The analog purist
The Elector is the perfect preamplifier for the lover of pure analog technology. With motorized, remote volume control, tape monitor path, retro-look-VU-meter and the all superior VOLTAiR technology the Elector brings analog sources to new life.
Milled from solid
The massive 45mm volume control knob milled from aluminum is a haptic highlight. Its mass together with the motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further.
The red marker LED ensures good visibility of the volume parameter even in darkened environments.
The volume control can be remotely controlled with any infrared remote control.
The Elector learns to communicate with it with the simple push of a button.
Learning made easyThis video explains how you can use any infrared remote control to remotely control the volume and the source selection.
Source of joy
Up to six (6 !) analog stereo sources can be connected to the Elector.
The Elector offers three pairs of balanced inputs with XLR jacks and three standard inputs with gold-plated RCA jacks.
Good ol' times
Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel.
With the VU switch you can optimize the display for different signal levels.
A tape monitor circuitry is quite retro.
Who still owns a cassette recorder or a tape machine?
Who else loops in an equalizer?
To put it another way:
Who would like to do it and cannot do it because no manufacturer offers a tape monitor circuit anymore?
Well, those who want can again.
Today’s audio levels are much higher than in the past and many recorders will be overloaded by them.
In that case simply press the switch and the level to the recorder is lowered by 10 dB.
To compensate, the level from the recorder is increased by 10 dB. Et voilà.
All variable – or Slave Thru?
The Elector provides two stereo output pairs for connecting power amplifiers or active loudspeakers.
One pair of outputs with XLR, the other with RCA outputs. Both have the same output signal, which is controlled by the big volume control. Thus, a pair of speakers can be fed via one stereo output and a subwoofer via the second stereo output. The playback volume for both stereo outputs is adjusted together via the volume control on the Elector.
With a DIP switch on the back of the device, the volume control for the RCA and XLR outputs can separately be switched out of the signal path – this makes the respective output a “Slave Thru” output to e.g. connect a headphone amplifier with its own volume control. The volume control of the Elector no longer affects the playback volume of the connected headphone amplifier when a stereo output’s Slave Thru mode is active.
Home Theater Bypass
Since the hardware revision 1.1, the Elector features a Home Theater Bypass function. This allows the Elector to be used in combination with a multi-channel home theater system. The L and R channels of the home theater system can be simply connected to Input 6 of Elector. When the Home Theater Bypass is active (DIP 4), Input 6 is no longer affected by the volume control of the Elector.
Everything under control – AMP CTL
The standby mode of devices with 12V trigger input, can be switched on and off via AMP CTL, together with the Elector. This allows, for example, the SPL Performer s800, Performer m1000 or Performer s1200 power amplifiers to be ideally integrated into the set-up.