BSC and Bricasti
BSC projects an April release of its Trident preamp (approx. $10,500). With a base shaped like a Trident, this three-chassis preamp includes its power supplies on the left, control switching mechanism and the right, and its critical analog components in the middle. Bret d'Agostino tells me that the volume control is motorized linear, the encoder controls a discrete ladder network, and each chassis is individually suspended. The preamp will have two balanced and three single-ended inputs, balanced and single-ended outputs, and a fixed theater throughput.