are all tube designs, hand-crafted to reproduce music naturally. Full
harmonic integrity, a natural dynamic flow and superb spatial expression
are hallmarks of Joule preamplifiers. The Joule promotes emotional
involvement and immersion in the musical event. The uncanny ability
to preserve the tonal, spatial and dynamic reality of individual voices
and instruments allows following multiple musical lines without losing
track of the whole of the performance. This rare capacity is closer
to how music sounds live and encourages mental and emotional participation
on a much deeper level. This capability is in large part how we define
the term musical as it applies to our componentry. The triumph of
"natural ease" over hi-fi artifacts is central to how we
approach building all of our components. We believe that detail, dynamics
and harmonic weight must always be an intrinsic part of the whole,
not seperate hi-fi artifacts.
At the heart of every Joule-Electra component is the Joule implemented
Mu follower circuit that creates the ideal infinite impedance environment
for the tubes to truly dance. Music passes through this simple and
elegant circuit effortlessly and coherently. It is the apprehension
of the immediate and the infinite. This simply beautiful circuit has
been highly refined and then supported with a robust power supply
featuring tube regulation. High current capable with notable energy
storage this configuration begets natural dynamic authority, and true
transient speed. Optimized parts, unique construction techniques and
hand-built pride results in preamplifiers that are truly benchmarks.
A note here about value. Joule Electra components are not cheap. The
are not designed, built nor do they perform cheaply. They are not
gussied up overpriced cosmetic jewelry either. Joules are an unapologetic
functional blend of reasonable materials that emphasize listening
above all else, and are built carefully and thoughtfully to be truly
self-effacing in the service of music. We value these attributes highly
and believe that they constitute and meaningful definition of value.
And now the last straw--all tubes even in a line stage only preamp.
Carefully selected Sylvania 6350's for the Gain Stage and Mu
Follower, and separate 6EM7 regulator tubes for the B+ supply,
industry standard since the fifties. Phono stage preamps also have
5751's & 6DJ8's in addition to the 6350. All Joule-Electra tubes are
carefully selected NOS tubes and have exceptionally long life span.
We have older pre-amplifiers (+10 yrs) that have had no tube
replacements. Moreover, standby feature allows you the ease of
operation and practically no warm-up time.
Joule-Electra preamplifiers come in three basic configurations: Line
Stage preamplifier, phono stage preamplifier, and full-function preamplifier.
Please check the category below that best fulfills your requirements.
Due to our policy of
continuous product improvement,
specifications may change without notice.
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