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11A triode preamps

Bernie: "I have also tested the 11A in terms of comparing the sound from my excellent cd source directly to amps versus inserting the 11A pre between. I could detect no difference whatsoever.... So, my two cents: the SAS preamps are stellar with my 11A I hear no compression or any other alteration of the originating signal."

Graham: "I took the B11a into a shop in Auckland. I know the owner fairly well, and we agree that Shindo make some wonderful pieces of kit. (I wasn't looking for a change!) Almost immediately we started listening, he said "That's really fast!" We also agreed that the B11a was much clearer, making the Shindo Aurieges sound slow, muddy, and coloured."

Terence: "I have been using the 11A since I received it but I didn't want to be premature in my assassment, although my initial assessments were favourable. Now, I must say that the 11A is certainly the best preamp I have ever owned, and the best I have ever heard-ss or tube. Thank you for a wonderful product, Steve."

Charles Phd, does musical reviews for PBS, Florida.:I just saw this post and you know I have to chime in here. After three years of preamp auditions I just pulled the trigger on the SAS 11A preamp. It was an unknown product to me but Marty Dewulf over at BFS (and who knows whats going on there these days, by that I mean it seems that Marty has slipped into retirement - forgive me Marty if I am wrong) Anyway he always said wonderful things about the preamp! So having no mind of my own I bought the preamp from Steve at SAS audio. The reason I bought the preamp is that I did not want to do the crazy audiophile thing of always upgrading. Buying the SAS preamp was the best thing I could have done. It's wonderful! Clear, fast musical and very truthful to the source. And more importantly it works well with both tube and solid state amps (i.e. pass 30.5 & Audio-space 300b mono-blocks). Hey call Steve and ask him to make you one of his preamps.

Hey good listening

Charlie

PS I have no connection to Steve at SAS audio

Bob: "Hey guys. . .if anyone's interested, I'm selling my Tram 2 preamp since my SAS B11A is so awesome...." (Tram 2 uses 45, 2A3s)

Ray: "your prees are somewhat legendary in their reviews."

11A Triode Preamp Features, Specificatons etc:


Welcome to SAS Audio Labs. SAS Audio Labs is a small speciality manufacturer for those who wish the most transparent, dynamic, most natural musical reproduction in the world. The 11A is the true reference standard on which to build, or to upgrade other portions of one's system. It is important to remember two things.

  1. Once the musical information is degraded, from any electronic part or component, it cannot be brought back to perfect pristine condition.

  2. Synergy is variable, not a fixed "entitiy". Ever add a component that improves the sound. You just altered the synergy.

The 11A offers these great features.

  1. One can adjust the gain for either high gain (20db) or low gain (8db). (Not by global negative feedback.)

  2. Tube life up to 28,000 hours.

  3. A 5 stage, properly designed power supply absolutely minimizes RF and EMI problems.

  4. For sonic consistency, critical parts are within 0,5% tolerance.

  5. No solid state regulation etc.

  6. Tube dampers, and chassis resonance control incorporated. Internal damping eliminates the need for special feet.

  7. The output impedance of the 11A with typical 100pf interconnect cable capacitance is a superb -1.0db at 400khz. (The main frequency response loss of any preamplifier is at the volume control/tube input capacitance.)

The 11A comes in two configurations, with options.

  1. The basic 11A comes with three inputs and two outputs.
  2. The standard 11A with 5 inputs and 2 outputs.
  3. Optional HT bypass or Monitor sections are possible.

The special at $2500.00, was sold. I am retired, taking care of Mom, but I will not say never. Someday I may manufacture another one, so keep in touch.

Take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee (7 year warranty). You have nothing to lose and everything go gain.

11A Specifications:


Frequency Response:			  0,6hz - 110khz minimum  -1db (100pf, 100k load, vol control mid resistance) 			                                     
Gain:                         		  8db or 20db  
Total Harmonic Distortion at 2 vrms:      0.015% (18db less than with 6SN7GT/A/B) 
Channel Separation at 10khz:              90db typical  
Signal Polarity:			  Inverts
Input Impedance:			  25k ohms (50k optional)
Output Impedance:	                  1.9K ohms
Min. Amplifier Input Impedance:		  15k ohms
Volume Controls:                          2 
Tape Loops, HT bypass:                    Optional
Line Inputs:                              3 Basic Version (5 Standard version) 
Preamp. Outputs:                          2 

Line Cord Length:			  6 feet standard cryod Jenalabs "Basic" 
Power Consumption:                        28 watts
Power Requirements:                       120 Volts AC, 50/60hz 
Dimensions:                               19" front
                                          4" high (with stock feet)
                                          14 1/4" deep (counting knobs and jacks)
 
Actual Weight:                            17 lbs. 

Factory Direct Price B11A:		  $2949.00 (Special $2500.00, one unit left.)  

Factory Direct Price Standard 11A:        $3149.00 

Factory Direct Price 1 meter "V" IC:	  $140.00 

Shipping included within the Continental USA. Outside USA, check with me on shipping charges.


To Audition or Purchase the 11A Triode Preamps

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Morton, Illinois USA 61550
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