Goldmund introduces Mimesis Reference analogue preamp

Swiss company Goldmund has unveiled its ultra-pricey, extremely high-end Mimesis Reference analogue preamplifier. The manufacturer explains: “A masterstroke of innovation, this masterpiece is poised to redefine the boundaries of sonic clarity and purity. Driven by Class A Output Stage Drivers, this preamplifier is a maestro of minimalism, employed to guarantee the lowest Total Harmonic Distortion and Intermodulation Distortion. The result? A harmonious soundscape that resonates with authenticity and captures the very essence of the music. The Mimesis Reference defies convention with its mastery over Ultra-Low Transient Intermodulation Distortion. Every delicate transition, every crescendo, is imbued with a purity that embraces the essence of true fidelity.”

There’s been a complete redesign of the power supply, utilising separate analogue and digital circuits. Custom audio-grade transformers are employed to drive each section of the preamp and each side has its own dedicated power supply to enhance channel separation. While audio processing remains purely analogue – encompassing the preamplifier function, filters, volume, and inputs and outputs – the preamp’s interface is digitally mastered. This includes the handling of the remote control, front panel buttons, screen and channel selection.

An additional separate power supply is dedicated to driving the digital section of the preamplifier. The heat sink has been crafted in-house and the power supply units feature customised Goldmund brand components, including oxygen-free gold, said to guarantee an: “extraordinarily stable sonic power supply for the audio drivers”. On the audio board of the preamplifier section there’s a new shielding design, which also serves as a heat sink and a low-noise op-amp on the audio board is equipped with a custom heat sink precision-machined from a single piece of aluminium to ensure optimal cooling efficiency by establishing direct mechanical contact between each op-amp and the dissipator. This configuration, according to Goldmund, provides the best available cooling capability for the circuitry.

There’s a ‘no-screw-design’ to the top panel, which the company calls, “an ode to aesthetic harmony”. Goldmund goes on to say: “Apart from its outstanding performance, the Mimesis Reference analogue preamplifier doubles as an elegant jewellery box. It comes in Goldmund’s classic silver grey or matte black, lending a touch of sophistication to any audio arrangement. Moreover, buyers can customise their Mimesis Reference by choosing between two options for the top left front ring: gold or a finish that matches the box, ensuring a seamless integration of the preamplifier into any aesthetic preference.”

Available to buy now for £137,500, you can find out more about the Mimesis Reference analogue preamplifier here.