Audible Illusions Factory Refurbished M3A Full Tube Preamp w/MM Phono - Pre-Owned

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Audible Illusions Factory Refurbished M3A Full Tube Preamp w/MM Phono - Pre-Owned

Audible Illusions Factory Refurbished M3A Full Tube Preamp w/MM Phono - Pre-Owned

$1,495.00

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Audible Illusions Factory Refurbished M3A Full Tube Preamp w/MM Phono - Pre-Owned

$1,495.00

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    RARE FIND! FACTORY REFURBISHED Audible Illusions Modulus 3A Full Tube Preamp, Black.

    Outstanding performance, incredible value!

    The photo of the black unit is representative of an M3A - we do not open the sealed box from Audible Illusions.

    • Factory Warranty
    • New NOS Factory-Matched Tubes ($295 value)
    • Fully Tested to Meet Original Specifications
    • Excellent Condition!


    The Audible Illusions Modulus 3A has been called the best value in all of audio and it's hard to argue with that claim! This preamp has been the recipient of so many awards and rave reviews that it's hard to keep count. On everyone's shortlist, the Modulus 3A is an incredible performer at any price and an amazing value at the asking price here.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    * What is a Factory Reconditioned Modulus? Audible Illusions allows M3A owners to trade in their current preamp for the latest model M3B. Of the units sent for trade, the very best are selected for the refurbishment program. These units are carefully inspected, checked, measured and adjusted. Any suspect parts are replaced and matched to factory specifications. The units are cleaned and preened to look virtually new.

    After they have met the high standards of Audible Illusions, a fresh set of tubes is installed and they are packaged in a new box with new manual and accessories.

    * What makes a Factory Reconditioned unit such great value? Unlike other used units on the market, you have the benefit of knowing that your unit has been fully evaluated and certified by Audible Illusions. The designer himself, Art Ferris, personally checks EVERY factory reconditioned unit. You'll be comfortable knowing that your preamp is operating at peak performance and is backed by a factory warranty. With a Factory Refurbished unit, you know what you are buying, and it’s a unit that performs as it did when it first left the factory.

    * VERY limited availability. We only get a handful of these units each year and they go quickly. People recognize the value of having a factory-certified preamp with a warranty.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    FEATURES:

    • Circuit Design is Dual Mono, Class-A, Single-Ended Triode, open-loop.
    • External Power Supply, housing three separate supplies, prevents unwanted AC-induced distortions.
    • Main Chassis has five-separate, fully-regulated FET power supplies in addition to separate filament supplies.
    • Audio Circuit has no Cathode Followers or Buffers.
    • Standby Soft-Start Circuit prolongs tube life and circuit components.
    • Automatic-timed muting with tri-color LED.
    • Separate Volume Controls (continuously variable)
    • Proprietary gold-plated RCA jacks with Teflon insulators.
    • All circuit boards are hand-soldered with silver-bearing solder.
    • All polypropylene and polystyrene capacitors are proprietary designs of Audible Illusions.



    M3A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

    GENERAL:


    Overall Gain: 58dB at 1kHz

    Tube Compliment: 4- 6H23NE (super low noise 6922) twin-triodes, graded & matched

    Weight: 20.5 lbs, 24 lbs (shipping weight)

    Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5"H standard rack

    Chassis is 17"W x 11"D x 3"H

    Power Supply, 6"W x 10"D x 5"H

    Muting: 45-second warm-up and automatic brown-out protection

    Power Requirements: 115-125VAC, 60Hz 45 watt maximum. 6 foot IEC Line Cord

    Optional 100, 220, 230, 240 50-60Hz transformers.


    PHONO SECTION:

    Gain: 28dB at 1kHz

    Frequency Response: +/- .25dB of RIAA from 20hz to 20kHz

    Signal Phase: Non-Inverting

    Signal to Noise: 74dB below a 5mV input wideband

    Distortion: Less than .015% at 20 kHz

    Input Impedance: 47 kOhms

    Phono Overload: 1.2v rms at 1 kHz (100k load)


    HIGH-LEVEL SECTION:

    Gain: 30dB, Tape & S/S Processor 0dB

    Frequency Response: Within +/-1 dB, 2Hz to 100kHz measured w 1-1 probe, (50 kOhms, 100pf load)

    Signal to Noise: 90dB below 1.5V rms output wideband

    Input Impedance: 50kOhm – all

    Output Impedance: Main-1.2 kOhms, Tape-150 Ohms

    Distortion: .10% at 1.5V rms, 20-50 kHz, into 50kOhm load. Less than .12% THD at 1v out into IHF load

    Signal Phase: Main Outputs – Inverting
    Tape Outputs – Non-Inverting

    Maximum Input: 9v rms.
     

