The valve pre-amp soulshine is VALVET’s new top-of-the-line product. Also in this case, tubes weren’t re-invented, but were used especially cleverly. Two directly coupled stages in one intelligent circuit – more isn’t needed to convey great feeling. The soulshine provides connections for 5 line inputs. These can be selected by means of a high-quality, mechanical switch located near the sockets. All signal connections inside the housing are made with pure silver PTFE. In the middle of the front are two 24-pole step-switches for volume and balance adjustment.
With these gain controls you have the possibility to adjust the input level of your source components for the optimal range of the actual volume control knob (24-step switch or remote control). The signal runs through two double triodes (ECC802S + ECC99) and only one high-quality foil capacitor per channel . The volume setting can be made either using a 24-step switch or by means of a remote control with an excellent conductive-plastic potentiometer. There is a choice of two outputs plus recording output or three outputs. The external power supply uses a powerful torodial transformer and, for the first time in our preamp range, a solid-state rectifier, since this design has proven to be advantageous for the sound of the soulshine.
No component-overkill, but perfect working conditions for the soulshine. All housing components are made of aluminum, between 2 und 12mm thick. Pre-amp and power supply rest on the famous “Millennium Audio” pucks. The soulshine shows exceptional detail, plasticity and sound stage. Everything is played on a black/still background. The listener hears no tube noise, but many tube virtues. Voices really have body, strings have the right fluidity, and an electric guitar sounds just like it should. Especially the harmony between silence and dynamics captivates the listener right away.
|Connections:||5 High Level Inputs (Input Impedance approx. 100 KOhms), 2 Main Outputs (Output Impedance approx. 400 Ohms) plus RecOut or 3 Main Outputs. Solid silver plated RCA Sockets (or WBT NextGen (copper or silver, both at extra charge)), Neutrik XLR Sockets for INPUT 1 and OUTPUT 1|
|Amplification:||approx. x8 (18dB), Maximum Output Voltage > 50 Volts|
|Dimensions:||Preamp 444 x 50 x 306, Width x Height x Depth in mm
Powersupply 170 x 50 x 306, Width x Height x Depth in mm
|Case:||Completely made of aluminum, black anodized or power coated, Frontpanel black or silver anodized, Chrome at extra charge|