Candela Vacuum Tube Line Preamplifier

The Candela Preamplifier

$1,600 USD
model specifications:

  • “Current Source Loaded Grounded Cathode Amplifier” based design
  • Vacuum Tube single ended stages
  • Class-A single ended configuration
  • Zero feedback
  • Low output impedance
  • Low current design
  • Relay-controlled input selector
  • Power supply rectification using ultra fast-soft recovery “Stealth” Diodes
  • (2) ECC82/12AU7 tubes
  • 14dB gain
  • Frequency Response 10Hz – 50kHz
  • RCA type inputs & output
  • 4 line inputs
  • 1 input can be configured for HT bypass *
  • Input Impedance 47 kOhm
  • 1 pair preamplifier output
  • 2nd pair of pre outs optional *
  • Preamplifier output impedance: <2 kOhm
  • High quality Alps potentiometer
  • Remote control volume option available *
  • >16 lbs weight / >7.25 kg
  • Dimensions: 18 width x 8 deep x 4 height (in) /
  • 45.7 width x 20.3 deep x 10.2 height (cm)


  • Stratos Stereo and Khartago Stereo: Conversion to Mono amplifier with the Purchase of an additional amplifier. Free of charge.
  • All amplifiers: Custom bias for your system prior to purchase. The customer has to provide system information to check feasibility. Free of charge.
  • All Products: Anodized Faceplate only + $75.00 USD
  • All Products: Complete Product Chassis anodized + $99.00 USD
  • All Products: Faceplate only 24 K. Gold or 99.9 % Silver plated + $195.00 USD
  • All Products: Faceplate only pure 100 % Platinum plated + $250.00 USD
  • Stratos Stereo: Upgrade to 120,000µF (Plus model) from basic model with 60,000µF + $125.00 USD
  • Stratos Mono's: 2nd pair of loudspeaker outputs for bi-wiring or tri-wiring option + $50.00 USD
  • All amplifiers: Binding post-upgrade to the top of the line WBT Platinum series + $100.00 USD

Component Checkups:

Peace of mind. Whenever you feel that a check-up is necessary. Check on bias, offset, connections, and power supply. Only for Registered customers. Free of charge.

Warranty: 20 years for all parts.

Labor is inclusive for the first 2 years, and after that time period, we'll be charging a shop rate of $20/hour for registered customers. The above-indicated shop rate applies to all repairs that are not covered under the terms of the standard 20-year warranty for all registered owners.

Phone: 317.299.5578 / Email:

6731 West 79th Street Indianapolis, IN 46278, U.S.A.

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