Tangent preAmp II and PowerAmpster II Compact Pre/Power Announced

Posted on 16th August, 2022

Tangent preAmp II and PowerAmpster II Compact Pre/Power Announced

Tangent announces preAmp II and PowerAmpster II compact pre/power Ampster components.

Tangent's preAmp II and PowerAmpster II are said to draw from the other long-standing members of the Ampster family.

The Tangent Ampster preAmp II packs a range of connectivity into its 70x195x194 mm (HxWxD) case that should not only cater for the desktop hi-fi enthusiast but satisfy those looking for a compact hi-fi system.

Tangent preAmp II

Here you are offered Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD and Optical digital that utilises the onboard Cirrus Logic 24 bit/192 kHz DAC, RCA analogue, AUX mini-jack and a phono stage (RIAA). Additionally, the preAmp II can be used as a headphone amplifier via the headphone jack on the front panel. You even get a sub out should you want to add some low end!

Tangent preAmp II

Output to a power amp is via unbalanced RCA or balanced XLR, which brings us on to the preAmp II's stablemate, the PowerAmpster II.

Tangent PowerAmpster II

This Class D power amp delivers 2 x 100 watts into 4 ohms or 1 x 200 into 8 ohms when in bridge mode. As a result, it should cope with most modern bookshelf and even floor-standing speakers while maintaining a small overall footprint - its dimensions are the same as the preAmp II.

The PowerAmpster II also features built-in power that promises to give “music a real punch whatever your tastes may be”.

Tangent PowerAmpster II

Inputs are RCA, and balanced XLR sat alongside two pairs of speaker binding post terminals.

The Ampster preAmp II has an MSRP of £199.99, whereas the PowerAmpster II is £249.99.

Visit Tangent Danmark for more information


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