Carmenta Pre-Amplifier

Carmenta Pre-Amplifier

The Carmenta tube pre-amplifier complements the established range of integrated power amplifiers and offers the user greater flexibility when trying to build and balance a system.

When Carmenta was being designed, great emphasis was placed on product transparency and all circuitry was developed with this in mind. Carmenta will match perfectly with most products in the CR range and although originally intended for use with the Amphion and Remus power amplifiers, it will work well with integrated amplifiers using the auxiliary input thus adding all the facilities of this pre-amplifier.

As with all the CR pre-amplifiers, flexibility has been incorporated where it does not compromise audio excellence. Therefore, users will find the Carmenta pre-amplifier will match beautifully with our transistor amplifiers, challenging pre-conceptions and making an excellent hybrid combination; perhaps finding the best in both valve and transistor technology.

Appearance is especially tailored to match the CR range of amplifiers. High lustre stainless steel and black being assured. Attention to external cosmetics and detail are always important and final quality checks on Carmenta ensure these are always perfect.



Input Level Line 250mV
Output Level 1V
Response 20Hz - 25KHz ±.5dB
Distortion <150µV
Noise <1mV
Inputs 5 Line
Power Consumption 84 Watts
Line Voltage 115/230 Volts
Tube LineupAmplifier 12AX7 x 1
Output Buffer 12AX7 x 1
DimensionsUnpacked 430x290x145mm
Packed 495x380x330mm
Weight Net 8Kg
Weight Gross 12Kg