Merrill Audio Christine Preamplifier


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Finally, experience the illusion of space with detail, midrange and a solid holographic image. Hear the speed and bottom end grip with slam on the music. The Christine Reference Preamplifier from Merrill Audio is the finest preamplifier to date. It delivers a superb, musically engaging presentation—fully engaging, never, ever, fatiguing. The Christine Reference Preamplifier will make you sit up in your chair in wonder and realism.

The Christine Reference Pre-amplifier is built with the finest components and attention to every detail like no other. Hand routed PCB layout of each trace, the placement of the trace, the length of the trace, the multistage power supplies, the selection and matching of the finest components, balanced configuration, isolation of power, all hand soldered connections, Silver plated pure copper wire with Teflon sleeving are only some of the engineering that make the Christine Reference Preamplifier so special. Each unit is hand built and tested from the board level up to the finished unit. An external AC/DC power supply unit ensures very quiet operations. This multistage Kratos power supply is so good, that power cords do not make a difference and the unit is impervious to noise on the AC line.

Features of the Christine preamplifier:

  • Dual Independent Outputs
  • 4 Inputs with independent preset gain to normalize all input volumes
  • Maximum and minimum volume setting for protection and convenience
  • Adjustable display brightness
  • Delayable automatic display turn off
  • Absolute polarity settings
  • Remote control for ease of control and stored settings
  • Non-volatile memory to save settings when power is removed
  • Factory Reset capable
  • Large 1.25 inch white LED 8×8 matrix display for easy reading
  • Auto shutoff when power failure is detected or turned off
  • Isoacoustics GAIA III footers

Specifications of the Christine preamplifier

  • Input Voltage max: +/- 10V
  • Output Voltage max: +/- 12V
  • Frequency Response: 800kHz 0.1db, 1.5MHz -3db
  • S/N: 120dB
  • THD: 0.003%
  • Inputs: 4 balanced with individual gain presets
  • Outputs: 2 balanced with individual level presets
  • Volume range: -84db to +26db in 0.5dB steps (0 to +115)
  • Input Preset Gain Range: +/- 12dB
  • Output Preset Range: 0 to 115dB
  • Preset Max volume level: 0 to 115dB
  • Preset Min Volume level: 0 to 115dB
  • Display Brightness settings: 1 to 9, and off
  • Display delay dim time range: 5 sec to 25 sec
  • Permanently saved settings
  • Double-fused external power supply
  • Remote Control
  • Display Size: 1.25″ high x 6″ wide, blue LED dot matrix
  • Remote Trigger: 12V, 20mA

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Merrill Audio




Christine Preamplifier


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