Our RL-11 preamplifier offers exceptional musicality without sacrificing any accuracy. Completely solid state in design, it provides accuracy, consistency and reliability. The RL-11 provides the wide band frequency response, very low distortion and complete phase accuracy that is only possible with advanced solid stage engineering.
Acurus preamplifiers use the same laser trimmed volume and balance potentiometers found in components costing several times the price.
The selector switch quality is important since the entire source signal passes through it also. To further maintain signal purity, Acurus has only one switch contact in the signal path. The combination of only a single switch, with silver to silver contacts, guarantees the least possible deviation from the original source material.
Tone controls are incapable of compensating for deficiencies in the sound because they operate over far too wide a frequency range. They are typically found on lower quality components, such as boom boxes and receivers, to compensate for their inherent lack of accuracy and power. The Acurus RL-11 eliminates the need for such artificial and inaccurate compensation.
Tight tolerance parts are required to ensure that the sound quality achieved in the engineering prototype is maintained in every production unit. To hold this uniformity, Acurus preamplifiers utilize 1% metal film resistors. Only tight tolerance metalized polypropylene capacitors are in the signal path and transistors are matched pairs.
The RL-11 is the same preamplifier as the LS-11, but includes a remote control. Motors are attached to both the volume and balance for remote operation. A microprocessor is added to control the motors. The handheld remote is unique and intuitive in operation. A tap of the remote's volume or balance buttons allows for the subtlest possible level change.
With the optional RPC-120 power strip and AC line filter, your entire system can be turned on and off via the Acurus remote.