Project Description


The amazing Preos is the heart of many a Tidal system. This single box gem should really be two to three times the asking price once you fully understand the performance of each of its compenents. A state-of-the-Art MC-phono, a truly exquisite non-oversampling ladder DAC and the most transparent and invisible of linestages. The Preos is three times reference level in one single device.

The DAC is a unique NOS ladder DAC with 3 digital SPDIF Inputs without typical Delta/Sigma converting. The extraordinary phono amplification circuit includes a phonoboard heating and thermo control which is an integral part of the overall concept. It is built to do full justice to reference status MC cartridges and is finely adjustable with high and low gain settings. The Preos Linestage has 2 further single ended line level inputs, two XLR pre outs, a line out and a pass through mode.

Quite simply, the Preos will achieve in one discreet unit, what only yesterday was harvested using a whole stack of boxes, power supplies, clocks and upsamplers and a £50,000+ pricetag.


Coming Soon
  • pure discrete designed dual mono reference line level / reference phono preamplifier with TIDAL minimal-path-technology
  • minimal amplification stage phono moving coil input RCA, adjustable impedance, constant temperature phono board heating system
  • 2 x dual mono powersupply with toroid transformer for the analog audio part
  • 1 x separate toroid transformer powersupply for the control unit
  • 1 x separate toroid transformer powersupply for the DAC power supply
  • 100.000µF stabilisation capacity, ultra fast response with high-grade-long-life-capacitors
  • filtering and regulation system, two-stage EMC-filter
  • TIDAL’s proprietary UPLS volume adjustment: only 1 high precision resistor in each signalpath for level adjustment. Controlled by an electronically and mechanically isolated motordriven ALPS potentiometer-A/D-converter-unit
  • remote control for volume, soft mute
  • pair line inputs RCA (gold plated and teflon isolated), silver wired, pure silver fuses
  • loop-thru function for surround-sound processors with active 1:1 signal forwarding
  • 2 tape outputs RCA
  • 1 pair MC phone input
  • 3 x PCM digital RCA input, optimized for CD reproduction from CD-drives with digital RCA out, perfectly ripped CD’s as FLAC or WAV files (also as high resolution files up to 192kHz) from highend music server with digital RCA out
  • 2 pair fully descrete designed balanced TIDAL-outputmodules XLR OUT (left and right, pair 1 and pair 2)
  • smart remote power management with TIDAL power amplifiers
  • DC-coupled symmetrical Class-A amplifier
  • voltage gain: 10 dB (line mode) 20 dB (phono mode)
  • bandwith: 1Hz – 350 kHz (-3 dB)
  • distortion: < 0.005%
  • noise: 100 dB (0.5 V output voltage)
  • input impedance: 10 kOhms
  • output impedance: < 40 Ohms
  • DC-coupled symmetrical MC-Class-A amplifier: voltage gain: 55 dB (at 1 kHz), noise: > 80 dB (0.5 mV input voltage), input impedance: 10 – 1.2 kOhms, output impedance: 150 Ohms
  • dimensions: 17.3″ x 4,7″ x 15,3″ / 44 cm x 13 cm x 39 cm
  • weight: 70 lbs. / 32 Kg incl. packaging
TIDAL PREOSline stage & MC phono & DAC preamp, remote control£29,100
 Polish sideshigh gloss polished stainless steel side panels+£400
 Polished fasciahigh gloss polished stainless steel front middle-panel+£500