The BasX PT-100 is a high-performance stereo preamplifier that includes a high-performance FM tuner, line level analog inputs for a CD player or line-level source, a built-in USB DAC with plenty of digital inputs for your computer and other digital stereo sources, a high-quality phono preamp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, and provisions for an optional high-quality AptX Bluetooth input module. The tuner offers full digital control, and 50 station presets. The PT-100 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control. The intuitive menu system makes the PT-100 simple to configure and operate, and the big, easy to read, VFD display on the PT-100’s front panel shows you exactly what’s going on at all times.Learn More ▾
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The BasX PT-100 is a high-performance stereo preamplifier that includes a high-performance FM tuner, line level analog inputs for a CD player or line-level source, a built-in USB DAC with plenty of digital inputs for your computer and other digital stereo sources, a high-quality phono preamp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, and provisions for an optional high-quality AptX Bluetooth input module. The tuner offers full digital control, and 50 station presets. The PT-100 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control. The intuitive menu system makes the PT-100 simple to configure and operate, and the big, easy to read, VFD display on the PT-100’s front panel shows you exactly what’s going on at all times.
The BasX PT-100 offers the type of performance you might expect to find on expensive components costing many times its modest price. Unlike many other affordable audio components these days, the PT-100 delivers the superb sound and build quality you expect from a true high-end audiophile component. It has vanishingly low noise and distortion and features a wide-bandwidth design allowing you get the most out of your HD sources.
The BasX PT-100 is built to last, with a heavy-duty steel chassis, solid milled aluminum faceplate, and high-quality parts and construction… We expect you to enjoy your BasX PT-100 for a long time – and we back that up with a full three-year warranty.
BasX: The Foundation of a Superb Audio System
The goal of putting together an exceptional audio system is to enrich your life with outstanding sound. It’s all about playing the music. It isn’t about spending a lot of money, or solid gold knobs or jewel encrusted remote controls. And you don’t need all sorts of complicated features you’re never going to use. The key to building a great audio system is to use well-designed components with excellent technical performance and superb sound quality. Every Emotiva BasX component has been designed from the ground up to be part of an excellent audio system. They incorporate the latest cutting edge technology and all the features you need to give you the best possible listening experience.
Why is BasX so special?
As a leading manufacturer of home audio equipment, we’ve noticed that a lot of people still don’t have high-quality audio in their lives. Some folks don’t have the budget to buy good equipment, while others don’t have the time to spend trying to figure out how to use it – and that’s exactly why we developed our new Emotiva BasX products. Our BasX components combine great sound quality, a carefully chosen set of genuinely useful features, and rock solid performance, with a simple yet elegant design.
This unique combination allows us to offer a combination you just can’t find anywhere else – great sound and great value. All of the components in our new BasX line are priced to be within reach of every music lover. You don’t need to be rich to afford them, and you don’t need to be an engineer to figure out how to use them. They’re carefully crafted to give you many years of reliable and trouble-free service, and they’ll look great in your living room or on your audio rack.
You can build a complete music system out of our BasX components that will give you a true audiophile listening experience. Or try adding one or two BasX components to round out your existing audio system. Great sounding audio doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.
Sound Quality First
Highly optimized circuit layout ensures the best possible sound quality, with low distortion, wide bandwidth, and a virtually silent noise floor.
Precision digital conversion on all digital inputs is provided by the legendary Analog Devices AD1955 24/192 DAC.
Sensitive FM tuner, which features 50 station presets and a Mono mode to help make even weak stations listenable.
Flexible Input And Output Options
A full complement of analog inputs, including two line level inputs, and a high quality phono input that supports both moving coil and moving magnet cartridges.
A full complement of digital inputs, including one 24/96k USB input, 24/192 coax and optical S/PDIF inputs, and an optional Bluetooth receiver.
An independent, high current, direct coupled headphone amplifier provides a high quality signal to drive your favorite headphones for personal listening.
Line level main stereo outputs allow you use the PT-100 as a tuner/preamp with a separate stereo power amp.
In addition to the main stereo outputs, a separate pair of summed outputs are provided for connecting your favorite subwoofer.
Intelligent Display And Control Options
Bass and Treble controls provide a familiar way to adjust your system to sound just the way you like it.
VFD display provides a simple and easy to read display with 3 dimmable levels.
Our unique balance control simultaneously adjusts the levels of both channels so the overall sound level in your room remains constant.
The intelligent Mute control allows you to mute the audio output on your system, and then return precisely to your previous listening level.
Our intelligent headphone level control independently remembers the level you set for your headphones and your main outputs.
The included full function remote control lets you operate all the controls on the PT-100 without getting out of your favorite listening seat.
A flexible menu system makes the BasX PT-100 easy to configure and simple to operate.
