This tiny little box (10x13x6cm) is a back to basics, passive pre-amp, that’s unique in having a remote control. It has a mere 2 inputs, one tape loop output and one pre-out for connection to power amp / active speakers. Originally released in 1998, to rave reviews (5 stars in Hi-Fi Choice and What Hi-Fi? mags), it is highly regarded as being an extremely transparent pre-amp that won’t colour your sound.
It is ideal for those with a minimal setup with only a couple of sources or those with most of their sources going into a DAC first; both of which really just want a volume control to precede a good quality power amp or pair of active monitors.
Those into vinyl will do well to pick up a matching OBH-8 or OBH-9 phono amp (MM or MC), which feature identical case work. All of which can be upgraded with the OBH-2 power supply.