Visit DEQX and experience the stunning analog transparency as the DEQX Mate and new PreMate play LPs on a VPI Classic 3 with their Legend cartridge driven by a Dynavector phono preamp! DEQX isn’t doing horns this year but the results will be just as gobsmacking as last year!
The new PreMate features preamp functions, remote control and an optional USB audio input. The USB’s internal I2S digital interface avoids the need to convert to and from S/PDIF. The resulting increase in resolution is makes it easier to suspend disbelief and fall into the music.
DEQX processors correct the distortion that all speakers make – electro-mechanical devices that they are – and only then measure and correct the room. DEQX processors also do the impossible and seamlessly integrate one or a pair of subwoofers into a system. DEQX is unique in correcting frequency-response errors as other units do but also timing errors by adjusting thousands of frequency groups so they arrive on time. DEQX restores timing, phase and amplitude accuracy to the speakers followed by judicious room compensation. Unlike other room compensation devices DEQX is mostly concerned with correcting speaker distortion with room compensation an added extra.
Manufacturer: DEQX Pty Ltd
The PreMate delivers the same comprehensive speaker and room calibration features as the DEQX Mate plus the preamp functionality of the flagship HDP-4. While the HDP-4ís active crossover feature can be used with either active or passive speakers the PreMate, like the Mate, works with passive speakers using their built-in crossovers.
The PreMateís preamp section includes four digital inputs Ė Toslink Optical, RCA Coax, BNC Coax, Balanced AES3 XLR and an optional USB audio input. There are two analog inputs via RCA and Balanced XLR. Outputs are RCA Unbalanced and XLR Balanced for both main speakers and subwoofers (or bi-amped speakers). The main speaker outputs are also available in digital form for external DACs.
The PreMate incorporates Cirrus Logicís reference-grade Pro Audio ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter) providing the most transparent analog input youíre likely to hear. Two latest-generation 32-bit Burr Brown DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converters) combined with DEQXís world leading 32-bit floating-point DSP calibration engine provides and analog-like fluidity thatís turned digital skeptics into true believers.
The PreMate incorporates many features from our flagship HDP-4 Preamp Processor, the same audiophile-grade parts and new technology. A remote allows volume and 3-band DEQX Forensic Tone Controls plus 99 memory positions for particular recordings or record labels.
After calibrating your speakers and room the PreMate can seamlessly integrate one or a pair of subwoofers into your system. And you can chose from several customized preference profiles and even bypass calibration to remind you of what you were hearing before. We encourage you to try it.