Universal Line Voltage Operation
The BasX PT-100 is designed to operate on either 115 VAC or 230 VAC at 50/60 Hz, and automatically detect and configure itself to operate with your local line voltage.
Great Sound – Now And For Years To Come
A full three year warranty ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy your BasX tuner/amplifier for years to come.
2 pairs; stereo analog line level inputs (CD, Aux).
1 pair; stereo phono inputs (switchable; moving magnet or moving coil).
1 tuner; FM (with external antenna input; 50 station presets).
1; digital coax (S/PDIF); 24/192k.
1; digital optical (Toslink); 24/192k.
1; digital USB (DAC input); 24/96k; no drivers required.
1; Bluetooth receiver (requires optional AptX Bluetooth dongle).
1 pair; main line level output; stereo, unbalanced.
2; summed full range outputs (for connecting one or two subwoofers), unbalanced.
1; stereo headphone output (front panel).
Analog Performance (phono)
Frequency response (MM and MC):
20 Hz to 20 kHz; ref standard RIAA curve.
< 0.015% (MM; A-weighted).
< 0.06% (MC; A-weighted).
> 90 dB (MM).
> 68 dB (MC).
Analog Performance (headphone)
8 Ohms: 23 mW / channel.
33 Ohms: 90 mW / channel.
47 Ohms: 127 mW / channel.
150 Ohms: 145 mW / channel.
300 Ohms: 114 mW / channel.
600 Ohms: 75 mW / channel.
5 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.15 dB (44k sample rate).
5 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.25 dB (192k sample rate).
< 0.003% (A-weighted; all sample rates).
< 0.007% (SMPTE).
> 110 dB ref rated output.
12 VDC trigger output.
115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).
Controls And Indicators
Power: rocker switch; rear panel.
Standby: one front panel push button; halo ring changes color to indicate status.
Two front panel pushbuttons: Input Select; menu operation.
One front panel knob: Volume; Tuning; menu operation.
Display: high visibility blue alphanumeric VFD display (dimmable).
Remote Control: compact full-function infrared remote control.
Menu and Control System; simplified, highly intuitive menu system
(includes Setup options, Bass, Treble, and Balance controls).
17” wide x 2-5/8” high x 12-1/2” deep (unboxed; without connectors).
21” long x 7” high x 17-1/2” deep (boxed).
9 lbs (unboxed).
13.5 lbs (boxed).
Audio Built for You
We invest heavily in quality, design, and engineering to assure you that every Emotiva product will deliver best in class performance.
30 day risk free trial
No-hassle return policy. We’ll issue you an RMA number with the return instructions.
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Every Emotiva product has been designed and engineered to work seamlessly together.
I love music, I'm looking for a system that's able to handle my music sources with ease without compromising sound quality That's how a came up to meet the PT-100, a great solution for Audio enthusiasts that wants easy set up and excellent sound quality. Plenty of choices to connect your music sources, analog, digital even Bluetooth. Paired with the A-300 power amplifier and you are ready to go... I have my speakers and Sub connected to the PT-100 and my music source is USB since my library is mostly FLAC. I also added the BTM-1 Bluetooth module for remote connection, sound quality is impressive for a Bluetooth connection.
I bought the Emotiva pre-amp over other brands because it was significantly less expensive, but with the same great specs. It is clean sounding, no trace of residual noise. I am very happy with my choice.
I have been wanting to up my game in my audio system. I had been using an older Yamaha integrated amp which sounded good but not out of this world. So I read that I should look to get separates and did not find much options for a budget minded person. Till I found eMotiva through facebook and decided to research the company. I found a dealer in St. Petersburg and went and bought the PT-100 and the A-300 power amp. I can tell a complete difference in the channel separation. I can start feeling a more of that out of the world feeling of listening to music. Clarity of the highs are not overly crisp which makes the listening experience non fatiguing. My whole system now consists of eMotiva PT-100 preamp, A-300 power amp, marantz CD6006 cd player(I may consider the new eMotiva CD player), MartinLogan Motion 40 tower speakers, and MartinLogan 600x 10' subwoover. My system is exactly what I have been wanting. In a few years I will consider upgrading to eMotiva X series. But for now I am in my world of musical bliss!!! Thanks eMotiva
Excellent deal. Hook up with the Emotiva A-300 is a perfect match and a perfect sound. Thank you Emotiva. Costumer Service is excellent.
I purchased this preamp along with an A-300 amplifier. like the amplifer, the fit an finish was first rate and the sound is just fantastic. If i had any complaint it would be with the control scheme, it leaves a bit to be desired. The design was probably shooting for minimalism, but it was done so at the expense of ease of use. Just a few more buttons on the front would make its features, especially the tuner, much easier to use. Other than that, nothing to complain about, sound is first rate, the quantity of inputs is good, and both the DAC and phono stage sound fantastic.
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