Europa is our entry level, all tube, tone control preamp built into a more 'conventional' chassis layout, yet still keeping that classic 60's and early 70's look!
With Europa, there is nothing sitting on the top of the chassis. All components are housed inside, this gives a clean stereo chassis which can fit into smaller spaces and shelves.
Europa uses the 6922 family of tubes, which allowed the chassis to be the same height as a 2U rack mount chassis.
Unlike most of our other offerings, model Europa only has one option, with or without an MM phono preamp.
All other functions are 'set'. Pretty much what you see is what you get.
Model Europa tone control preamp comes standard as follows:
Tone Control Defeat;
4 RCA Input Selection; the source names can be customized at no additional charge
Silver Front Plate with black aluminum knobs; the pushbuttons are hard plastic
A black front plate is availalble on request, also with the same black aluminum knobs.
Stabndard tubes are factory new JJ 6922's. If you prefer other brands, we can do that, but it may add a few $ to the preamp price depending on the difference between the JJ's and your preference of tubes.
ONE option, with or without a 6922 MM phono preamp.
Making most of the above as standard fitmens, allowed us to keep Europa's price at a more 'entry level'.
The chassis is an all metal 2U high unit. As with all our builds, we only use high quality brand name components. This may be our entry level preamp, but we have not cut any corners in the design and build quality!
Europa is built to order and will take 4-6 to build and ship.