Air Tight Preamplifiers

The Air Tight ATE-2001 Reference Preamplifier

The flagship in Air Tight's superb stable of preamplifiers, the ATE-2001 Reference is the complete embodiment of Mr. Miura's design philosophy. Power supply and audio signal paths are each given their own chassis to maximize the purity of the benefits of the hand-soldered, point-to-point signal wiring as well as isolating it from any negative influence from the high voltages generated by the power supply. Further shielding is accomplished by the costly process of copper plating those parts of the chassis relating to amplification. Aside from the 3 line inputs, for those of us still addicted to our analog, there are 3 phono inputs (2 MC and 1 MM) and, unlike other Air Tight preamplifiers, the ATE-2001 includes an extremely high-quality on-board step-up transformer that allows the integrated phono section to make the best use of low-output moving coil cartridges. The perfect complement to Miura-san's ATM-2001 Reference amplifier. Call for pricing and availability.

The Air Tight ATE-2 Phono Stage / Preamplifier

By any measure, the ATE-2 is an extraordinary phono stage. It's completely hand-wired, point-to-point, without printed circuit boards. The chassis is built as a rigid, sonically inert structure from 1.6mm iron plate, rendered non-magnetic with aluminum and copper plating. Parts are meticulously chosen for their sonic superiority and longevity, and the power supply designed for high stability and low noise. Truly a component for analog lovers, the ATE-2 features only three inputs, two of which are for phono! (NOTE: Low-output cartridges will require a step-up transformer like the Air Tight ATH-2A.) And the sound? The ATE-2 is remarkable in its ability to recreate the space and air of the recording venue, casting a holographic soundstage with realistic width and depth and amazingly palpable reproduction of instrumental and vocal timbre.Highly, highly recommended! $11,695.00

The Air Tight ATC-2 Linestage Preamplifier

The ATC-2 is Miura-san's classic tubed line stage. The rave reviews it's garnered since it's introduction have been unanimous in their praise of the ATC-2s outstanding transparency, amazing resolution of detail, beautiful craftsmanship, and ease of use. As with all Air Tight electronics, the ATC-2 is designed without printed circuit boards and is hand wired, point-to-point, for the purest signal path imaginable. It simply disappears, leaving nothing but music behind. For those who do not require an on-board phono stage, it just doesn't get any better than this! $8,995.00; (also available w/dark faceplate: $9,395.00)

The Air Tight ATH-2A Step-up Transformer

The perfect complement for the ATE-2 (see above) if you've got a low-output moving coil cartridge! $3,295.00

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