February 9, 2017 – Today, Tortuga announced plans to release the LDR V25 preamp controller (the “V25”) as the successor to its popular V2/V2.1 design that has anchored its award winning line of passive preamps since first being introduced to the market back in May 2014.

What Is A Preamp Buffer? To answer the question “What is a preamp buffer?” let’s start with a preamp that has no buffer,  i.e. a passive preamp. At a minimum, a passive preamp provides volume control (attenuation). Optionally, a passive preamp can also provide input switching between multiple connected sources. Passive preamps control volume by […]

Like the V2 before it, Tortuga Audio’s next generation preamp controller (the LDR.V3 or “V3”) is a high performance audiophile analog attenuator that uses digitally controlled light dependent resistors (LDRs) in lieu of potentiometers, conventional resistors or transformers. Complete with input switching between multiple sources, remote control, graphical display, and numerous other control options and features, the LDR.V3 Preamp Controller system can be used as a stand alone passive preamp or the front end of a conventional active preamp for a superior audio listening experience.

Effective May 14, 2016 we are releasing version 2.2 of our firmware including changes in how the Apple Remote is used to control Tortuga Audio preamps. All new preamps will ship with the 2.2 firmware. Owners of existing V2 series preamps including the LDRx and LDRxB can upgrade to the 2.2 firmware if they wish.

Boathull Speakers We recently contracted with a customer to build a set of small bookshelf boathull speakers utilizing a unique type of nonlinear wood construction that results in not only an acoustically superior enclosure but also a very aesthetically pleasing design. As you can see from the pictures above and below, the results are quite […]

Bob’s Beach House On an coastal barrier island near where I live there’s a narrow winding side road off the single main road that leads to an even narrower long twisty driveway surrounded by a riot of subtropical flora at the end of which sits a nondescript single story white house on a top of […]

LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp Awarded Tortuga Audio is pleased to announce that its LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp has made the list of The Absolute Sound’s Editors’ Choice Awards for 2016. Details regarding the Editors’ Choice Awards will be made available in the March issue of The Absolute Sound which is scheduled to be mailed out on January […]

First Newsletter of 2016 I started writing this newsletter during the last week of the year while in Colorado with family over the Christmas break where it was cold. Wearing long pants, socks, and a sweater. And rarely more than 10 feet away from a red hot space heater staring me in the face. I normally […]