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Audible Illusions Factory Refurbished M3A Full Tube Preamp w/MM Phono - Pre-Owned

$1,495.00

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Description


RARE FIND! FACTORY REFURBISHED Audible Illusions Modulus 3A Full Tube Preamp, Black.

Outstanding performance, incredible value!

The photo of the black unit is representative of an M3A - we do not open the sealed box from Audible Illusions.

  • Factory Warranty
  • New NOS Factory-Matched Tubes ($295 value)
  • Fully Tested to Meet Original Specifications
  • Excellent Condition!


The Audible Illusions Modulus 3A has been called the best value in all of audio and it's hard to argue with that claim! This preamp has been the recipient of so many awards and rave reviews that it's hard to keep count. On everyone's shortlist, the Modulus 3A is an incredible performer at any price and an amazing value at the asking price here.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

* What is a Factory Reconditioned Modulus? Audible Illusions allows M3A owners to trade in their current preamp for the latest model M3B. Of the units sent for trade, the very best are selected for the refurbishment program. These units are carefully inspected, checked, measured and adjusted. Any suspect parts are replaced and matched to factory specifications. The units are cleaned and preened to look virtually new.

After they have met the high standards of Audible Illusions, a fresh set of tubes is installed and they are packaged in a new box with new manual and accessories.

* What makes a Factory Reconditioned unit such great value? Unlike other used units on the market, you have the benefit of knowing that your unit has been fully evaluated and certified by Audible Illusions. The designer himself, Art Ferris, personally checks EVERY factory reconditioned unit. You'll be comfortable knowing that your preamp is operating at peak performance and is backed by a factory warranty. With a Factory Refurbished unit, you know what you are buying, and it’s a unit that performs as it did when it first left the factory.

* VERY limited availability. We only get a handful of these units each year and they go quickly. People recognize the value of having a factory-certified preamp with a warranty.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

FEATURES:

  • Circuit Design is Dual Mono, Class-A, Single-Ended Triode, open-loop.
  • External Power Supply, housing three separate supplies, prevents unwanted AC-induced distortions.
  • Main Chassis has five-separate, fully-regulated FET power supplies in addition to separate filament supplies.
  • Audio Circuit has no Cathode Followers or Buffers.
  • Standby Soft-Start Circuit prolongs tube life and circuit components.
  • Automatic-timed muting with tri-color LED.
  • Separate Volume Controls (continuously variable)
  • Proprietary gold-plated RCA jacks with Teflon insulators.
  • All circuit boards are hand-soldered with silver-bearing solder.
  • All polypropylene and polystyrene capacitors are proprietary designs of Audible Illusions.



M3A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

GENERAL:


Overall Gain: 58dB at 1kHz

Tube Compliment: 4- 6H23NE (super low noise 6922) twin-triodes, graded & matched

Weight: 20.5 lbs, 24 lbs (shipping weight)

Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5"H standard rack

Chassis is 17"W x 11"D x 3"H

Power Supply, 6"W x 10"D x 5"H

Muting: 45-second warm-up and automatic brown-out protection

Power Requirements: 115-125VAC, 60Hz 45 watt maximum. 6 foot IEC Line Cord

Optional 100, 220, 230, 240 50-60Hz transformers.


PHONO SECTION:

Gain: 28dB at 1kHz

Frequency Response: +/- .25dB of RIAA from 20hz to 20kHz

Signal Phase: Non-Inverting

Signal to Noise: 74dB below a 5mV input wideband

Distortion: Less than .015% at 20 kHz

Input Impedance: 47 kOhms

Phono Overload: 1.2v rms at 1 kHz (100k load)


HIGH-LEVEL SECTION:

Gain: 30dB, Tape & S/S Processor 0dB

Frequency Response: Within +/-1 dB, 2Hz to 100kHz measured w 1-1 probe, (50 kOhms, 100pf load)

Signal to Noise: 90dB below 1.5V rms output wideband

Input Impedance: 50kOhm – all

Output Impedance: Main-1.2 kOhms, Tape-150 Ohms

Distortion: .10% at 1.5V rms, 20-50 kHz, into 50kOhm load. Less than .12% THD at 1v out into IHF load

Signal Phase: Main Outputs – Inverting
Tape Outputs – Non-Inverting

Maximum Input: 9v rms.