British brand, Exposure Electronics, has already released an enhanced ‘D’ edition of its 3010S2 integrated amplifier. Now the preamp has been given the same upgrade.
Like its predecessor, the new 3010S2-D preamplifier comes with six line level inputs. One of these is now a direct AV input to enable integration within a surround sound system. There is still the possibility to fit an optional MM or MC phonostage, which is now joined by the option of a plug-in DAC board. The latter is capable of up to 24bit/192kHz PCM and DSD 64 and comes with two inputs: USB and BNC, with auto-switching between them. A tape output is included as well as two main outputs to allow for easy bi-amping.
As is the case throughout the 3010S2 series, much attention has been paid to the circuit design in order to extract the best possible sound quality. The 3010S2-D now sports a brand new circuit board which has been remapped and features high quality relays for input selection to ensure the shortest possible signal path. There are no integrated circuits, as the signal path uses all discrete components including high-quality capacitors. The new power supply includes a large custom-made torodial power transformer and adds extra stages of regulation for improved performance. This all slots into an aluminium casing with extruded front panel.
The Exposure 3010S2-D, now in titanium or black, is priced at £1,060. Optional additions include an on-board MM phonostage for £240, on-board MC phonostage for £240 and on-board DAC for £325.
Call 01273 423877 or click on www.exposurehifi.com for more information