Rothwell Indus SE passive pre-amplifier

Rothwell Indus SE passive pre-amplifier

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The Indus is our longest running and probably most famous pre-amp, first introduced in 1989. Back then it set new standards for passive pre-amps, being the only British made pre-amp to feature a true stepped attenuator and offering more volume settings (66) than anything else commercially available anywhere. Over the years the design has evolved and the current model, now called the Indus SE, offers 132 volume settings (plus full mute) from its 12 way fine and 12 way coarse controls, is hand-wired with silver plated solid core OFC wire and boasts top quality connectors, switches and resistors for the ultimate in transparency and naturalness. Features While passive pre-amps are by nature low on features, this unit doesn't force compromises on the userThis has an additional benefit in that the record selector can be set to the off position so that any recording device connected to the pre-amp is then totally isololated from the source components. The two pairs of main outputs allow easy bi-amping without the need for splitter cables. Sound quality The sound quality of the Indus SE is hard to describe simply because it is so transparent. It's easier to describe what the sound isn't. You'll find a complete absense of glare, sheen, hardness etc. What you'll be left with is a natural, airy presentation with excellent low level detail and sense of space. Timing and dynamics are also excellent. Overall, this is a pre-amp which will allow you to focus on music and forget about hi-fi. Isn't that the point of hi-fi?

 There are 5 line inputs plus a tape input, one pair of tape outputs and two pairs of main outputs and there are seperate listen and record functions so that one input can be listened to while another input is being recored.


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