Price:Factory wired $899
Circuits: Insight+ Straight Line
Chassis: AVA SL
Phono $199 wired
Buffered tape $199 wired
International transformer $30
The Insight+ SL (straight line) Preamplifier has the same great buffered high slew rate, high current audio circuits as the Insight+ EC in a more cost-conscious chassis.
The Insight+ preamplifier circuits give you all the music and nothing but the music. Our earlier Omega series solid-state preamplifiers were wonderful, but we knew we could do better. When faster components with even more current drive became available, it was back to the drawing board for us. In rethinking the entire design we were able to make huge improvements in the linearity, current drive and speed of the circuit.
The Insight+ preamp has even more of the transparency, dynamic range, linearity and pure music for which Audio by Van Alstine has become known. Listen to all of your recordings again and find all of the space, all of the sounds of the instruments that you'd overlooked before.
Because we use a combination of integrated circuits and ultra+ low distortion current buffers to achieve our musical goals, the cost is much less than you would expect.