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Closer To The Sound of Music

Your search for the perfect preamp for your system could be over

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A Tortuga Audio preamp owner recently sent us this note..

"I am a classical musician, aged 68. In the audio hobby maybe around 30 years. Have heard no end of preamps and passives. Certainly 100s, maybe more. Yours is the best sounding - the closest to the sound of music."

By A Different Path

To make a better sounding preamp we took a different path

Our preamps don't use conventional volume control hardware.
  • No potentiometers ("pots")
  • No stepped attenuators (switched resistors)
  • No transformers
Why not? Because they don't deliver the best audio performance.
Our preamps use "light dependent resistors" or LDRs. LDRs are not new technology but they pose many unique challenges to audio engineers. That is why preamps have traditionally used that other stuff over there. But we took on those challenges and solved them. Why? Because we wanted to design a better sounding preamp. So we did. 
light dependent resistors (LDRs)

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
  • Upgraded signal hookup wire (point to point)
    • Neotech ultra-pure continuous caste 26 AWG solid copper

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