JAVA Single Shot LDR preamplifier goes live


"Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, the JAVA is a revolutionary new passive pre-amp that is sure to win the hearts and minds of audiophiles worldwide — and bring music lovers closer to the music they love.

Activated by light, the JAVA utilises LDR (light dependent resistor) technology in a unique circuit design, to deliver simply exceptional sound quality. It works by varying current to alter the intensity of an internal LED, which in turn varies resistance to adjust the volume level, creating the purest possible path for the delicate audio signal. Nothing is added to the signal and nothing is subtracted.

As a result, the JAVA sounds utterly transparent, revealing subtle new details in familiar pieces of music. Voices and instruments are presented with startling realism, displaying the rich, complex tonality of a fine valve amp. At the same time, the JAVA delivers deep, controlled bass and visceral, wide-band dynamics that rival the very best solid state designs."

JAVA Single Shot specs

3 x pairs of unbalanced (RCA) inputs
1 x pair of unbalanced (RCA) outputsJAVA Double Shot
5 x pairs of unbalanced (RCA) inputs
2 x pairs of unbalanced (RCA) outputs
Remote volume control
High quality headphone output
JAVA Triple Shot
3 x pairs of unbalanced (RCA) inputs
2 x pairs of balanced (XLR) inputs
1 x pair of unbalanced (RCA) outputs
1 x pair of balanced (XLR) inputs
Remote volume control
High-quality headphone output
Specifications: All Models
Luxury CNC-machined Baltic birch ply casework
Sumptuous copper JAVA logo inlay
Laser-cut 6mm acrylic front and rear panels
Quality Neutrik connectors
Cryogenically-treated IEC input
3D-printed Alumide dials
Vibration-damped circuit board and feet
Bandwidth: 10 Hz to 100 kHz
Output Impedance: 100 ohms @ 1kHz at full volume
THD: 0.03 % @ 1.8V
SNR: average 120dB @ 1KHz
Dimensions: 14" x 13.5" x 4.5" (w/d/h) or 35 cm x 34 cm x 11 cm
Weight: 11.5 lbs. or 5.2 Kg