Apt Holman Preamplifier
Date Posted : 2012-09-03
Group : Musical Instruments By Owner
There are few vintage electronic peices that get rave reviews form almost every person that owns it and this APT pre-amp is certainly one of them. For those that may not know, this item was designed and built by Thomas Holman. This is the same Thomas Holman that the coveted THX technology is based after! It's got a 10-foot power cord, five rear-panel outlets rated for a kilowatt, and a double hand-signed schematic diagram on the bottom. Holman thought of everything. The Apt Holman Preamplifier sounds great because it's ultra-quiet and the channels stay balanced even at the lowest volume control settings. It's extra quiet because its special gain control circuitry means that it rarely needs to apply any gain at all; it's usually working only as a buffer as opposed to most preamplifiers, wich always need to be operating at significant gain, regardless of the volume control setting. The best part about its sound is the lack thereof: it's so quiet, it's the first preamp that let me hear the iPod touch's audio amp shut-down automatically after several seconds of paused operation! So you can only imagine how nice this unit sounds! For serious headphone listening, the Holman Preamplifier has a seperate headphone amplifier capable of enough output to deafen a drummer.