Nexus™—The Seamless Discrete, Differential Gain Stage
Freya S brings our unique Nexus™ gain stage to a preamp—meaning you get seamless handling of all of your sources, whether balanced or single-ended. Nexus seamlessly converts single-ended to balanced and balanced to single-ended, in a single, discrete, current-feedback gain stage. In Freya, the Nexus gain stage offers two different gain levels—a gain of 1, so it behaves like a differential buffer, and a gain of 4, for systems that need more volume.
Easiest 128-Step Relay-Switched Volume, Ever
The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. Compared to a potentiometer, they give you essentially perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion. However, some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators confuse you with buttons and screens. Not Freya S. Freya S has a volume knob that works just like a volume knob—just grab and turn. And if you use the remote control, the motorized potentiometer changes to match the remote setting.
Yes, Remote Control Included
When you’re talking about gear that doesn’t sit on your desktop (like our headphone amps), you need the convenience of remote control for volume, input switching, output switching, and muting. Freya S includes a custom remote control, standard.
Perfect Companion to Our DACs
Want a remote-controlled system to interface your digital gear with the rest of your system? Stack Freya S and Gungnir Multibit or Freya S and Yggdrasil (or any other of our DACs) for a true no-compromise remote-controlled system.
Designed and Built in California
By “designed and built in California” this is what we mean: the vast majority of the total production cost of Freya S—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our chassis are made minutes from our facility. Our PCBs are done just over the hill from us, or done in NorCal.
5-Year Warranty and Easy Return Policy
Freya S is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labor. And if you don’t like your Freya S, you can send it back for a refund, minus 5% restocking fee, within 15 days of receiving it.