The PreMate delivers the same speaker and room calibration features as the company’s DEQX Mate plus the preamp functions of the HDP-4. DEQX preamp/processors calibrate your space by removing speaker distortion with subsequent room compensation.
The PreMate’s preamp section includes four digital inputs – Toslink Optical, RCA Coax, BNC Coax, balanced AES3 XLR, and DEQX has just released an optional USB audio input with an I2S internal interface. There are two analogue inputs via RCA and balanced XLR. Outputs are RCA unbalanced and XLR balanced for both main speakers and subwoofers (or bi-amped speakers). The main speaker outputs are also available in digital form to drive an external DAC.
The PreMate features Cirrus Logic’s Reference-Grade Pro Audio ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter), and two 32-bit Burr Brown DACs combined with DEQX’s 32-bit floating-point DSP calibration engine.
The PreMate carries an MSRP of $4,495 and the USB input option adds another $495.