Wyred 4 Sound mPRE preamp

The pre-amplifier is often the unsung hero of the music lover’s audio system. Its job is to provide attenuation while remaining as transparent as possible. The existence of noise, distortion, coloration or other aural ugliness prevents your investment from meeting its full potential, so make sure you select with your needs and the needs of your amp in mind.

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Here’s an offering from Wyred 4 Sound, the mPRE. For more info: https://www.wyred4sound.com/products/pre-amps/mpre
It doesn’t possess a readout of any type, but instead has marked buttons for functions. It does have a remote though.

mPRE Features:
Fully balanced, Dual mono design
Next generation input and output buffers
Built-in ESS DAC which supports 24 bit 192 kHz on all digital inputs
Galvanically isolated, asynchronous USB input which supports Windows machines, is driverless for Mac, and supports Linux
Headphone amplifier
Remote Control
12V DC trigger input and output
Efficient (no heat)
Fully balanced input to output
Discrete input and output buffers
Unbalanced to balanced conversion (when RCA input selected and XLR outputs are being used)
Robust construction
Machined and anodized aluminum front panel, top, and sides
100kΩ input impedance
1 set of balanced (XLR) inputs
1 set of balanced (XLR) outputs
2 sets of unbalanced (RCA) inputs (one is selectable as HT bypass)
2 sets of unbalanced (RCA) outputs (one is selectable as a fixed 2.0V output)
Home Theater Bypass
External selectable voltage mains 115/230VAC
High grade Schottky Bridges
Compact size (8″W x 3.5″H x 8″D)
8 lbs.
Covered by a 5 YEAR WARRANTY