Systematically engineered for enjoyment.
Our AURUM P8 has been designed as a pedigree stereo preamplifier.


Systematically engineered for enjoyment.

Our AURUM P8 has been designed as a pedigree stereo preamplifier. The complete layout and every individual component profits from the use of the most up-to-date circuitry and development technology, so that the P8 sets new standards with regard to sound, configuration AND ease of use. One particular highlight is the discretely designed and buffered digital section. When combined with the top quality 192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown transducer and a sophisticated jitter correction system, the P8’s performance far outstrips any other digital source. Quadruple parallel symmetric output stages for optimum load responses across the cables and amplifiers and the pulse-optimised Bessel filter can also be emphasised so that the P8 remains a superb high-tech unit when working on the analogue side. Vinyl fans will be delighted with the integrated, premium quality phono-amplifier, as the bypass function enables perfect integration in a home cinema / theater system to be realised, giving you perfect stereo sound.

special features:

A particularly sensitive stage for high resolution music reproduction in the AURUM P8 is the digital module controller. The phase-locked loop (PLL) controls the interaction of the digital inputs and the transducer. Each of these stages is controlled by a controller that has been developed by ourselves. A sophisticated system using a fine passive filter decouples the digital modules from each other.

Long cable paths place the highest demands on today’s preamplifiers. This is the reason why the AURUM P8 has been equipped with a parallel, symmetrical 4-way output stage.

The P8’s integrated top quality phono-amplifier equalises as per RIAA with accuracy better than 0.2dB. Input signals from MC and MM pickup systems are processed by the preamplifier using low noise audio operation amplifiers from analog devices.

The integrated Burr/Brown D/A converter, which works at 192 kHz/24-bit, enables modern data storage devices to be combined with the AURUM preamplifier. The connection can be set up using optical or co-axial inputs.

A Bessel-filter has been integrated to ensure optimum pulse transfers in order to keep the AURUM P8’s sound quality at the highest level.

A by-pass input enables the AURUM preamplifier to be optimally combined with a home cinema / theater receiver.

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Input Impedance (XLR) 47kOhm
Input sensitivity (line) 100mV
Noise ratio 94dB/94dB
Input impediance / input sensitivity phono MM 47kOhm/2,6mV
Signal to Noise ratio 90dB
voltage gain line 45dB
Outout impediance/max. – voltage XLR/Cinch 300Ohm/15V/600Ohm/8V
Control range volume 99dB
Control range balance/heights/bass ±6dB
Harmonic distortion <0,03%
Inputs analogue 4x Cinch R/L, 2x XLR sym. R/L, 1x Phono-Cinch R/L
Inputs digital 1x optical, 1x koaxial, 1x USB/Typ B (48kHz)
Outputs 1x Cinch R/L, 2x XLR sym. R/L
Transmissionrange 1Hz-110kHz (-3dB)
Standby connection <0,5w
Supply voltage (V) 115/230V switchable
Size (w x h x d) in cm 453 x 82 x 330 mm
Weight in kg 5,31 kg
AURUM P8 - Schwarz Hochglanz
AURUM P8 - Schwarz Hochglanz

in the test

home electronics

home electronics, Schweiz, März-April 2014

home electronics, Switzerland, issue March-April 2014

AURUM P8/M8 preamp/power amplifier plus AURUM VULKAN VIII R

Preamplifier characteristics Evaluation
+ Superbly clear digital sound at high levels and with phono
+ Excellent integrated DA converter; reproduction up to 24 bit/KHz
+ Superb workmanship
+ Excellent measured values (up to average phono MC signal-to-noise ratio only)
- DAC does not have a DSD; Chinch output not as good as XLR

Power amplifier characteristics Evaluation
+ Powerful and supreme sound
+ Can be interfaced to a mono-amplifier
+ Superb workmanship and interacts superbly with the P8
- Restricted when compared to considerably more expensive valve amplifiers
- No so authoritarian and not finely defined via Cinch

Speaker characteristics Evaluation
+ Exceptionally neutral and harmonious reproductions
+ Powerful dynamics, great enjoyment factor, excellent workmanship
+ Infectious and finely defined regardless of the music programme
+ Excellent efficiency factor and price/performance ratio
- Heavy and – in absolute terms – very expensive"

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HIFI-STARS, 02/2014

HIFI-STARS Dezember 2013 - Februar 2014, Issue 21

Aurum Pre-Amplifier und Amplifier P8 and M8
"In a nutshell!
With this amplifier combination, Aurum Phonologue (this is the correct name) has one again proved that "Handmade in Germany" is affordable. We can safely say that the M8 power amplifier as well as the P8 pre-amplifier are fairly priced."

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STEREO, 12/2015


The magazine Stereo is testing our pre/power amplifier combination AURUM P8/M10


Conclusion: „Superb, equipped with phono-MM/MC and USB-DAC and a superb sounding power amplifier for this money.“

Sound-level: 80%
price/performance: excellent

Our advice for a preferential combination: