The thing about high end brands is that they don’t have one or two whole new product line-ups, like the more commercial brands. Isn’t that why we love high end? A design takes time and at that level it can withstand the test of time for a few years. A beautiful example is the brand Audio Research. They have a range called the G Series. The G stands for Galileo. Let’s take a closer look at the G Series preamplifier: the Audio Research GSPre preamplifier.
Nerve centre of a system
The Audio Research GSPre preamplifier is the nerve centre of a system: not only directing signals and providing attenuation, but also interpreting and deciphering complex signals to create a musical story with the drama and intrigue befitting your favourite songs.
The job of a preamplifier is to do its work discretely, leaving the musical signal with as little signature as possible, yet still unravelling the chapters that comprise the lyrical narratives of the source material. With decades of expertise creating some of the finest preamplifiers ever produced, the Audio Research GSPre preamplifier is certain to continue the legacy on which Audio Research has built its reputation.
Functionality and flexibility
The Audio Research GSPre is both a line stage and phono stage, with programmable functionality and flexibility, making it the perfect solution to adapt and grow in your system. The phono stage is no mere afterthought, but a separate, vacuum tube-powered circuit providing enough gain for a variety of phono cartridges. When listening conditions require a more personal experience, the GSPre also has a headphone amplifier capable of driving a range of headphone impedances. The front panel layout is designed to simply and clearly display all functions and information, and integrates beautifully with the rest of the chassis and the G-Series amplifier.
Here’s the product page on the Audio Research G Series GSPre preamplifier.