Emotiva PT-100 Preamplifier


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BasX: The Foundation of a Superb Audio System

A great audio system starts with quality components that deliver excellent technical performance and superb sound quality. When you break it down, audio components don’t need to have a lot of fancy features, complicated controls, or unnecessary bells and whistles, to perform exceptionally. If sound quality, flexibility, and performance are your goal, then the new Emotiva BasX is for you.

BasX is value, simplicity, and sound quality - streamlined. Every product in the BasX line combines excellent performance, exceptional sound quality, and true value. It may not have crazy bells and whistles, or be made of rare materials, or have jewelry-like finishes, but it’s clean and rock solid. And, in our opinion, it’s beautiful too.

Every BasX component is designed from the bottom up to sound and perform flawlessly. You don’t need to be an engineer to set it up, or spend a fortune to own it. BasX brings the “high end” to everyone.

You can build a music system out of our BasX components that will give you years of enjoyment, along with every bit of the sound quality you expect from a true audiophile component. Try adding one or two BasX components to round out your existing audio system, or build a whole BasX system from the ground up. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

BasX Features & Simplicity

Every model in the BasX line offers all the essential features you need. The BasX PT-100 is a high performance stereo preamplifier that includes a high-performance stereo FM tuner, line level analog inputs for a CD player or line-level source, a built-in USB DAC with plenty of digital inputs for your computer, TV, cable box, streamer, etc. It even includes a high-quality phono preamp that supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, along with provisions for a high-quality AptX Bluetooth module. The PT-100 can be operated via the simple front panel controls, or by the included infrared remote control. The intuitive menu system makes the PT-100 simple to configure and operate, and the big, easy to read, VFD display on the PT-100’s front panel shows you exactly what’s going on at all times.

BasX Performance

The BasX PT-100 offers the type of performance you might expect to find on expensive components costing many times its modest price. Unlike many other affordable audio components these days, the PT-100 delivers the superb sound and build quality you expect from a true high-end audiophile component. It has vanishingly low noise and distortion and features a wide-bandwidth design allowing you get the most out of your HD sources.

BasX Quality

The BasX PT-100 is built to last, with a heavy duty steel chassis, solid milled aluminum faceplate, and high-quality parts and construction… We expect you to enjoy your BasX PT-100 for a long time – and we back that up with a full three-year warranty.

Exceptional sound quality and excellent value start with the BasX.

Tech Specs:

Analog Inputs

2 pairs – stereo analog line level inputs (CD, Aux).
1 pair – stereo phono inputs (switchable; moving magnet or moving coil).
1 tuner – FM (with external antenna input; 50 station presets).

Digital Inputs

1 – digital coax (S/PDIF); 24/192k.
1 – digital optical (Toslink); 24/192k.
1 – digital USB (DAC input); 24/96k; no drivers required.
1 – Bluetooth receiver (requires optional AptX Bluetooth dongle).


1 pair – stereo main output; stereo, unbalanced.
2 – summed full range outputs (for connecting one or two subwoofers).
1 – stereo headphone output (front panel).

Analog Performance (line level)

Maximum output level: 4 VRMS
Frequency response: 5 Hz to 50 kHz +/- 0.04 dB.
THD+noise: < 0.0015% (A-weighted).
IMD: < 0.004% (SMPTE).
S/N ratio: > 115 dB.
Crosstalk: < 90 dB.

Analog Performance (phono)

Frequency response (MM and MC): 20 Hz to 20 kHz; ref standard RIAA curve.
THD+noise: < 0.015% (MM; A-weighted); < 0.06% (MC; A-weighted).
S/N ratio: > 90 dB (MM); > 68 dB (MC).

Digital Performance

Frequency response: 5 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.15 dB (44k sample rate).
Frequency response: 5 Hz to 80 kHz +/- 0.25 dB (192k sample rate).
THD+noise: < 0.003% (A-weighted; all sample rates).
IMD: < 0.007% (SMPTE).
S/N ratio: > 110 dB.


12 VDC trigger output.

Power Requirements

115 VAC or 230 VAC @ 50 / 60 Hz (automatically detected).

Controls and Indicators

Power: rocker switch; rear panel.
Standby: one front panel push button; halo ring changes color to indicate status.
Two front panel pushbuttons: Input Select; menu operation.
One front panel knob: Volume; Tuning; menu operation.
Display: high visibility blue alphanumeric VFD display (dimmable).

Remote Control

Compact full-function infrared remote control.

Menu and Control System

Simplified, highly intuitive menu system.
(includes Setup options, Bass, Treble, and Balance controls).


17” wide x 2 5/8” high x 12.5” deep (without connectors).
21” long x 7” high x 17-1/2” deep (boxed).


9 lbs (net)
13.5 lbs (boxed)

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