The Dutch PrimaLuna has won the affection of music lovers and audiophiles from all over the world thanks to their audacity when applying a series of unique technical solutions to their products that result in a extraordinary musicality without this entailing elitist prices. A philosophy that is demonstrated by the EVO Tube Phono Preamplifier, the brand’s first phono preamplifier (with 100% tube architecture) and without a doubt an electronic that attracts attention for the elegant originality of its conception and engineering. Taking as a starting point the search for control options and functionalities as specific as possible, in order to expand the range of potential buyers, the new PrimaLuna has been designed to provide a wide range of settings of impedance, gain and capacitance that ensure very high quality sound without entailing the slightest complexity in terms of handling.
Among the most significant technical features, this refined phono preamplifier stands out first of all for a entirely manual construction which combines a fully ventilated steel chassis and a five-layer finish with internal point-to-point wiring made entirely by hand. Next we must point out the use of top quality componentswhich on the other hand is common in PrimaLuna: ceramic sockets for the vacuum tubes, Nichicon and DuRoch capacitors, rectification circuitry based on 5AR4 tubes, 12AX7 tubes for the MM stage and 6922 for the MC stage, gold-plated RCA connectors. gold and powerful armor in the most sensitive points.
In the new PrimaLuna we also find a “classic” of the brand: the SoftStart circuitwhich extends the life of the most delicate components and reduces the odds of failures occurring in the vacuum valves, as a consequence of a substantial increase in their operating temperature. Of the EVO Tube Phono Preamplifier it should also be noted that its power transformers incorporate the PTP, acronym for Power Transformer Protection, a scheme to cool them, disconnecting the primary, in case of special environmental circumstances, overloads or any problem in the rest of the system. Regarding the available settings, the revenue It is 40 dB for moving magnet (MM) cartridges and 52/56/52 dB for moving coil (MC) cartridges. For its part, the load impedance for MC capsules it can be set to 50/100/200/500/1000 ohms, while the loading capacitance for MM capsules can be selected as 47 or 100 pF.