Moving forward in the signal path of our demo system, the line stage is next to be presented. It is a 10Y line preamplifier with Tribute OPTVCs (output transformer with secondary configured as volume control).
As the name implies, it uses a 10Y directly heated triode:
This is a new version of the 10Y line stages. It uses a derivate of filament bias. Like the phono stage it has a separate power supply.
In this case since this is still the prototype. It uses a universal PSU with adjustable voltages via a switch array at the back. There will be a dedicated power supply soon since the necessary voltages are determined now.
This line stage is priced at 9.500,- Euros. Come to room F231c to give it a listen.