The pre-amp caters for both analog and digital requirements. It features R C A and balanced outputs. This is a truly versatile preamplifier, with two YBA ‘signature’ control buttons on the front panel for mute and phase. The remaining two controls are for source selection and volume.
There is a definite warmth of presentation, a fuller lower midrange sets up the YBA’s sonic texture. The sound is based on proximity and immediacy. What sounds the most beautiful is the instruments and vocals located in the middle of the frequency range. Yet this occurs without limiting everything to just the midrange. The treble has an open, strong character, with plenty of energy corresponding to the higher registers of the vibraphone, drum cymbals, etc.