New materials and new techniques gave us the wings to further approach reality as the absolute reference in the Kharma Exquisite Collection. Even more so since the Exquisite loudspeaker collection is complemented with the Exquisite preamplifiers and mono power amplifiers, which are characterized by their meticulous handling of technological aspects and the astonishing design. The cabinet is a piece of art in itself shown by the beautifully aluminium casing with wooden parts.
The Kharma Exquisite P1000 Series are state of the art solid-state preamps with a zero compromise approach. Its design features techniques rival even the most sophisticated high-end tube and solid state amplifier designs. We have gone where no solid state design has gone before. This is, among other things, illustrated by the pure silver wired power transformers in the AC power circuit, that lift the level of sound purification to incredible heights. As a result the deep level of blackness, the unequivocal palpability of its sound space, the colourful textures of its music dynamics and the absolutely phenomenal feeling of presence have to be heard and experienced to be believed.
The Exquisite P1000 Series consists of the Exquisite Reference Preamplifier and the Exquisite Signature Preamplifier, where the Signature version has some extra special features. Read more about the Signature version under options.
The Exquisite preamp Series is equipped with hand wired discrete point to point wiring made of our finest solid core silver-gold alloy, which is treated with proprietary Kharma techniques. During auditions it was established that no circuit board is able to reveal the depth of the sound space the way discretely wired components do.
The volume control of the Exquisite P1000 preamplifiers are also a zero compromise state of the art design with “naked” Z-foil resistors in a discretely switched shunt attenuator that is again fully wired with Kharma pure silver-gold wiring. Furthermore, the source control is of course also a completely discrete circuit, wired point to point, no circuit boards, just pure silver-gold Kharma wiring to ensure the elimination of any compromise in the signal path.
As a result the audio circuit as a whole is extremely pure and on top of that, it is powered by an incredibly clean power supply that prohibits any outside interference affecting the signal path.
For the volume setting to be remotely adjusted, we have designed a sophisticated two-way RF remote control unit. This allows real-time updates of the volume setting to the RC unit over a considerable distance, which enhances usability. Hence the sophisticated remote controls the motorized discrete stepped attenuator in an optimal way.
These specs are preliminary technical specifications of the Exquisite P1000 Series. However, these give a good indication of this preamplifier till further notice.
Type: EXQ-P1000-R / EXQ-P1000-S
System: Fully discrete solid state class A preamplifier
Power: 60 Watt maximum
Frequency range: 10 Hz – 200 kHz +/- 0.2 dB
Gain: 20 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.01
SNR: < 90 dB
Input impedance: 50k Ohm
Crosstalk: < 90 dB
Connections: 6 Inputs, 3 Outputs and 1 Tape Out
Width: 450 mm / 17.72 inch
Height: 195 mm / 7.68 inch
Depth: 559 mm / 22.01 inch
Width: 450 mm / 17.72 inch
Height: 150 mm / 5.91 inch
Depth: 460 mm / 18.11
The Exquisite P1000 Series consist of different versions of the Exquisite Preamplifier:
The Exquisite P1000 Reference
The Exquisite P1000 Signature
Moreover there is also the possibility, as for all products in the Exquisite Collection, to adjust the product totally to your style and wishes by entering the Privileges Program.
Exquisite Reference Preamplifier P1000
This version of the P1000 Series is marking the reference in the P1000 Series, where all features have to be heard to be believed and are summarized as follows:
Silver transformers in the AC power supply
Hand wired / soldered point to point wiring in the audio circuitry
Sophisticated remote controlled motorized discrete stepped attenuator with the very best resistors
Besides, this model has standard a beautiful front panel with Kharma trapeziums and a black anodized aluminium cabinet.
Exquisite Signature Preamplifier P1000
The Signature P1000 Preamplifier is a special version of the P1000 Reference, where both technical as visual the preamplifier is upgraded. The P1000 Signature amplifier does not only have all the nice features the P1000 Reference has, but also has additional very special features:
Mono Atomic Silver internal wiring
Luxury front panel design
Besides, there is the option to execute the P1000 Signature in blank anodized aluminium instead of black anodized aluminium. Moreover some different front panels will be available, where the P1000 Signature standard already has a very special wood-inlay Kharma design front panel.
As for all products from the Exquisite Collection there is the possibility to enter the Privileges Program for the preamplifiers of the P1000 Series.
The Privileges program gives access to the most exclusive treatment Kharma has to offer, which only can be accessed by the happy few who purchase a product from the Exquisite Collection.
The Privileges program is both an extension of service Kharma has to offer and an opportunity to customize your product without any limitations. Any desired finish of the product is possible: any cabinet paint colour, panel finishes can be of leather, carbon or laser cut wooden inlays. Moreover technical customization is also possible, comprising the enhancement of the sound quality.
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