"For many audiophiles the “best” preamplifier is the one that does the least damage to the signal. If you are one of these audiophiles, the Tortuga Audio LDR3.V2 could be your best and your last preamplifier. Sure, it may not be flashy-looking, and it’s not going to add to your system’s warmth or euphony, but if you want the ultimate in transparency you would be hard-pressed—regardless of budget—to find a preamplifier, passive or active, that delivers your music with less editorializing than the Tortuga Audio LDR3.V2." - The Absolute Sound

absolute sound golden ear award for LDR3.V2 passive preamp

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LDR3.V2 passive preamp - black anodized front panel

LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp | $1195

  • Superior audio quality | light dependent resistors
  • Single ended stereo | unity gain passive preamp
  • Cardas RCA jacks | 3 inputs | 2 output
  • Dual channel display (blue)
  • Fully IR remote controlled | Apple remote
  • Firmware/feature updates via USB port
  • 12 V trigger out
  • Front panel
    • Silver or black brushed anodized aluminum
    • Lacquered carbonized bamboo
    • Custom wood
  • Upgraded signal hookup wire (point to point)
    • Neotech ultra-pure continuous caste 26 AWG solid copper

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