Constellation Series Pyxis II
The Pyxis pre-amplifier is the heart of Leema’s Reference Series, designed to offer absolute transparency with superior resolution and musicality. The Pyxis is, without a doubt, a state-of-the-art performer. A generous range of features ensures that the Pyxis offers complete satisfaction.
Features include both single-ended and balanced analogue inputs and outputs, tone controls, USB digital connectivity for use with computers, onboard 24 bit 96 kHz DAC for digital sources, high-performance headphone amplifier and an optional built-in, high-quality MM / MC phono stage.
Pyxis’ analogue signal path is fully balanced throughout. In many ways, it is actually two complete pre-amplifiers – one for each signal phase.
Pyxis features Leema’s proprietary LIPS® control interface. LIPS® type 1 & 2 are both included, allowing Pyxis to integrate with home automation systems and other Leema components. Using LIPS® it is possible to feed any Leema power amplifier with a constant high-level audio signal and control the volume at the input stage of the power amplifier. This is achieved by using ‘fly-by-wire’ control data from the Pyxis which ensures maximum signal-to-noise ratio and resolution of the audio signal, by running the audio interconnect cables at an unattenuated high-level.
Specification / Features
(See User Manual for full specification)
Noise|| < -100 dB
Freqency Response|| 5 Hz - 100 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
Number of balanced Inputs (XLR)|| 2
Number of un-balanced Inputs (RCA)|| 5
Internal Phono Amplifier|| Optional (MM & MC Input)
Tape Input|| 1
Tape Output|| 1
MP3 Inputs (front panel)|| 1
USB|| Yes (Bi-directional - up to 48 kHz sampling rate, 16 bit)
S/PDIF Output|| 1 (Co-axial)
S/PDIF Input|| 1 (Co-axial)
Headphone Outputs|| 1
Pre-out Outputs|| 1x Un-balanced (RCA) & 1x Balanced (XLR)
Channel gain adjust for each individual input
Low Frequency Adjust 50 Hz +/- 6 dB
High Frequency Adjust 15 kHz +/- 6 dB
Mute Buton|| Yes
Balance Adjust|| (left/Right)
LIPS® system|| Master or Slave
Backed with a 5-year Leema warranty
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