The new Advance Parix X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is a stereo preamplifier with audiophile dual mono construction. Advance Paris is convinced of this and will present this solution for the first time at the High End 2022 in Munich. This solution is aimed at particularly demanding hi-fi enthusiasts who want to rely on a preamplifier and power amplifier combination for the construction of their high-quality hi-fi chain. According to Advance Paris, this solution, in combination with the new Advance Paris X-A600 Stereo Power Amplifier, represents the acoustic ultimate.
Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier – a top-class preamplifier
Advance Paris is obviously not at a loss for superlatives to describe their new preamplifier. For example, they say that the new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is the perfect preamplifier for a first-class sound experience.
Characteristic for this is, of course, the so-called dual mono construction. This means that each channel is completely separate, so there is no risk of interference. This constructional measure is the basis for the purity of sound at the highest level promised by the manufacturer.
As Advance Paris states, however, this goes hand in hand with a significantly more complex construction. Nevertheless, they do not shy away from a direct comparison with solutions of the same class that do not offer this feature, because sometimes these are even a bit more expensive than the new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier, and thus refer to the quite attractive price.
In pure Class A mode
The new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is designed to operate in pure Class A mode for perfect acoustic purity. A key feature is the power supply, which also consistently implements the dual mono design, meaning that not just one, but two toroidal transformers are available, i.e. a separate one for each channel.
Flexible use thanks to a wide range of connection options
Another main feature of the Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is its great flexibility, because there are countless interfaces for the integration of different sources.
Equipped with a phono preamplifier
On the analogue side, the spectrum ranges from classic pairs of RCA sockets for line in, but also balanced inputs designed as XLR, to a phono preamplifier, which the manufacturer promotes as a particularly high-quality solution, even if this is reserved exclusively for drives equipped with MM cartridge systems.
Integrated D/A converter
The new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is also equipped for digital sources, with optical and coaxial S/PDIF interfaces and a USB-B port for connection to a PC or Mac as a high-quality audio interface. It should be noted that the USB port is equipped with a Texas Instruments XMOS XU208-128-TQ64, which guarantees smooth signal transmission.
Signal processing is handled by a TI PCM1796DB D/A converter from Texas Instruments, which processes signals in Linear PCM at up to 24 bits and 192 kHz.
Headphone amplifier on board
There are also two headphone outputs, to which a first-class headphone amplifier is connected. Therefore, the Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is the perfect solution for stereo enthusiasts who also value an outstanding price/performance ratio.
For the sake of completeness, a Bluetooth dongle with Direct Path Technology is also available as an option. Advance Paris even offers two matching models, the Advance Paris X-FTB01 and Advance Paris X-FTB02.
The new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier presents itself in the current design line of the French hi-fi manufacturer Advance Paris and measures 43 cm in width, 28 cm in depth and 12 cm in height. Thus, it weighs 6.7 kg.
Of course, a matching infrared remote control is included in the scope of delivery, and we should not forget to mention that.
Prices and availability
The new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is expected to be available in specialist shops soon after its premiere at the High End 2022; the manufacturer is talking about the end of May 2022. The recommended retail price is listed at € 1,390.
Getting to the point
The Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier, a new solution from the French hi-fi manufacturer Advance Paris, is intended as a stereo preamplifier for stereo enthusiasts who value an outstanding price-performance ratio. It will celebrate its premiere at the High End 2022 in Munich and features numerous analogue and digital interfaces, an integrated phono preamplifier, a headphone amplifier and can be optionally upgraded with Bluetooth. The most important feature of the new Advance Paris X-P700 Dual Mono Preamplifier is, as the name suggests, a consistent dual mono design for the highest fidelity.
|PRODUCT||ADVANCE PARIS X-P700 DUAL MONO PREAMPLIFIER|
|Distribution Austria||Styria HiFi|
|Distribution Germany||quadral GmbH & Co. KG.|
|Distribution Switzerland||Fidelity-Sound AG|
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