Silhouette MK2 Reference Preamplifier

Silhouette MK2 Reference Preamplifier

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Silhouette Reference Preamplifier

Raven Audio preamplifiers are engineered to perfectly match all our tube integrated, stereo and monoblock amplifiers, as well as a variety of other equipment. They're designed to the same exacting standards as the rest of the line and deliver vivid, immersive and completely musical sound.

The well-appointed 16-tube Silhouette Reference Preamplifier is housed in a machined-from-solid-billet aluminum with solid-bronze corner posts, brass trim and stainless-steel screws. Chrome ball footers isolate the amplifiers and tubes for better sound while avoiding scratches on your fine furniture.

The Silhouette Reference Preamplifier is all hand-wired point-to-point with silver-plated PTFE-coated conductors, three types of solder with copper and silver buss bars.

The Shadow Preamplifier is equipped with an ALPS 20k ohm motorized volume control and can be upgraded to a Tokyo Ko-on attenuator upon request.

Raven Audio amplifiers are made with quality parts like V-Cap, Mundorf, MIT-RTX capacitors and Hammond transformers allied with classic tubes like Telefunkens, Valvo, Tung Sol, Seimens, Amprex, Sylvania, RCA, Philips, GE, National, KenRad and Tungsram. For ultimate performance the preamplifier is tube-rectified with a solid-state power supply.

The Silhouette Reference Preamplifier includes a phono stage loaded at 47k ohms input impedance for high-output MC (moving-coil) or MM (moving-magnet) cartridges.

Besides sounding wonderful, Raven Audio products have a sumptuous look and feel.

Features and Specifications

  • ALPS 20k ohm motorized volume control with +6dB gain
  • Upgrade available to Tokyo Ko-on attenuator upon request
  • Input terminals: 1/pr balanced XLR and 3/pr single-ended RCA line level
  • and 1/pr singled-ended phono
  • Input impedance phono: 47k ohms
  • Output impedance line stage: < 200 ohms
  • Dimensions: W 19.4" x D 11.5" x H 8.5"
  • Weight: 47lbs

Tube Complement

  • 1 x 5Y3/5AR4/5V4/5V3A/5R4 - Rectifies tube power supply
  • 1 x 6B4G - Regulator
  • 1 x 6SN7 - Voltage adjuster
  • 1 x OA3 - Reference voltage
  • 2 x 12AT7 - First stage amplifier
  • 2 x 12AU7 - Current supply for first stage 12AT7
  • 2 x 6N6P/6DJ8/6922 - Preamp output stage cathode follower
  • 6 x 12AX7 - Phono preamplifier section

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