Leema Pyxis pre-amplifier


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The Pyxis pre-amplifier is the heart of Leema's Reference Series, designed to offer absolute transparency with superior resolution and musicality. This pre-amplifier is without doubt a state-of-the-art performer. A vast array of features ensures it offers complete satisfaction. The comprehensive and fully customisable range of inputs include both single-ended and balanced analogue inputs, digital inputs for use with digital sources such as computer hard drives, and an optional built-in phono-stage. Digital outputs are also included for archiving to computer. In addition to LIPS®, it features LIPS2® allowing it to feed Leema power amplifiers with a full level audio signal so that the corresponding volume is set at the input stage of the power amplifiers. This ensures maximum signal to noise ratio and resolution of the audio signal even when listening at very low levels. Pyxis features · Reference standard pre-amplifier · Fully balanced topology · Comprehensive individually configurable inputs: · CD selectable balanced / single-ended · Phono-stage (e.g. Leema Agena) balanced / single-ended · A / V Direct · Tuner · Tape input · USB digital input · SPDIF digital input · Optional, built-in MM & MC phono-stage · Non-intrusive, audiophile adjustment of bass and treble · Each input individually adjustable for gain, bass and treble · Separate record / monitor for all inputs · Balance control · Mono · Equalisation defeat · Phase invert · 3.5 mm headphone output · Comprehensive range of outputs: · USB digital output · SPDIF digital output · Balanced / single-ended analogue outputs · LIPS2® output to drive Leema Altair power amplifiers, giving maximum signal-to-noise, resolution and dynamic range at all listening levels · Available in silver or black anodised aluminium
Specifications Frequency response:
Line inputs: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.0 / - 0.2 dB
Phono Option: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB ref RIAA
Residual noise:
Line inputs: better than -104 dBA
Phono MM: better than -85 dBA
Phono MC: better than -75 dBA
Signal to noise:
Line inputs: better than 126 dBA
Gain matching between sources / channels:+/- 0.1 dB
Input gain adjustment range:+/- 10 dB
Line inputs: 0.005% @ 1 kHz
Phono option: 0.05% @ 1 kHz
Tone Control:+/- 6 dB @ 50 Hz & 15 kHz Crosstalk
Line inputs: better than -90 dB @ 1 kHz
USB CODEC:16 bit, 32 - 48 kHz
SPDIF DAC:24 bit, 96 kHz
Dimensions (W x H x D)440 mm x 110 mm x 330 mm
Weight:11 kg

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