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800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

Mitchell & Johnson’s 800 Series is designed, engineered and built in the UK

The first products to be announced in the new 800 Series are the S800 ‘digital’ preamp plus the matching S815 power amp. A matching CD player is expected in November. 

S800 ‘DIGITAL’ PREAMP

It includes an internal phono stage (MM & MC) plus a ESS Sabre 9018 DAC with an XMOS asynchronous USB input plus three optical and three coaxial digital inputs.

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

The preamp’s analogue inputs include five unbalanced RCAs plus one balanced XLR. Outputs include two unbalanced RCA plus one balanced XLR, left and right dedicated subwoofer outputs and a pair of fixed-level record outputs.

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

A headphone amplifier with 6.35mm jack, is included plus a Burr-Brown analogue volume control and a 12-volt power link.

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

The 800 Series casework features a solid aluminium machined front panel with custom-machined aluminium dials controlling volume and source selection.

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

The front panel also includes an on/off toggle switch, standby mode indicator and IR sensor. The extra-large LCD display panel provides source selection and volume information. A remote control is also included.

S815 POWER AMP

The S815 power amp also includes an/off toggle switch and standby mode indicator and a pair of illuminated VU meters along with 150W of power, using six Toshiba output transistors per channel. 800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

RCA and XLR inputs are included plus RCA stereo line outputs for bi-amping…

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

…and a 12-volt power link offers simultaneous start-up when used in conjunction with the S800 preamp.

800 Series: hand-built in Britain From Mitchell & Johnson

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The S800 preamp and S815 power amp are available now to order, priced at £1,299 each available in brushed silver and brushed black.

To learn more, call 0845 643 5064 or click mitchellandjohnson.com

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