Verity Audio Monsalvat Pre-2 preamplifier NEW


Verity Audio’s Monsalvat Pre-2 digital pream- pli er is directly derived from our Monsalvat’s breathtaking Pro-6, sharing the same topology, quality parts and configuration. However, it’s built into a single chassis that includes a power supply.

The Pre-2 combines the functions of a preamplifier and a DAC. Its design gives no ground to compromise, as per Verity’s traditional philosophy. The preamplifier’s architecture features state-of-the-art ADC/DAC circuitry and total galvanic isolation between the analog and digital domains, ensuring they remain perfectly isolated. The Pre-2 reaches the highest performance a “pure analog” preamplifier can attain while still offering the advantages you would expect of a reference digital signal processors.

The Pre-2 includes both analog and digital in- puts.Analog inputs are digitized at a very high sampling rate and fed into the digital domain for processing, while digital inputs are processed directly.The results of digital process- ing are then transferred to the analog domain to be reproduced with perfect integrity.

The chassis of the preamplier is built of thick aluminum plates and is supported by a massive Verity anti-vibration platform. The result is an astonishing ultra-low-noise preamplifier offering pure sound transparency and fluidity, an extended bandwidth and an ultra-high dynamic range. The new Verity Pre-2 redefines preamplification thanks to the advanced technologies available today.
  
ANALOG DOMAIN

• Each analog output channel is completely independent and is driven by 8 parallel 32-bit DACs powered by 6 dedicated ultra-low noise power supplies.
• Each analog input pair features a dedicated 32-bit ADC running at 384k samples per second and is powered by 5 dedicated ultra-low- noise power supplies.
• The analog and digital domains are separated through high-performance, high-speed galvanic digital isolators.
• A total of 27 ultra-low-noise power supplies power the analog do- main.

DIGITAL DOMAIN

• The digital domain is centered on a powerful high-speed FPGA capable of 800+ billion multiply-accumulate operations per second (800+ GMAC/s).
• The 32-bit processing architecture (up to 72 bits internal calculations @ 98 MHz), enables compromise-free digital signal processing and superb digital filters featuring perfect characteristics and an ultra-low noise floor.
• 2 separate ultra-low-noise power supplies power the digital domain.

INTERFACES

Analog Outputs

• Balanced outputs: 1 stereo pair of male XLR connectors.
• Unbalanced outputs: 1 stereo pair of RCA phono connectors.
Analog Inputs
• Balanced inputs: 1 stereo pair of female XLR connectors.
• Unbalanced inputs: 1 stereo pair of RCA phono connectors.
Digital Inputs
• 1 USB 2.0 input accepts PCM data up to 32 bits at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96,
176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384 kS/s and DSD at 2.822 MHz, 3.072 MHz,
5.644 MHz and 6.144 MHz.
• 1 AES/EBU on female XLR connector accepts up to 24-bit PCM at
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kS/s.
• 1 SPDIF on RCA phono connectors accepts up to 24-bit PCM at 32,
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kS/s.
• 1 I2S proprietary digital interface.
Chassis
• The power supply requires 100-120 or 220-240VAC (set at the facto-
ry). Maximum power consumption is 60 watts. •Dimensions:(W x D x H) 430 mm x 360 mm x 150 mm. • Weight: 24 kg.