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Cygnus X-2

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Markd102, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Noticed this in the pipeline section of http://www.sebatron.com/

    Looks good Seb. I'm assuming it a dual channel solid state pre?

    Can you describe its tonal character? Does it compare to anything?


    (so many questions, so little time)
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes, and does it emit x-rays? :wink:
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Not an x-ray source this one. :lol:

    Coming soon: Cygnus X-2

    It’s a two channel high impedance transformerless solid state preamp that runs on a single +60 Volt internal rail. It’s all discrete using low noise transistors.
    There are no intergrated circuits or chips in the audio path.

    Power supply is internal ( no wall wart ) .
    There’s 65 to 70db of clean gain.
    Compared to the vmp , which is of course a valve preamp , Cygnus is a lot more transparent but without being overly so.It exhibits soft clipping tendencies when driven and has an accurate frequency response without a hyped top end.
    It’s a fast preamp without sounding brittle.
    It’s due out in about a month with revised front panel artwork and a different front panel finish.

    I’ll keep you posted on details. :cool:
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great ribbon pre. Sweet.

    So besides that fact that both are binary systems, do the similarities between the pre and its namesake end there?

  5. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing - and I need a good (or great) ribbon pre.
  6. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good kick/snare unit.
    Have you heard the Buzz Audio SSA1.1? Your description sounds similar to how I'd describe the SSA, except for the exhibits soft clipping tendencies when driven comment.

    Need a beta tester? I'll even come pick one up personally :lol:
  7. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    The new photos of Cygnus X-2 should be up within a few days.
    Keep an eye out.

    Sure that would be great.
    Drop me a line at my sebatron.com email address..... :cool:
  8. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    New pics are up. Sweet.

    Any idea on a release date and price point Seb?
  9. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Cygnus X-2 is due out within a couple of weeks.
    We are preparing the first run and running final tests. :cool:

    At this stage introductory price will be around $900 USD. :lol:

    There will be further new photos and more details on the Sebatron website very soon.

  10. BobbyEarl

    BobbyEarl Guest

    Any ETA yet?
    I'm about to soil myself with anticipation! :p
  11. freaky

    freaky Guest

    It's out: "With very low noise and extended gain, you’ll be able to hear the fleas on your dog." :shock: Looks fantastic, Seb!
  12. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    That sure looks sweet, well done Seb....

    OK, now.... get on with that comp. That's what I'm lusting after! :cool:
  13. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    He Seb, yup she does look sweet, nice job man....

    I like the 'colour' chart thing on the site too, cool stuff,,,

    you've come a long way baby!!! lol

    peace for now


    oh, i may even try a few answers in your latest quiz too :)

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