AcousticImagery Atsah1200's & Jay-Show Pre
This is an oh so rare opportunity for one lucky audiophile to own a warrantied pair of AcousticImagery Atsah 1200 power amplifiers with the astoundingly quiet and neutral Jay-Sho fully balanced autoformer based passive preamplifier. The amps boast a vanishingly low signal to noise ratio, the passive preamp adds absolutely no noise to the signal chain. Even on high efficiency speakers (mine are 98dB) there is absolutely no noise at idle. What this means is more music to get through.
The Atsah 1200 Monoblock amplifiers
- 7/10 condition
- Original Pelican Case
- Upgraded fuse to Audio Magic Beeswax SHD ($500)
- 1 year warranty
- Read more about the amps on the original Tweek Geek Atsah 1200 web page
Functionally, the amps are flawless and will drive most any speaker. The NC 1200 modules boast an output of 1200 watts into 2 ohms, and an astonishingly low 128dB signal to noise ratio.
Cosmetically, there are a few minor scratches and spots where a spiked component may have been set on top. The pictures below are examples of what you might find. Again, nothing major and cannot be seen at a distance.
- 8/10 condition
- Original Pelican Case Packaging & Remote
- 1 year warranty
- Read more about the Jay-Sho on the Tweek Geek official Jay-Sho Page
The perfect compliment to the ultra quiet Atsah power amplifiers. Featuring an autoformer based level control with extremely short and optimized signal paths, motorized analog volume control, and digital level readouts for the left and right channels.
The Jay-Sho pre amplifier is designed to offer features rarely available in a passive pre amplifier.
A pure and direct signal path is maintained at all times between source and power amplifier. at the heart of jay-sho are audio autoformers made for acousticimagery to give a remarkable volume control device with very clean short signal paths featuring:
- 100% passive signal path
- 1db step size from -52db up to +7db
- Full remote control of volume mute balance and source
The autoformers have the benefit of the way they treat impedances the load the source sees and the drive to the power amplifiers. as the volume level is turned down to typical listening levels the output does a better job of driving cables and amplifiers.
The Jay-Sho pre amplifier uses only the highest quality components throughout and the fully balanced configuration ensures at this is one of the quietest pre amplifiers available at any price. there are 6 XLR inputs and two XLR outputs with the addition of one tape monitor socket to enable recording to tape or cdr of the selected input.
The Jay-Sho pre amplifier is powered by 9V DC through an input power socket on the rear panel.
- 6 balanced inputs
- 2 balanced outputs
- Tape Monitor