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TK Audio SP501

500-series preamp - class-A unit with a unique hybrid design including both vintage and modern circuits derived from TK’s flagship DP1 stereo preamp
MFR# SP501
TK Audio SP501

$895.00

$839.00
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Description

TK Audio enters the 500 series preamp market with the incredibly versatile TK Audio SP501, a new single slot 500-series class-A unit with a unique hybrid design including both vintage and modern circuits derived from TK’s flagship DP1 stereo preamp.

The midrange crunch of the germanium sound of the mid 60s, the low-mid punch and thick sound associated with British Class A from the early 70s as well as the more modern tone from the 80s and 90s are finally all available in a single unit.

SP501’s input stage is built around a high quality Swedish Lundahl transformer followed by a Germanium stage that adds more harmonics. Two different output stages can be selected – either an electronically balanced stage, or a discrete transformer-balanced class-A stage sporting a heavy Carnhill output transformer. Vintage Class A mode produces a fat and punchy sound with mid-range character and a warm top end, while the electronically balanced output stage is less colored and perfect for clean amplification. A sweepable HPF from 30Hz to 400Hz allows precision crafting of the low end.

“SP501 offers a unique, diverse set of flavors at an amazing price,” states TK Audio president Thomas Kristiansson, “We couldn’t be happier with the final product.”

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Additional Information

Condition New
Chassis 500 Series
Module Type 500 Series
Module Slot Count 1 Slot
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