Merrill Audio Tape Preamplifiers are available for audition on our Ampex ATR-102- based system, the only such demonstration system where you can properly hear these ground-breaking products. Please call for an appointment! If you are not in the Metro-NY/NJ area, contact us to discuss a home audition.
PURE Tape Head Preamplifier
Introducing the Merrill Audio Tape Head preamplifiers, designed to provide the most accurate performance possible from reel-reel tape players with direct head wired outputs.
The PURE is the base-level version in the product line. Its philosophy is to keep the signal path as "pure" as absolutely possible with almost fanatical attention paid to minimizing phase shift and maximizing channel tracking accuracy. Plug & play; balanced in & out only. Adjustable for NAB/IEC EQ and 3.75/7.5/15/30 ips.
MASTER Tape Head Preamplifier
The MASTER incorporates the same "pure" audio signal path as all Merrill Audio Tape Head preamplifiers, but adds several important features in addition to those of the PURE model for the tape enthusiast or professional who wants more flexibility than the PURE's plug-and-play simplicity. The MASTER adds:
Touchpanel color display
Electronic VU meters with variable response & meter calibration to tape playback reference level
Channel balance adjustment
High Frequency EQ adjustment for tape playback
Stunning dimensional rose-gold front panel
TRIDENT Tape Head Preamplifier
The MASTER TRIDENT Tape Head Preamplifier is the Master preamp with THREE individual, balanced inputs. The settings for each input can be individually saved and then is recalled with that input, allowing the use of the TRIDENT with 3 tape decks. Targeted at the professional tape engineer and the most sophisticated of today's audiophile reel-reel tape enthusiast. All features and adjustments are otherwise identical to the standard MASTER preamp. Contact XtremeFidelity to learn more about this "Xtraordinary" product!
116 Monoblock Amplifiers
The Element 116 Power Amplifier Monoblocks are based on the exceptional design advances developed for the Element 118 Power Amplifier, but unlike the 118, the 116 has been specifically scaled to meet a price point. Capitalizing on the extraordinary research and development accomplished for the Element 118 Power Amplifier Monoblocks, the Element 116 approaches the same sonic signature – allowing you to emotionally connect with your music in a manner that is as life like as possible. The Element 116 Power Amplifier Monoblock has the similar ultra low noise resolution that makes it possible for you to distinguish even the most minute differentiations in the musical presentation.
118 Monoblock Amplifiers
The Element 118 Power Amplifier Monoblocks were conceptualized to provide the listener with a truly life-like musical experience, presented with every significant detail intact, in order to convey a truly emotional connection to the music, all without consideration for cost. With those premises in mind, no constraints were placed on practical considerations of power, size, and weight. The most advanced technologies and expertise were used in combination with years of research culminating in the Element 118 Power Amplifier Monoblock, the crown jewel of Merrill Audio.
SPECIFICATIONS for the Element 118 Amplifiers:
400watts into 8ohms
800 watts into 4 ohms
1600 watts into 2 ohms
Dual pairs of posts for bi-wiring
Dual pairs of posts for bi-wiring
WBT – 0710 CuMc
Accepts Bananas, spades or wire.
XLR Balanced input, Cardas XLR
20A AC inlet, Furutech Rodhium Plated inlet
Stainless Steel Outrigger
GAiA III from Isoacoustics
350mm (13.7”) W x 220mm (8.7”) H x 495 (20.4”) D without outriggers
460mm (18.1”) W x 275mm (10.8”) H x 495mm (20.4”) D with outriggers
Shipping size: 610mm (24”) W x 355mm (14”) H x 610mm (24”) D