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Jay-Sho Fully Balanced Autoformer Based Passive Preamplifier

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Jay-Sho Balanced Preamplifier

2015 PFO Brutus Award Winners!


Purchase the Jay-Sho Preamp with the Acoustic Imagery Atsah Monoblock amplifiers for $15,995. That's $2995 off MSRP!!

Fully Balanced Stereo Passive Preamplifier

"...crystal-clear, energetic immediacy of the perceived details of the sound; attacks, sound colours and low-level
information, everything there and seemingly going through the preamp as if it wouldn't be there. Well, I am even
tempted to say the JAY-SHO sometimes seems to make the sound more beautiful than with a direct connection to
the source. Seems to be a certain magic there..."

"...It has been a long time since I was so impressed by a piece of audio gear before; if at all I can remember
such an amount of pleasure..."
- TB, Proud Jay-Sho Owner

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 ower 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:-

  1. 100% passive signal path 
  2. 1db step size from -52db up to +7db 
  3. Full remote control of volume mute balance and source 

jay-sho rear view

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
  • Remote





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