Perfect match with any system
In traditional high-end audio systems, a preamp connects inputs and controls volume. But is a preamp still necessary when today’s DACs and portable players already handle volume control?
A preamp’s often overlooked function is adding gain to the DAC output (6dB single-ended, 12dB balanced), which typically requires an additional buffer stage in most DACs and portable players. This stage increases size, cost, and potential distortion. Without the gain, the power amp cannot achieve its full potential.
The Timekeeper 3X GT features an independently powered, fully discrete input buffer stage. If you don’t already have a preamp, activating the buffer provides the necessary gain for optimal system performance.