Simplicity and sound quality.

Pictor is an elemental version of our acclaimed Performance Series Virgo III line stage. It uses the same core circuit topology as Virgo III, and a few minor changes aside, the same separate power supply. The main difference is that Pictor has fewer inputs. For simpler systems, Pictor is the perfect choice: simplicity and sound quality distilled into a single product.

As with all of our preamps, Pictor uses our Line Stage Gain Module, a unique design that uses a servo circuit to monitor and maintain the balance between the positive and negative halves of the audio signal. When Pictor is used with a Constellation power amplifier, the Constellation Link may be employed, maximizing sound quality by bypassing the power amplifier’s gain stage.
Pictor mirrors Virgo III’s convenience and refreshingly simple design. A front touchscreen with elegant, easy-to-read fonts accesses all adjustments. Frequently used controls are also available on a machined aluminum remote. A home theater bypass mode is provided for seamless integration with surround-sound systems.


Inputs: 3 XLR stereo, 3 RCA stereo, USB (for control)
Outputs: 2 XLR stereo, 2 RCA stereo, 12-volt trigger
THD+N: <0.001%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ 2V out
<0.1%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ 10V out Frequency response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB Signal-to-noise ratio: >-105 dB, A-weighted
Input impedance (balanced): 20K ohm
Input impedance (single-ended): 10K ohm
Output impedance: < 50 ohm
Volume control resolution: 0.5 dB from 0dB to -90 dBFS
Weight: Preamp: 18.8 lbs/8.5 kg
Power supply: 15.4 lbs/7 kg
Dimensions: (W x H x D):
Preamp: 17 x 5.25 x 15 in (whd)
43.2 x 13.3 x 38.1 cm (whd)
Power supply: 17 x 2.75 x 14.5 in (whd)
43.2 x 7 x 36.8 cm (whd)



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