10 Octave Audio is a new company in Georgia, USA.. 10 Octave was founded by Bill Cobb and Dennis Smilay. Bill, known as FXBill in the world of Hollywood Movie Special Effects is the designer. Many of the action packed movies of the 1980s, were brought to life using custom made electronic devices, designed and built by FXBill.
Many of FXBills design are still in use today, several decades later. When watching an action movie from the 1980s, and wondering, how did they do that? There is a good chance FXBills electronics had something to do with making it happen.
Dennis Smilay worked in computers and software for business, and traveled the world as a consultant. Dennis and Bill are long time friends and Audiophiles who both retired and found a comfortable lake side life in Georgia.
10 Octave Audio is the result of Bill, Dennis and the support of their families. Its two very smart men having fun, doing what they love and growing a company in the USA..
What is it? Why do you want one?
The LP-1 is a High End Vacuum Tube Line Stage Stereo Preamplifier. Its not a phono preamp. Its a line stage with enough gain to drive amplifiers to their maximum output. The LP-1 is perfect for the high end, minimalist audiophile type. Many minimalist in this sector of the audio hobby, enjoy the benefits that come with the K.I.S.S principal, of keeping signal paths short and completely analog. The current LP-1 is a minimalist audiophile dream. Even the volume control is manual with no motor or digital circuits contained within the heavy case.
Every part chosen for the LP-1 was picked with sound quality as the top priority in the design. Its built to last a lifetime . Its minimal with gadgets but maximum with parts quality and sound quality.
After hearing great reviews of the 10 Octave LP-1 from several guys who had signed up for the introductory offer, I had to try one for myself. It did not disappoint. The LP-1 sounds great. We have used it with tube amps and solid state amps. We have been very happy in both cases.. The rich, sweet sound of this tube preamp can deliver an excellent tonal balance when driving the modern class D amplifiers. The LP-1 delivers the musicality of vacuum tubes and has a very positive effect on solid state amplifiers we have tried in combination with the LP-1.
The 10 Octave LP-1 is shipping direct from Georgia. The Introductory price of the LP-1 is $999 and Jim Clark Stereo is offering a 30 day 100% Satisfaction Guaranty and free shipping to your door during this Special Introductory Offer. See our Secure Store. We accept Credit cards, PayPal.
Technical features of the Ten Octave Audio LP1-R Line stage tube preamp.
-- Remote Volume Control.
– double thickness printed circuit board to prevent flex or damage from
repeated tube insertions for those who love to roll tubes!
– double thickness copper traces on pcb
– 4″ height allows buyer to use 12AX7 tubes with adapter if desired
– uses ultra low noise, minimum 5000 hour life 6N2-EV mil spec tubes
that have much lower microphonic levels and lower floor noise than
– Cardas audio grade silver solder used for the entire build
– Tube rectified power supply
– high quality sealed ALPS potentiometer volume control
– heavy gauge powder coated steel case on all sides
– audio grade capacitors… MKP, Panasonic and Wima used in the audio
– carbon comp resistors selected to optimize audio quality and used in
specific locations where carbon comps produce a higher quality sound
in tube applications. Allen Bradleys are used in most cases.
– resistor wattage capacity far exceeds circuit requirements and are
Vishay 1-5% in most cases
– ground plane grid for lower floor noise
– Regulated and fully adjustable DC power used for all audio tube
filament voltages. This is rarely found even in the most expensive
– relay switched inputs
– RCA shorting plugs included for unused inputs
– heavy duty heat sink on filament voltage regulation transistor
– custom wound power transformer
– gold plated RCA jacks
– thick custom anodized aluminum face plat
Why Choose Jim Clark Stereo-
Jim Clark Stereo is an online retailer of high performance stereo audio products. We are a factory authorized dealer for Audiolab, Audioquest, Bob Carver, ELAC and 10 Octave.
We keep many products in our stock for same day shipping.
Audioquest has a large catalog offering. If we don't stock an item, we can usually drop ship from USA stock with a minimum wait time.
Ask about our Free Express Shipping on qualified orders.
We provide demonstrations of these fine musical products by appointment in Northern IL..
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