Insight – Tube Preamp with ICCF

Every evolutionary path is marked by milestones, they are growing stages of awareness, evoking acquired skills, intrinsic passion, human approach, but above all they testify the insight.

Audiozen represents for its founder and its team a workshop of ideas, of insights, where they can be able to forge them to create new milestones.

Insight is a particular or a set of notes that become metal, heat, silicon, glass, sound.
But there will never be an insight without the spark of passion.
Insight is therefore passion, a milestone, it is awareness, it is sound, just the sound of the Audiozen preamplifier that witnesses all of this.

Insight, like all Audiozen creations (except Mono), has a separate power supply unit (PSU).

Insight is a tube preamplifier: one PC88 and one PCC189 for every channel. All tubes strictly NOS.

Four high impedance unbalanced inputs, two unbalanced outputs and a 30 Amperes power supply connector with golden pins are located on the Insight rear panel.
Insight is equipped with excellent RCA connectors.

On the audio signal path there are fine Mundorf MCap EVO Aluminium Oil polypropylene capacitors.

Volume control is handled by a fine motorized ALPS potentiometer.
Insight is provided with a remote control for volume management: the remote has more functions easily programmable by the user.

INSIGHT SPECIFICATIONS
Type
Dual mono tube preamplifer
NOS tubes
2 x PC88 - 2 x PCC189
Input impedance
100 KΩ
output impedance
< 400 Ω
Output stage
ICCF
signal-to-noise ratio
98dB
Unbalanced inputs
4
unbalanced outputs
2
gain
18dB
output polarity
inverting
available finishes
silver & black
main unit dimensions
340 x 135 x 245mm (WxHxD)
main unit weight
3,9 kg
PSU dimensions
340 x 95 x 245mm (WxHxD)
PSU weight
6 Kg

The audio signal is preamplified by the input triode and then it arrives to the ICCF output stage.
ICCF (Improved Cascode Cathode Follower) is the tube configuration developed in the Audiozen laboratories.

Insight PSU is equipped with four toroidal transformers: two toroidal transformers per channel, connected in series in pairs to create a double galvanic isolation from the mains to the anode voltage.

Insight is a dual mono preamplifier.
Power supply stages are equipped with low drop-out high efficiency new integrated circuits, and with polypropylene bypass capacitors.

The front panel of the Insight has a modern and elegant design, it features aluminum knobs machined from solid.

Insight delivers a level of resolution, refinement and control that improves dramatically in every sense the listening experience.

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.