Mola Mola Makua Pre Amplifier

Mola Mola Makua Pre Amplifier

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Key info

  • Complete preamp designed for versatility and customization.
  • Basic Makua features transparent gain stage and programmable routing matrix.
  • Ample room in chassis for optional extras like DAC and phono stage.
  • 6 preset buttons programmable via RS232 or Bluetooth for easy access to various settings.
  • Ideal for systems with digital sources or vinyl enthusiasts seeking EQ customization for historic LPs.

All five inputs are switchable between XLR and floating RCA connections, and all can be assigned as either phono or line. All stages in the Makua use discrete amplifier modules in a little known topology called “single-ended driven differential”. Compared to doubly executed signal paths, this structure prevents noise from propagating all the way through. The Makua is amazingly immune to influences like mains quality and choice of interlinks. The relay-based volume control directly controls the gain of the output stage. Dynamic range and linearity of this arrangement is much greater than those of stepped attenuators. Operation is smooth and entirely glitch free.

Features:

I/O

  • 5 balanced and 5 unbalanced inputs, selectable by switch and software
  • 2 parallel balanced outputs for bi-amping (XLR)
  • Mastering mode
  • 4 programmable trigger outputs (3.5mm Jack)
  • All inputs routable through optional processor boards like the phono stage
  • Processing balance and input gain offset
  • Phase invert and mono sum
  • Full software control of routing and processing

Performance

  • Maximum input/output level: 20dBu (7.75Vrms)
  • Unweighted noise voltage at unity gain: 1.9uV
  • Input impedance: 100kohm
  • Output impedance: 44ohm
  • Distortion at maximum signal level (THD, IMD): not measurable, estimated around -150dB
  • Bandwidth >200kHz
  • Gain range: -70dB to +15dB
  • Gain resolution: <1dB, better than 0.2dB over normal listening range

Control

  • 6 programmable presets
  • (premium) Remote control
  • Mola Mola Remote app
  • RS232 (SUB-D)

Add-on

  • Mola Mola Phono stage
  • Mola Mola DAC

Dimensions and weight

  • 420mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 345mm (D). Depth includes volume knob and connectors.
  • 11kg

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