frequency response is totally unusual and is truly a superlative added value, allowing us to perceive the true intention of the music producer or artist when they recorded their music. It transports us into an overflowing world of aural reality, with unparalleled energy and dynamics, recreating an unprecedented 3D holographic sound stage, but all without causing auditory fatigue.
You won’t stop wanting to turn it up and turn it up! And you’ll understand why audiophiles and reviewers from various countries, after listening to the Extraudio XP3 preamplifier, have called it “a masterpiece of sound”.
“Enjoy your music with Extraudio products”.
5Hz to >250Khz +0dB
5Hz +0db to 1Mhz -1dB
Maximun Volts input:
(Balanced – Unbalanced)
20V rms / 10V rms
Maximun Volts Out:
(Balanced – Unbalanced)
12V rms / 6V rms
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Signal To Noise Ratio:
(Balanced – Unbalanced)
12db / 6db
(Balanced / Unbalanced)
120K / 60K Ohms
63 Volume steps.
(ALPS BLUE BEAUTY Motorized, controlled by microcontroller)
Select Input, optical rotary encoder (ALPS 18 steps)
115V or 230VAC 50/60Hz, 20W – 0.5W standby
Eco-design (ErP) & Energy Star compliant standby consumption of < 0.5W
Safety approved and verified for EMC compliance
(Product W x H x D)
44 x 12 x 40 cm
(Shipping W x H x D)
66 x 66 x 37 cm
(20 kg) Shipping.
4 pair unbalanced RCA +0db
1 Pair Balanced XLR -6db
1 Processor AV +0db
(RCA and XLR connectors)
1 Pair Unbalanced RCA
1 Pair Balanced XLR
Power Control connectors:
2 Trigger IN/OUT
These pre-specifications are subject be changed without notice. EXTRAUDIO BV – 2022 (The Netherlands)