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Active Linstage Preamplifier
The Placette Audio Active Linestage is the finest
linestage available today at any price. No other Preamp
available today can deliver the absolutely transparent,
effortless performance of these units.
These remote controlled passive Linestages feature
remote control of volume and input selection. They use
the Placette Audio 125 step volume control that use only
the very expensive Vishay S-102 resistors.
Remote Volume Control
This low cost passive unit is ideal for the user who has
only one source component in his system or for someone
who wishes to add remote volume control capability to a
Replacement - (Programmed) Universal Learning Remote
Replacement - (External) 5 volt Regulated Power Supply
Operation Guides &
Technical Information . . .
Operation Guide for Active Remote Volume Control
Placette pre-amps are designed to remain powered up at
all times so they do not have a power on/off switch. If
your unit has a key lock on the rear panel, this key
will disable the control system, making the unit
inoperable while at the same time allowing the
electronics to remain on.
Operation Guide for Passive Remote Volume Control
The best way to use the Remote Volume Control is to
place it as near as possible to your power amplifier. As
a passive device, the shorter the cables are, the better
the performance will be. This is made easy by the use of
its remote control capability.
Remote Control Codes
Preamp input/output selections are made by selecting
preamp and then selecting the desired source. Tape
operation is also controlled by the remote. Preamp
volume is controlled in all eight of the device options.
The need for a preamp when
most sources already have enough output to drive a power
amp is really related to the need for an accurate and
truly transparent volume control.
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If you have been searching for the sonic purity and
clarity that allows hours and hours of fatigue-free
listening, Placette Audio has the pre-amps and volume
controls that make it possible. Our exclusive use of the
very costly Vishay S102 resistors in a proprietary 126
step attenuator eliminates the distortions present in
even the finest quality volume controls.
"The Placette has some of the most
refined, delicate, and utterly silken reproduction of
high frequencies that has ever graced any system of
mine. To be brief, under circumstances that I can
control or am otherwise familiar with, I haven't heard a
better pre-amp than the Placette"
Seydor... "The Absolute Sound" (issue 125)
The Absolute Sound issue 125 (PDF file)
The Future of Sound
The Audiophile Voice (PDF file)
Placette Audio Company History
Several years ago I was using a preamp that allowed me
to set the channel balance by nulling the right and left
channels together while using the balance control. This
perfectly adjusted channel balance not only improved the
imaging but also seemed to bring the overall sound into
a much sharper focus and clarity.
Testimonials / Customer Comments
"The improved (sound)
quality of the Placette passive when compared to highly
regarded active pre amps that I have auditioned is
audible from top to bottom...I Now get more extension in
either extreme than I have ever experienced in my sound
Q and A
(questions & answers)
Why use a Pre-Amp at all?
Why not just connect my CD player directly to the power
amp and use variable output of the CD player to control
products may be returned or exchanged for any reason
within (30) calendar days of receipt.