- 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
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Closer To The Sound of Music
Your search for the perfect preamp for your system could be over
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
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.
A few notables
Light Dependent Resistors99+% of all other preamps use conventional volume control technology. Not here. Tortuga Audio uses light dependent resistors. Not just different audio. Better audio.
A Better Many Tortuga Audio customers decided to sell their existing $10k+ world class high end tube preamps after auditioning our LDR passive preamps. Yes, they're that good.
Affordable High End PerformanceFor a little over $1k your system can achieve a level of performance that rivals high end systems that cost thousands of dollars more. One of the best values in audio today.
No Gain - No PainWith rare exception you don't need gain (volume boost) in your preamp. Tortuga Audio's LDR preamps provide excellent attenuation without any harmful manipulation of the audio signal.
Full Range DynamicsNo shortage of dynamics and punch here! Tortuga Audio LDR passive preamps deliver truly impressive bass plus clear, clean & balanced mid/highs with no grain or harshness. Adjustable impedance renders matching a moot issue.
Please Remain SeatedYes, Tortuga Audio preamps have a volume control knob. No, you don't need to get up and use it if you don't want to. All Tortuga Audio preamps are controlled via a nice simple remote. So sit back & enjoy!
Rather Do It Yourself?Tortuga Audio also sell components and kits for those who enjoy the satisfaction of building their own gear while saving quite a lot of money in the process. We support the makers movement.
Reviews Are InOwners and independent reviewers agree that Tortuga Audio's passive preamps offer exceptional performance and value.
Our Most Popular Model
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