Another special thing is coming up at Mono & Stereo. Next week I’ll have a pleasure of meeting both Harry O’Sullivan and Lucy Gastall from The Bespoke Audio Company. They’ll personally bring the test/review unit of their TVC bespoke build preamplifier. I’m really looking forward for this. Stay tuned for more info, event report followed by the full blown review in due time.
Here are few insights and highlights as well as new video:
While the unit is being built, The Bespoke Audio Company send weekly updates on their progress. These can take a variety of forms, and because each unit is completely bespoke it’s a different process every time.
Case: Clear (natural), Black or Champagne anodised
Detailing: Gold, Chrome or Black Nickel plated. You choose the engraving on the source selector to suit you system (e.g. ONE, TWO, THREE… or CD, PHONO, TAPE…), each surround is engraved to order.
Lid: Anodised aluminium to match the case, clear perspex or a range of burr veneers
Technical: 46 discrete steps over a 67.5dB range in 1.5dB increments, WBT-0210 Cu Topline Nextgen RCA sockets as standard, Neutrik NC3F/MD-LX-M3 XLR sockets as standard, Jupiter Condenser Co. cotton insulated 4N copper internal wiring as standard, remote level control as standard.
The Bespoke Audio Company offers six inputs and two outputs and the customer may specify any combination of XLR and RCA connections, in any order. There’s an additional blanking plate in the rear panel to accommodate any custom request, HT Bypass, Tape output/ loop, or anything else you would like.
Aside from these standard options, their approach means complete flexibility in every aspect, the choice of case material, the transformer winding wire, the internal hook up wire, the range and increments of the transformer taps, RCA connectors from WBT, CMC, Cardas, Eichmann and more, XLR connectors from Neutrik, Furutech, Switchcraft, Cardas and more.