Flexibility and Control
SST proudly presents the Thoebe II preamplifier. Fitted with the refinements and features one expects of a modern-day preamp, the Thoebe II will deliver all of your music with style and beauty at an attractive price.
Impressive standard features include a highly transparent volume control, bass and treble tone controls, high/low gain settings and a world-class headphone amplifier. Additionally, the Thoebe II can be configured with available add-on options like a reference-level DAC and/or phonostage. The Thoebe II is about ultimate control and flexibility—the perfect preamplifier for any music source.
Deriving its lineage from our flagship preamplifier, the award-winning Ambrosia 2000 Second Edition preamplifier, but boasting more than a few unique features in it’s own right, the Thoebe II is destined to be a classic in its own time. Invite the Thoebe II into your listening room and find out quickly what kind of “guest” has arrived—one that won’t be leaving anytime soon!
FEATURES Optional DAC and/or phonostage: DAC ESS Sabre (9018) 32-bit DAC chip
Asynchronous, galvanically isolated USB input supports up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM and DSD64 + DSD128
Phonostage Moving magnet or high-output moving coil discrete Class A design and newly developed RIAA optimized topology.
Powerful and transparent built-in Class A headphone amplifier, standard Digitally-controlled, channel independent, highly-advanced tone control Remarkably transparent and innovative resistive-ladder type volume control unique to the Thoebe II.
High/low gain setting
Phase and balance controls
Large, easy-to-read (and dimmable) LED display
Internal USB connection for any future software updates
Optional solid aluminum full-function remote control
Heavy gauge steel case and thick anodized aluminum faceplate
SPECIFICATIONS Inputs Phono: 42dB Line (balanced and unbalanced): 17dB high gain, 11dB low gain Tone Controls ± 5dB nominal Turnover points: Bass 100Hz; Treble 5kHz nominal Maximum Output 10V RMS unbalanced 20V RMS balanced Input Impedance 62kΩ unbalanced 100kΩ balanced Output Impedance 50Ω, all outputs Headphone Output 1Ω, 388mW (300Ω) Noise (Awt) MM: 70µV (22µV with 400-20kHz filter) Line: 10µV unbalanced, 18µV balanced THD (Awt, 20Hz-20kHz) .006% max inputs to main outputs @ 1V RMS rated output Frequency Response Phono: ± 1.2dB max deviation (5mV in, RIAA Equalized, 20Hz–20kHz) Line: 20Hz–20kHz, ± 0.25dB max deviation Dimensions 14⅝" L x 17½" W x 4⅛" H Weight: Without phonostage: 25 lbs. With phonostage: 28 lbs.