Seer - 'one who sees the future' First in the audio chain after the source the Seer 'sees' all that will be heard and conveys its musical truth. The Seer offers the enthusiast a high standard compact and versatile all tube preamplifier.
- with five inputs, as a line-level only model The line stage is designed using similar circuitry techniques employed by its two box counterpart the Prophet preamplifier, but utilizing a different tube and a less exotic power supply. Each line channel utilizes a low noise double triode operated in single ended class A. With a minimum of coupling components between stages the circuit achieves a very wide bandwidth of 5 Hz to 115kHz, providing admirable results with high quality CD players.
The non-buffered output is suitable for driving medium lengths of inter-connects giving meritorious results in systems where the Seer would be the sole tube amplifier component, conveying a natural musical tonal balance to ones system, especially popular used with solid-state power amplifiers.
All inputs are hard wired for maximum signal transfer and high quality gold plated RCA phono sockets are mounted on a non-magnetic back-panel for minimum interference. All circuitry is mounted on a double sided 3/32 fibreglass pcb with 3oz copper tracks and combining elegant circuit layout and high quality components such as gold plated tube bases 1% tolerance metal film resistors and polypropylene capacitors,
the Seer presents music with excellent clarity unusual for tube preamplifiers in this price range.
The power supply incorporates a high quality potted toroidal power transformer together with a solid state regulated heater supply and hum filtered high tension supply. This low noise supply allows the Seer to work at maximum gain with an absence of background noise especially useful when listening
to the phono input. All the electronics are housed in a fully screened chassis and to compliment its elegant lines the front panel is machined from solid 6mm aluminium billet with a brushed anodised finish.