constellation audio

Pictor

BROCHURE
constellation audio

Pictor

BROCHURE
REVIEWS

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.

constellation - pictor
constellation - pictor

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)