Van Alstine Insight EC Preamplifier Preamplifiers

Insight EC Preamplifier

The Insight preamplifier circuits give you all the music and nothing but the music. Our earlier Omega series solid-state preamplifiers were wonderful, but we knew we could do better. When faster components with even more current drive became available, it was back to the drawing board for us. In rethinking the entire design we were able to make huge improvements in the linearity, current drive and speed of the circuit.

The Insight preamp has even more of the transparency, dynamic range, linearity and pure music for which Audio by Van Alstine has become known. Listen to all of your recordings again and find all of the space, all of the sounds of the instruments that you’d overlooked before.

Because we use a combination of integrated and hybrid ICs to achieve our musical goals, the cost is much less than you would expect. Of course we use metal-film resistors, selected film capacitors, precision controls, gold jacks, and high-reliability active devices. However, parts alone don’t make the product—it is the use of the parts that determines overall quality. We don’t get silly about expensive frills that do nothing to improve the musicality or usefulness of the product. Great audio design doesn’t have to be expensive, only great.

User Reviews (1)

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boycephoto   AudioPhile [Jun 06, 2010]

Insight+ EC is just a no brainer. Detail galore, will all the usefull functions you would want. Black background, no SS hash, wide and deep soundstage. Amazing detail at low levels. An absolute value not overpriced cosmetics. I have been an AVA customer for over 30 years, I have also used seveal other major brands, all costing dramaticaly more money. The AVA Insight+ is just pure performance. Also, AVA has a 30 day no questions ask return policy, if you don't like it, send it back but, I bet you'll keep it.

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tone depth   Audio Enthusiast [May 15, 2009]

Low noise floor, low distortion, clarity in transients and tonal balance distinguish the performance of the Insight+ preamplifier. This EC (enhanced capability) model additionally provides the flexibility missing in most other preamps: tape circuits, phono circuits, tone controls that can be switched out of the circuit, and an EPL (enhanced processor loop) circuit. This has all of the flexibility that used to be available in preamps years ago, with the performance of today's best preamps. Your money goes to performance and flexibility. If you are more attracted to appearance than performance, look elsewhere.

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