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Leema Acoustics Pyxis Pre-Amplifier

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Leema Acoustics Pyxis Pre-Amplifier

Available in black or silver and an optional extra to include an MM/MC Phono Stage

The Pyxis pre-amplifier is the heart of Leema's Reference Series, designed to offer absolute transparency with superior resolution and musicality.  The Pyxis is without doubt a state-of-the-art performer.  A vast array of features ensures that the Pyxis offers complete satisfaction.  The comprehensive and fully customisable range of inputs include both single-ended and balanced analogue inputs, digital inputs for use with digital sources such as computer hard drives, and an optional built-in phono-stage.  Digital outputs are also included for archiving to computer.

In addition to LIPS®, the Pyxis features LIPS2® allowing it to feed Leema power amplifiers with a full level audio signal so that the corresponding volume is set at the input stage of the power amplifiers.  This ensures maximum signal to noise ratio and resolution of the audio signal even when listening at very low levels.

Features:

  • Reference standard pre-amplifier
  • Fully balanced topology
  • Comprehensive individually configurable inputs:
  • CD selectable balanced / single-ended
  • Phono-stage (e.g. Leema Agena) balanced / single-ended
  • A / V Direct
  • Tuner
  • Tape input
  • USB digital input
  • SPDIF digital input
  • Optional, built-in MM & MC phono-stage
  • Non-intrusive, audiophile adjustment of bass and treble
  • Each input individually adjustable for gain, bass and treble
  • Separate record / monitor for all inputs
  • Balance control
  • Mono
  • Equalisation defeat
  • Phase invert
  • 3.5 mm headphone output
  • Comprehensive range of outputs:
  • USB digital output
  • SPDIF digital output
  • Balanced / single-ended analogue outputs
  • LIPS2® output to drive Leema Altair power amplifiers, giving maximum signal-to-noise, resolution and dynamic range at all listening levels

Frequency response

Line inputs: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.0 / - 0.2 dB

Phono Option: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB ref RIAA

Residual noise

Line inputs: better than -104 dBA

Phono MM: better than -85 dBA

Phono MC: better than -75 dBA

Signal to noise

Line inputs: better than 126 dBA

Gain matching between sources / channels

+/- 0.1 dB

Input gain adjustment range

+/- 10 dB

Distortion

Line inputs: 0.005% @ 1 kHz

Phono option: 0.05% @ 1 kHz

Tone Control

+/- 6 dB @ 50 Hz & 15 kHz

Crosstalk

Line inputs: better than -90 dB @ 1 kHz

USB CODEC

16 bit, 32 - 48 kHz

SPDIF DAC

24 bit, 96 kHz

Dimensions (W x H x D)

440 mm x 110 mm x 330 mm

Weight

11 kg

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