The Wyred 4 Sound STP/SE has received tons of praise and many great reviews. Six Moons thought it sounded as good as their $10,000 reference tube preamp. It is easily our favorite stock solid state preamp in the under $3,000.00 price range. As the reviews have all said it is a fabulous buy at its $1995.00 Internet Direct price.
The STP/SE is an Active/Passive hybrid design with transparency of a passive and the dynamics of an active design.
The feature set is excellent:
1) The preamp is fully balanced from input to output.
2) It has 2 sets of XLR balanced outputs as well as 2 sets of RCA single ended outputs.
3) There are 3 sets of single ended RCA inputs and 2 sets of balanced XLR inputs.
4) It has 12v triggers to activate the Home Theater pass thru that is customizable for any input.
5) There is a balance control.
6) There is an absolute phase control
7) There is a customizable multichannel pass thru