“If you’re reading this chances are you’re an audiophile looking for a preamplifier that will take your audio system to a whole new level. Choosing the best component you can afford is never an easy process. There are so many to brands and models to choose from. How do you make a wise, low risk choice? Our goal is to make that decision easy for you. Try one of our affordable high performance LDR passive preamps at home for up to 30 days. If your’re not completely satisfied, return it for 100% refund less your cost to ship it back to us. Simple. No risk. And discover what hundreds of Tortuga Audio customers already know: a Tortuga LDR passive preamp may be the last preamp you ever buy.”

Morten | President & Chief Designer | Tortuga Audio

Reviews and Customer Feedback

December 2015 Review

“For many audiophiles the “best” preamplifier is the one that does the least damage to the signal. If you are one of these audiophiles, the Tortuga Audio LDR3.V2 could be your best and your last preamplifier. Sure, it may not be flashy-looking, and it’s not going to add to your system’s warmth or euphony, but if you want the ultimate in transparency you would be hard-pressed—regardless of budget—to find a preamplifier, passive or active, that delivers your music with less editorializing than the Tortuga Audio LDR3.V2.

A few notables

Our Most Popular Model



LDR3.V2 passive preamp - black anodized front panel

LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp | $1195

  • Superior audio quality | light dependent resistors
  • Single ended stereo | unity gain passive preamp
  • Cardas RCA jacks | 3 inputs | 2 output
  • Dual channel display (blue)
  • Fully IR remote controlled | Apple remote
  • Firmware/feature updates via USB port
  • 12 V trigger out
  • Front panel
    • Silver or black brushed anodized aluminum
    • Lacquered carbonized bamboo
    • Custom wood
  • Upgraded signal hookup wire (point to point)
    • Neotech ultra-pure continuous caste 26 AWG solid copper

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