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Prelude-5 is a high-resolution vacuum tube DAC that supports DSD 512, DXD 352.8 kHz and PCM 32Bit/384 kHz. All digital inputs are electrically insulated to support digital input ports for USB 2.0 and 3x SPDIF inputs, which are free from noise. The true balanced XLR and RCA analog outputs are tuned through a vaccum tubes. Typical DAC's with semiconductors applied to analog outputs have the advantage of relatively cheap prices but have a tendency to produce "dry" sound. Prelude-5 is designed for analog output stage using the "Quadruple Mono" method. The transparent musical pleasure of the Triode, and the light of the vacuum tube additionally provides visual pleasure as well. In particular, the USB input has been designed to be insulated to prevent digital noise caused by power-ground imbalance. Impulse noise from the peripherals power on and off also blocks the inflow path. Especially, if you connect your CD player's optical or Co-axial digital signals to input of Svetlana-4 you can experience a new world that is upgraded to a high-end vacuum tube CDP. Prelude-5 is a fully balanced, non-feedback design that delivers high speed and wide band frequency characteristics, excellent in linearity and triode A-class operation playing delicate analog sound without white noise.

Quadruple Mono Design


  • 4 Tubes Quadruple Mono Design
  • Triode A-Class, Non-Feedback , Balanced Tube Amplifier
  • ESS Technologies Flagship ES9038PRO SABRE DAC
  • Native DSD 512/ Octa/ 22.6MHz
  • DXD 352.8kHz, 384kHz/ PCM 384kHz 32bit
  • Isolated USB 2.0 (Audio Class 2)
  • Crystek Femto Clock Oscillator
  • Time Domain Jitter Eliminator
  • Amanero USB 2.0 to I2S 32bit
  • 1 x Digital Isolated AES/EBU XLR Input
  • 1 x Digital Isolated Coaxial Input
  • 1 x Digital Optical TOSLINK Input
  • Optical, USB, Coaxial/AES Input selector
  • Hand wired Point-to-Point
  • Balanced XLR Output
  • RCA Unbalanced Line Out
  • Super Cu CMC RCA Jacks
  • Neutrik XLR Balanced Jacks
  • Matched pair military relibility Tubes
  • Toroidal Power Transformer
  • Matched Pair 1% Teflon capacitors
  • 1% Styrol and Silver Mica capacitors

Point-to-Point Wiring


  • USB Sampling Rate: PCM 44.1kHz ~ 384kHz/ 32Bit
  • USB Sampling Rate: DSD 2.82MHz ~ DSD(512) 22.6MHz
  • USB Sampling Rate: DXD 352.8kHz, 384kHz/ 32Bit
  • AES/EBU Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
  • Co-axcial Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
  • Optical Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
  • RCA Rate output : 3.5V rms @ 0dB
  • XLR Rate output : 7.0V rms @ 0dB
  • RCA Output Impedance : 150Ω
  • XLR Output Impedance : 600Ω
  • Channel Seperation: >98dB
  • THD at 1kHz: < 0.01%
  • S/N Ratio: 98dB
  • DNR 140dB, THD+N of -122dB
  • Frequency Response: 1Hz to 100kHz (0, -3dB)
  • Tubes: ECC88 (6DJ8, 6922For Tube rolling) 4ea
  • Hum & Noise : Less than 0.1mV
  • No White Noise
  • Power Consumption : 40Watt ( 117/230V AC 50/60Hz)
  • Unpacked Dimension (mm): W270 x H120 x D285
  • Shipping Weight: 12kg
The specifications of the product can be subject to change at any time without prior notice.

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International price $3,499 ( USD )

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The prelude-5 offers manufacturer's warranty of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase. The warranty is transferable to a second owner with no questions asked.


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