STEREO with Input Selector
RCA / XLR

$399$2000

(3 customer reviews)
EAN: 5905481303204 Category: SKU: N/A

Description

Khozmo Passive Preamp with input selector

3 inputs and 2 outputs available. RCA or XLR version.  If you want mixed connectors RCA+XLR select XLR version and by ordering write in comment field your required configuration. Default we make Inputs: 2xXLR + 1xRCA, Outputs: 1xXLR + 1xRCA.

There are several attenuator options available:

Series manual 48 steps – manual or with remote

Ladder 64 steps with remote: Vishay, AMRT, AMRG or Z-FOIL resistors

Shunt 64 steps with remote: AMRG+Vishay or ZFoil+AMRT

Optionally you can add OPAMP active stage: https://khozmo.com/product/active-stage-for-khozmo-preamp

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Dimensions: W270 L250 H90 mm

Weight: 4 kgs

Includes: Remote and power supply (for remote version)

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Khozmo preamps are known for their high-quality audio performance and transparent sound reproduction. Khozmo is a brand that specializes in manufacturing passive preamplifiers using high-quality components and precise engineering techniques.

The sound characteristics of a Khozmo preamp can be described as neutral, detailed, and accurate. Khozmo preamps aim to faithfully reproduce the audio signal without adding any coloration or distortion, allowing the listener to experience the music or sound in its truest form.

One of the key factors contributing to the sound quality of Khozmo preamps is the use of high-quality potentiometers (attenuators). The potentiometer is a critical component in a passive preamp, as it determines the accuracy of volume control and channel balance. Khozmo utilizes high-grade, precision potentiometers that offer excellent tracking and low noise, ensuring smooth and precise volume adjustment without compromising sound quality.

In terms of transparency, Khozmo preamps strive to have minimal impact on the audio signal passing through them. They are designed to preserve the original tonal balance, dynamics, and spatial characteristics of the music or sound recordings. This transparency allows listeners to hear the nuances and details in the audio with clarity and accuracy.

Additionally, Khozmo preamps typically exhibit low distortion characteristics. By minimizing distortion, they ensure that the audio signal remains clean and unaltered, maintaining a high level of fidelity. This results in a more enjoyable listening experience, as the original dynamics and texture of the music are preserved.

The accuracy and detail retrieval of Khozmo preamps contribute to their reputation for providing a highly resolving sound. These preamps excel at reproducing subtle nuances and textures within the music, allowing listeners to hear intricate details that might otherwise be masked or overlooked. The precise soundstage and imaging further enhance the listening experience, as instruments and vocals are accurately positioned within the stereo field, creating a realistic and immersive soundstage.

It’s worth noting that the perception of sound can be subjective, and personal preferences may vary. Some listeners might prefer a slightly warmer or more colored sound, while others appreciate the utmost transparency and accuracy. However, Khozmo preamps have garnered positive reviews and are often praised for their faithful sound reproduction and high-quality performance.

Ultimately, the sound of a Khozmo preamp is characterized by its neutrality, detail retrieval, transparency, and accuracy. These qualities make Khozmo preamps a popular choice among audio enthusiasts who value a clean and unadulterated sound reproduction, allowing them to fully appreciate the intricacies of their favorite music or sound recordings.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 250 × 270 × 100 mm
Chassis color

-, Silver, Black

Knob color

-, Silver, Black

Attenuator

48 steps SERIES (manual), 48 steps SERIES (remote), 64 steps LADDER – AMRG (remote), 64 steps LADDER – AMRT (remote), 64 steps LADDER – Vishay (remote), 64 steps SHUNT – AMRG + Vishay (remote), 64 steps SHUNT – Zfoil + AMRT (remote), 64 steps LADDER – Z-FOIL (remote)

RCA/XLR

RCA, XLR

3 reviews for STEREO with Input Selector
RCA / XLR

  1. Richard S Jones

    I recently took delivery of my Khozmo Passive pre amp, after reading all the glowing on-line reviews.
    I loved the fact that I could specify inputs and outputs for my own system and it has a remote too.
    Initial impressions are very good, the sound stage has opened up in all directions.
    Very revealing unit showing up poor recordings. But it really has lifted a veil on my system.
    I have used a very well known passive pre amp before and was underwhelmed, so the Khozmo is here to stay…..

  2. ronb (verified owner)

    The final component in building my system was a preamp and after researching extensively I decided not to trade the coloration of my AVR pre-outs for the coloration of an active preamp. In addition to the many excellent reviews of Khozmo preamps I also read forums whereby participants held negative views of passives in general regarding a lack of dynamics, “suck the life out of music”, etc. With some apprehension I decided to purchase the 64-step Khozmo passive with Vishay Z-Foil resistors. Having it in my system now for about 30 hours of listening across several genres I must say I am perplexed regarding some of the comments in the aforementioned forums. To second the previous reviewer’s comment, implementation of this preamp was like lifting a veil from the music. The expanded soundstage, the detail, transparency, and texture, and low noise floor are remarkable and exceeded my expectations. And the dynamics are fine, actually somewhat enhanced due to transparency. This preamp does exactly what it is designed to do – let you hear music as recorded by the artists (to the extent any component can do so). There is a need for a good DAC/amp match, which may be one reason some individuals’ hold negative opinions of passives in general. Arek reviewed my system before my purchase to make certain it was a good match: Jay’s Audio CDT2-MK3 transport, Denafrips Pontus II DAC, Parasound Halo A31 amp, and Martin Logan Motion XT F200 speakers. I could not be happier with my decision to purchase this Khozmo Acoustic preamp.

  3. H.A.

    Got a preamplifier from Khosmo Acoustics. Right out of the box you can tell that it is incredibly well built, the attention to details is simply spectacular. Every component of the preamp is of high quality. It is quite heavy and looks phenomenal. Having it hooked at the end of the chain right before the speakers, it does not cease to amaze. 64 steps (ladder type) gives you absolute control over the volume and as advertised, it is truly passive giving you unsurpassed transparency and no modification to the original recording whatsoever. It is simply the best passive preamp I have had in my system. Definitely highly recommended.

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