This is a unity-gain buffer amplifier with a balanced output stage. It will convert any CD player or DAC into a balanced output tube DAC / CD player (RCA output also available) . With this buffer, the output impedance of any high impedance output will be converted into a lowered output impedance, greatly enhancingthe output driving capability .The signal will become more transparent, airy and dynamic for a much more natural sound.
Since this model uses large size tubes, the feeling of airiness and warmth is beyond description. With this model’s balanced output, you can enjoy the best dynamic performance of fully balanced amplification. This unit can also be added to the output of a conventional RCA output pre-amplifier, in order to convert your pre-amp into a truly balanced output device.
balanced input and balanced output versions for an additional
cost of C$300 (5 tubes version , 6L6G x 4/2 + 6G6Gx2)), or
C$600 ( 7 tubes version) solid oak add C$200 , photo set below
shows the BUF-103-BAL version of 7 tubes, it serves the purpose
of both converting RCA into balanced and converting a balanced
signal into RCA, as well as fully balanced and full RCA operation)
, for customer expect to use this buffer in between pre-amp
and high gain SS power amp, we have a 5 tubes version without
RCA-XLR conversion , which will have lowered noise floor ,
lower output impedance and smoother tonal quality for this
way of applications , just to balance out the high gain and
aggressive effect of the high power SS power amps.
inputs add $100 for each pair (including RCA inputs and selector
Super rectifier built-in upgrade (BUF-103-STR)