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EX DEMO! ToneWinner AD-1PRE+ Class AB Stereo Preamplifier

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Special Price $1,499 Was $2,399
Ex-Demo units available for just $1919.

We have ex-demo units of the AD-1PRE+ to clear at each of our Hallam, Thornbury & Malvern stores, in excellent condition.

Please contact the store directly for more info:
Hallam store (VIC): (03) 9999 7735
Thornbury store (VIC): (03) 9999 7717
Malvern store (SA): (08) 8357 7222

The ToneWinner AD-1PRE+ is a high-end stereo decoder supporting CD, SACD, MP3, and WMA audio formats as well as USB-Audio, phono MM/MC, optical, and coaxial connections.

ToneWinner AD-1PRE+ DSD High-End Processor

The AD-1PRE+ is a high-end stereo decoder supporting CD, SACD, MP3, and WMA audio formats as well as USB-Audio, phono MM/MC, optical, and coaxial connections. The AD-1PRE+ adopts a multi-chamber layout, balanced circuits, and several high-class chips to enable Hi-Fi level processing such as DSD decoding.

Key Features:

- Balanced XLR & unbalanced RCA analogue audio inputs
- Optical, coaxial and USB digital audio inputs
- ESS9038 DAC supporting up to 768kHz/32bit PCM
- DSD decoding up to 22.5MHz
- MM/MC phono inputs for connecting turntables
- Improved Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) >110dB
- Aluminium alloy chassis
- Decodes audio formats including DSD512, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV, AAC, MP3, WMA

Balanced & Unbalanced Connections

In addition to the unbalanced RCA analogue inputs and outputs, which are expected from a preamplifier at this level, the AD-1PRE+ comes equipped with high-quality balanced XLR inputs and outputs. Use these terminals for a superior connection to a power amplifier such as the matching ToneWinner AD-1PA+. A balanced connection has superior resistance to noise and interference ensuring a cleaner signal makes its way to your power amp.

For connecting a turntable, the AD-1PRE+ includes both MM and MC phono inputs. providing connections for both cartridge types ensures that turntables at all levels are supported by the AD-1PRE+ processor.


ES9038 DAC

For high-end processing of digital signals via the optical, coaxial, and USB inputs, the AD-1PRE+ features the ESS9038 DAC, which enables the preamplifier to decode hi-resolution signals from digital sources. This high-end chip from ESS processes DSD signals up to 22.5MHz, and PCM signals up to 768kHz/32bit. The signal-to-noise ratio of the chip is as high as 129dB, and the distortion is as low as -120dB, ensuring that the analogue signal that is passed on to your power amplifier is as clear as possible.

Digital audio formats supported include DSD 512 (SACD, ISO, DST, DFF), AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV, AAC, MP3, and WMA.


The current-voltage conversion circuit operational amplifier adopts OPA1632 from Texas Instruments, handling the high-fidelity performance of the balanced transmission signal to the greatest extent.

The balanced-to-unbalanced circuit operational amplifier adopts the same amplifier and results in distortion levels as low as 0.000015%, and noise is as low as 1.1nV/.

The electronic volume controller chip adopts JRC's top MUSES72323, with great performance in distortion, SNR and separation.

The MUSES72323 is an audio volume flagship product developed based on the MUSES concept. It was developed by taking advantage of the circuit technology, semiconductor process technology and assembly technology that has been cultivated in the MUSES series and repeating trial listening many times.


Energy Efficiency

During operation, the AD-1PRE+ consumes 150W for dependent digital and analog circuits to support its strong processing abilities. In standby mode, the unit consumes 0.5W and can be woken up with the included remote control.

With Trigger Out connection, the AD-1PRE+ can be used to wake up other devices in your hi-fi system such as a power amp, source device, and more.

Perfect Isolation

The AD-1PRE+ has been designed and constructed to physically separate the different sections of the device and thus ensure isolation from unwanted interference and noise.

The AD-1PRE+ utilises a specially-designed analogue power supply to improve the sound quality. The exterior of the whole unit adopts an aluminium alloy anodizing drawing process for durable performance.



ToneWinner was one of the first manufacturers in China to obtain official certifications for advanced HDMI technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, DTS Master to name just a few!

The unabashedly Chinese brand is showing that premium components don't need to cost an arm and a leg! ToneWinner aims to bring premium high end audio at prices which won't make your wallet wince. These high end audio components are not only designed for a premium audio experience but also for grunt! Packing not only superior audio and the latest technology, but plenty of 'oomph' too!

More Information
Model Number AD-1PRE+
RRP 2,399.00


Analogue Inputs
2x Unbalanced RCA Stereo
1x Balanced XLR Stereo
1x Phono MM
1x Phono MC

Digital Inputs
2x Optical
2x Coaxial
1x USB

2x Unbalanced RCA Stereo
1x Balanced XLR Stereo





≥110dB (A-weighted)

Frequency range
10Hz - 180kHz (+1/-3dB)

Supported Formats
PC: DSD64-DSD512.DOP64, DOP128, DOP256
Coaxial/Optical: PCM44.1-192, DOP64


Standby consumption

Aluminium alloy

Dimensions W x H x D
444 x 120 x 413 mm


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2 Years
ToneWinner Amplifiers and Receivers include a 2 year Australian warranty.

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How much does delivery cost?
We offer free post on all orders over $29 to anywhere within the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

Can I pick up my purchase from your store?
Yes. You can usually pick up your order from one of our stores. We recommend that you contact us first to ensure your order is ready for collection.

What happens if I'm not happy with my product when it arrives?
All change of mind returns must be in as new condition, in original packaging. We provide a generous 30-day change-of-mind guarantee on our products (unless otherwise stated). All change of mind returns must be in as new condition, in original packaging.

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