One of the most competent and complete pre-amps we’ve had the joy of listening to, the Makua Preamplifier is extremely transparent and features 6 preset buttons, all programable, along with 5 switchable inputs.
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The Makua pre-amplifier excels at transparency and versatility. The 6 preset buttons are programmable via RS232 or Bluetooth to access any combination of channel, processing and routing. In a system with mainly digital sources, the preset buttons would be programmed to select between them. Vinyl lovers on the other hand might want to use several buttons to select the same turntable but with different EQ settings to suit their large collection of historic LP's. All five inputs are switchable between XLR and floating RCA connections, and all can be assigned as either phono or line. All stages in the Makua use discrete amplifier modules in a little known topology called "single-ended driven differential". Compared to doubly executed signal paths, this structure prevents noise from propagating all the way through. The Makua is amazingly immune to influences like mains quality and choice of interlinks. The relay-based volume control directly controls the gain of the output stage. Dynamic range and linearity of this arrangement is much greater than those of stepped attenuators. Operation is smooth and entirely glitch free.
Another important thing to note about the Makua is the additional internal space, which allows for a phono stage or DAC to be seamlessly integrated into your system. Ask us about Mola Mola’s Tambaqui DAC- you wont be let down!
5 balanced and 5 unbalanced inputs, selectable by switch and software
2 parallel balanced outputs for bi-amping (XLR)
4 programmable trigger outputs (3.5mm Jack)
All inputs routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage
Processing balance and input gain offset
Phase invert and mono sum
Full software control of routing and processing
Maximum input/output level: 20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Unweighted noise voltage at unity gain: 1.9uV
Input impedance: 100kohm
Output impedance: 44ohm
Distortion at maximum signal level (THD, IMD): not measurable, estimated around -150dB
Gain range: -70dB to +15dB
Gain resolution: <1dB, better than 0.2dB over normal listening range
6 programmable presets
(premium) Remote control
Mola Mola Remote app
Mola Mola Phono stage
Mola Mola DAC
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
420mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 345mm (D). Depth includes volume knob and connectors.