Our price: £9,899.00
Townshend Enigma – At HiFi Lounge we are really pleased to offer Townshend Audio products as they really do make a difference and will really help to get the best out of your HiFi System. Isolation is one area that can be really overlooked as a system is being put together but by adding any of the Townshend Audio products you will help unleash the true potential of your system as it will isolate it from any negative vibration that can really degrade sound quality so please come into HFL to hear the difference Townshend Audio can make to your system.
Introducing a remarkably versatile, ultra-high performance pre-amplifier, combined with an extremely high-quality solid-state, class A headphone amplifier, all with a separate power supply.
Featuring a hand-built 72 (0.85dB) step volume control, the Enigma is a definitive electro-mechanical device of unparalleled performance, incorporating a unique auto-transformer design, fully utilizing Townshend’s proprietary F1 Fractal™ wire technology. It Is absolutely transparent, with vanishingly low distortion and zero noise.
The Enigma has six stereo phono inputs at the rear and a 3.5mm jack on the front panel (in parallel with input 6). Additionally, two pairs of balanced XLRs are paralleled to inputs 1 and 2. It has two stereo phono outputs, one pair of balanced XLR outputs and 6.35mm headphone socket.
For optimum component performance, the casework is soundproofed with double-layer constrained layer damping, with feet incorporating soft vibration absorbers modules. Available in natural or black anodized aluminium.
The remote control is a standard Apple remote.
All push-buttons are illuminated and a light above the volume control flashes to indicate a remote-control operation.
Townshend Autotransformer preamps have received many positive comments from many satisfied users and have received stunning reviews in the world’s most prestigious magazines. They are used by two of the world’s most eminent speaker manufacturers as the master controller when voicing and setting the tonal balance of their new speaker range(s) – chosen because they are the lowest distortion, lowest noise, most natural and uncoloured sounding preamps they can find.
The class A headphone amplifier has a three-stage gain switch to accommodate high, medium and low gain headphones. The gain is adjusted by a slide-switch mounted on the left underside. Next to this is a second switch to select the output impedance. This is to accommodate the wide range of headphone requirements. In situations where higher preamp gain is required, the output of the headphone amplifier is ideally suitable. This converts the Enigma to an active preamplifier, with up to 14dB of gain.
Linear DC Power Supply
The Enigma Linear DC Power Supply is designed to be the optimum power source for the Enigma Preamplifier, especially the headphone amplifier. The supply delivers 24V DC at 2A peak. The mains input is filtered by a triple-choke low-pass filter to remove as much mains noise as possible before the power is fed to the large toroidal mains transformer. The transformer is considerably underrated, as this delivers by far the best sound. There is 30,000µF of filter capacitance and three stages of voltage regulation. This ensures the purest DC possible.