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 English Acoustics DOWNTON Pre-amplifier 


We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our amplifier family, the highly anticipated Downton Preamp. Combining timeless elegance with cutting-edge technology, this preamplifier is set to redefine your audio experience. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, the Downton Preamp embodies the essence of our craftsmanship and expertise.


Experience exceptional sound reproduction and unrivaled performance as the Downton Preamp takes your audio journey to new heights. Immerse yourself in the rich, warm tones, precise imaging, and unparalleled clarity that our preamplifier delivers. With its versatile features and thoughtful design, the Downton Preamp caters to the needs of audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

World beating Phono Preamp

The Downton preamp includes an extraordinary feat in audio engineering: a world-leading phono preamp stage created by our Design Authority Tim Mellow, producing near-100% compliance with the revered RIAA frequency response curve. This remarkable achievement sets a new benchmark in hi-fi equipment, signifying the ultimate pursuit of audio accuracy.

Read more about this feat of audio excellence in this blog article.


Main Features and Specifications:

> All-tube Audio Path

> 4x ECC83/ECC803s and 2x ECC82/ECC802s

> HT 5U4GB Tube rectified. DC powered heaters

> Phono preamp: 99.999% RIAA Compliance

> 0.08% Total Harmonic Distortion

> Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz

> Phono Input: Moving Magnet. 4.5mV sensitivity

> Additional 3 Line inputs: 22K Ohm impedance

> RCA connectors on all inputs and output

> Remote Control for Power, Volume & Source selection (Motor driven volume control)

> Bass and Treble controls: ±12dB at 100Hz and 10KHz

> Signature Hinchley Transformer endcaps 

> Custom English manufactured fixings

> Improved timeless classic design

> Separate Transformers for HT & LT

> CAD designed steel chassis with laser cut details

> Voltage Gain (Moving Magnet): 55dB

> Voltage Gain (High Level): 6dB
> Automotive-grade paint finish available in any conceivable colour

> Comprehensive 12-month warranty

> Made in Britain



English Acoustics DOWNTON Pre-amplifier

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