All Units are now SOLD and no longer in production, any future availability is uncertain
Three gif format photos of the pre amps:
model 1 (157K) | model 2 (170K) | models 1 & 2 (131K)
6 line inputs, 2 tape loops, 10dB of gain, zero feedback
finest quality components, musical results
The Arcadia bespoke line level pre-amplifiers offer the very finest musical results for all high quality systems. When paired with one of the matching Arcadia phono stages vinyl reproduction will obtain a level far beyond that of an integrated pre-amplifier.
By carefully balancing all aspects of the design, the Arcadia line level pre-amplifiers offer a level of gain and drive suitable most power amplifiers; whether valve or solid state. Utilising a special valve rectified, choke filtered, power supply, and avoiding sonically degrading feedback; the Arcadia pre-amplifiers offer a natural tonal balance, which is fluid, of full tone and grain free. The strong dynamics are balanced by a deft touch to produce an enlightening musical experience.
The Model 2 builds upon the strengths of the Model 1 and improves all aspects of performance whilst retaining the dynamic capabilities and control of the Model 1. Built with a completely copper chassis, and the very highest quality components available, the Model 2 offers a level of coherent transparency unmatched at the price.
separate Listen and Record selectors
hard wired throughout
high regulation choke power supply
zero feedback gain stage
Very high parts quality including:
Model 2 features:
Line Level Inputs: 6
Preamp Outputs: 2
Tape Outputs: 2
Input Impedance: 100K ohms
Valves: 2 x 5687 in early units replaced by 2 x 6111WA in later units, 1 x 5Y3
Frequency Response: <5hz to>150KHz -3dB
Dimensions h/w/d: 150mm x 225mm x 390mm
Shipping Weight: 9 Kgs
UK Retail Price: Model 1: £995, Model 2: £1995
"There's none of the wispy airiness and soft, slow bass that one associates with the breed - just consistently fine tone, edge-of-your-seat dynamics and effortlessness." Jason Kennedy on the Model 1 in HiFi Choice Sept '97.
SJS Electroacoustics, PO Box 21, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 2FF, England. Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 161 439 0727