Meitner Audio PRE

AUD $16,000.00

Stereo Pre-amplifier

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The exciting new Meitner PRE preamplifier is designed with Ed Meitner’s philosophy that an analog preamp acts as the heart of every music system. Built on the heritage of the reference EMM Labs preamplifier, the Meitner PRE incorporates a contactless switching system and discrete dual-balanced signal paths. Its proprietary software-driven analog volume control ensures zero signal bandwidth degradation over the entire volume range, while its pure class-A power stage can effortlessly drive cables and loads. With a high-efficiency, low-noise power supply system, the Meitner PRE delivers class-beating performance that keeps you captivated by your music collection.

Meitner products are renowned for delivering user enjoyment sonically and ergo nomically. The Meitner PRE exemplifies this with its user-friendly balance control and quality volume preset system. The circuitry even provides DC protection to the rest of the system.

The Meitner PRE has 3 pairs of stereo analog inputs and two pairs of stereo outputs, giving it functionality and utility in many system scenarios. Both balanced and single-ended outputs can be utilised at the same time for versatile configurations such as connecting the balanced outputs to the main amplifier and the single-ended outputs to a subwoofer or headphone amplifier.

The team at Meitner Audio take the critically acclaimed flagship technology that defines the high-end EMM Labs products, then simplify & condense it into products that are more accessible for the audiophile community. Hence, these components contain a level of engineering & design quality which is rare for their price category, making them great value. If you are looking for a preamplifier that has a non-existent noise floor, breathtaking dynamics and transparency, the Meitner PRE is a class-defining value proposition – no brainer!


  • 3 pairs of stereo analog inputs: 1 pair balanced, 2 pairs single-ended
  • 2 pairs of stereo analog outputs: 1 pair balanced, 1 pair single-ended
  • Contactless switching
  • Discrete signal paths
  • Pure class-A power to drive cables and loads without degradation
  • Proprietary software-driven analog volume control
  • User-friendly control system featuring 3 volume presets per inputs and balance control
  • High-efficiency power supply for silent and eco-friendly operation
  • DC protection circuit
  • RS232 interface for system upgrades and remote commands


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Product Specifications

Item Stereo Preamplifier
Stereo Analog Inputs 1 pair balanced (XLR)
2 pairs single-ended (RCA)
Stereo Outputs 1 pair balanced (XLR)
1 pair single-ended (RCA)
S/N Ratio Better than 116 dB at 4V RMS output (20kHz bandwidth)
THD Less than 0.004%
Frequency Range 0Hz-200kHz
Gain Control Range 74dB
Maximum input level +18 dBu (6.2V RMS)
System Gain +6dB
Input Impedance 20kΩ balanced (XLR)
10kΩ single-ended (RCA)
Output Impedance 150Ω balanced (XLR)
75Ω single-ended (RCA)
Power Supply Power Factor Corrected
Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Max. 50W
Country of Manufacture Canada
Approvals CE
Dimensions 435mm (W) x 400mm (D) x 92mm (H)
17.13” (W) x 15.75” (D) x 3.62in (H)
Weight 7.43kg (16.39 lbs) with remote control

The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.