PreMate

For conventional stereo speakers, with optional subwoofer integration.

Front-panel-HDP-4

5 digital inputs

2 analog inputs

Speaker correction

Subwoofer integration

Room correction

Balanced outputs

Digital speaker output

Remote control

From
$3995 USD

After clicking "Order PreMate," you will be able to choose front panel color and other options. Or, order a DEQX processor and add amplifiers.

Pricing in USD, not including freight, import duties and charges, or taxes. Authorised dealers may offer pricing in your local currency.

What's included

DEQX hardware unit

Your ordered DEQX hardware unit. Every single DEQX unit is individually tested before leaving the factory.

Calibration kit

A Standard Calibration Kit is included with every DEQX. The Reference Calibration Kit is an optional upgrade.

Software USB stick

Includes the DEQX-Cal™ installer, microphone calibration files, and a PDF version of the user manual.

Rear-panel-PreMate

What is the difference between the PreMate and the PreMate Plus?

Compared to the PreMate, the PreMate Plus has a display/control touchscreen on the front panel, an Ethernet port for network audio streaming (Roon and DLNA), and 12V trigger outputs.

What is the difference between the PreMate and HDP-4?

The PreMate does not have the "High" outputs (used for tweeters in HD-Active systems), and has only a single digital output (the HDP-4 has four digital outputs).

Should I use subwoofers?

In addition to the obvious advantage of extending bass response, the DEQX approach to subwoofer integration also highpasses the main speakers. This reduces cone excursion, thus reducing distortion and increasing resolution!

Can you calibrate the speakers (and subwoofers) for me?

Yes! We can. In fact, we include it for free when you buy a DEQX. Be sure to book your first DEQXpert session soon after receiving your new DEQX to make sure you get the best out of it.

Specifications

Analog inputs and outputs
Balanced Unbalanced
Full scale input level 17 dBu / 5.5 Vrms 9.3 dBu / 2.25 Vrms*1
Input impedance 50 kΩ 50 kΩ
Full scale output level 17.4 dBu / 5.7 Vrms*1 10.8 dBu / 2.7 Vrms*1
Output impedance 600 Ω 75 Ω
Total harmonic distortion 0.0008% 0.0008%
*1. Factory default setting. Jumper-settable, see User Manual for full details.
Digital audio inputs
TOSLINK (optical) 24-bit, 44.1 to 96 kHz
S/PDIF (BNC) 24-bit, 44.1 to 192 kHz, 75Ω
S/PDIF (RCA) 24-bit, 44.1 to 192 kHz
AES/EBU (XLR) 24-bit, 44.1 to 192 kHz, 110Ω
USB Audio Asynchronous USB Audio Class 2, 24-bit, 44.1 to 192 kHz
Digital audio output
S/PDIF (BNC) 24-bit, 96 kHz, 75Ω. (Follows signal on Main Speakers analog output,)
Audio processing
Amplitude correction Better than 0.2 dB, typical (depends on measurement accuracy)
Group delay correction 0.5 ms, typical (depends on measurement accuracy)
Subwoofer crossover From 6 Hz, 24 to 120 dB/octave*2
Processing latency Typically 15 ms depending on filters, minimum 2.5 ms
Room EQ Seven or ten bands, 1 Hz to 48 kHz, −300 to +40 dB, Q 0.01 to 17
Preference EQ Three bands, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, gain to +/−9 dB, Q 0.5 to 10
DSP resolution > 140 dB
*2. Maximum available slope subject to filter delay limits.

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