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.
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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): 20 KΩ
Input impedance (unbalanced): 10 KΩ
Output impedance: <50Ω
Volume control resolution: 0.5 dB from 0 dB to -90 dBFS
Weight: Preamp: 45 lbs Power supply: 22 lbs
Dimensions: Preamp: 17 x 5.25 x 15 in (whd) Power supply: 17 x 2.75 x 14.5 in (whd)