The Bespoke Audio Company passive magnetic preamplifier

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The Bespoke Audio Company preamplifier

There’s a sub-set of audio owners who seem to object to their luxury goods being luxurious. They seem to resent the idea that a product that might cost £1,000 in a tin box can cost 10x as much because it’s built to an unparalleled level. We should all make do with the tin box goes the logic, because everything else is frivolous. And if that’s the case then the Bespoke Audio should make them boil over with angst. Or maybe jealousy. But, here’s the thing: alongside that vocal group, there are people who think in a diametrically opposite way: “What’s wrong with a little luxury? I’ve earned it. I deserve it. And a preamplifier made exclusively for me is still a hell of a lot cheaper than a Porsche 911, and has the advantage of not making me look like a complete bell-end when trying to use it.”

Personally, I love the idea of having a preamplifier made for me, even if it’s something I cannot afford at this time. It’s the ultimate in audio self-expression, a statement of audiophile intent up there with getting your turntable tattooed on your chest (but not as painful, or as insane). If you are looking for a bargain, keep looking. But if you are looking for the last preamplifier you’ll ever buy, the Bespoke Audio has got your name on it… literally!

Technical Specifications

Type: Custom made transformer passive line preamplifier

All specifications subject to client’s demands and wishes. As tested:

Inputs: 3× XLR stereo pair, 3× RCA stereo pair

Outputs: 1× XLR stereo pair, 3× RCA stereo pair

Auxiliary Input/Output: One

Signal attenuation: 46 discrete steps over a 67.5dB range in 1.5dB increments

Optional remote control

Extensive range of finish options and colours

Dimensions (H×W×D): 11×30.5×34.5cm

Weight: 14kg

Price: from £9,000

Manufactured by: The Bespoke Audio Company


Tel: +44(0)1424 756471

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