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Voyager Phono Preamp

$2,500.00

Lexi BLexi B
23:27 23 Sep 22
This place is absolutely amazing! Ryan who works there is really knowledgeable on recievers and went out of his way to help me solve some problems with my older denon that I couldn't get to connect to my new TV. Ryan took the time to explain the process of what was needed to be done and even checked on me when I got home to see if I was able to get it working. Really kind person and you don't get that often nowadays. Their speaker selection is top of the line and out of this world. Highly recommended!!! 🥰
Eli MoraisEli Morais
22:20 28 Dec 21
It's the best audio store in the country. I have bought a few amplifier from Eddie when I was in Houston. Nicest guy. It's always there when I have questions.
Rommel SalazarRommel Salazar
14:18 08 Jun 21
Bought my first Mcintosh amplifier here. Jeff was very helpful and down to earth. Check out this store, the best I've seen and service is excellent. 6 stars!!
Noel RuizNoel Ruiz
16:00 07 Mar 21
I bought a pair of Cornwall iv excellent service from Jeff great person guide me through the purchase and help all the way with shipping even know I live in PRThks
Kyle CKyle C
22:11 03 Dec 20
Awesome team here, super knowledgeable! Provided a superb price on a projector that no big box store could come close to. The shop itself is super cool too. Jeff’s got a ton of awesome movie and music memorabilia.
Salman BakhraibaSalman Bakhraiba
21:01 27 Sep 20
Had the luxury to visit the store this weekend, we were welcomed by Jeff. Really nice and knowledgeable person in the field of Audio. The amazing setup with high end Mcintosh Amps, Preamp and their speakers changed our perspective on sound even though I am use to Parasound, Marantz, Emotiva, Klipsch & Martin logan products.Now time to start finalizing and narrow down my wish list to build a nice System for myself.Will definitely give them the business for all my future purchases.It’s a blessing to have a store like this in your local community - Treat yourself, go and check them out even if you’re not an audiophile - cos I can guarantee you will get into this hobby for sure.
Kenneth CoakleyKenneth Coakley
20:54 10 Aug 20
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Mike CMike C
03:16 18 Jul 20
Loved this place! Jeff spent so much time with me helping me pick the right speakers for my setup. He was very patient with all my questions and he was extremely knowledgeable in all the equipment. While this is an appointment only high end audio store, they didn't act elitist when it came to my setup, and they were very down to earth. This is my new go to place for high end audio.
ParkerParker
13:23 03 May 19
Hand down the best HiFi audio shop in the entire state! These guys have really spent the time and energy to do it right. If you are in the market for a high end system, or just want to listen to some of the best equipment the industry has to offer, then do yourself a favor and make an appointment.
Taylor FoxTaylor Fox
22:38 03 Mar 19
Houston Audio is wife approved. 😄 The speakers are everything your man has been begging you for, yet they are so sleek and aesthetically pleasing, you will barely see them (but definitely hear them!) The speakers can enhance any room in your house. After spending time around the speakers I have grown to an understanding of how the speakers work and how they can truly change the way your favorite song or movie sounds-in the best way. Jeff & Eddie have staged beautiful demo rooms at H.A. that provide a unique experience in each room. It truly adds to the entire listening experience! I definitely recommend stopping by and listening in each room.
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Description

Since we hired Electrical Engineer Mike Bettinger we have been asked about VPI’s future in electronics. Mike is known for his award winning “Arion” phono, which is how we met him. Harry Weisfeld liked his phono so much he bought one for his personal use. Mike has taken what he learned combined it with the R&D resources and feedback of the VPI team and together has created a more affordable and robust flavor.

The goal of the Voyager is to create an easy phono option for music lovers getting involved in the VPI line. Voyager has been designed using VPI turntables and is naturally synergistic with our line. In addition, the Voyager gives customers who might own a different turntable brand a chance to join the VPI family through our phono preamplifier.

• The Voyager is a true high-performance design that provides both MM/MC gain and two input capability.
• With a front panel selection of inputs and MC/MM gain and loading, tonearm and cartridge swaps are easily accomplished.
• MM gain is 42db, loading 47K ohms; capacitive loading is selectable between 100pf, 200pf and 270pf.
• MC gain is 62db with loading selectable between 100, 500 and 1K ohms.
• Internal switching of gain and loading is accomplished using high reliability small signal relays.

Circuit Overview:
The Voyager utilizes a two stage design: a JFET-based input stage providing the interface with the cartridge, and the gain and drive for the 75 microseconds passive equalization network that follows it. The second stage provides an additional 24db of gain and provides active feedback for tracking the low frequency portion of the RIAA curve. Both stages are based on matched cascoded Linear Systems JFETS and are servo controlled. Cascode references are supplied by precision/low noise reference devices.

The power supplies are unity gain voltage reference designs for fast response and low noise.

The circuit layout is a work of engineering art and the results of many years of study and experimentation.

The Voyager presents a sense of purity and low level detail resolution that is highly musical. The design is intentionally symmetrical and single-ended.

The Voyager is expected to ship in the USA early to mid-November, just in the time for the holidays. Shipping internationally first quarter 2018.

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