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APT Corporation Holman

Stereo Pre Amplifier (1979)

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APT Corporation Holman


Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%

Input sensitivity: 5mV (MM), 320mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 106dB (line)

Output: 2V (Pre out), 7V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 382 x 79 x 208mm

Weight: 4.8kg

Year: 1979


service manual   English - Jeepo65

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Reviewed Mar 17th, 2016 by Mrwidget

Wow! I have had an APT Holman pre amp for over a decade and never realized it was such a hallowed device. I use it weekly to play cassettes on my Sony dual cassette player and Technics turntable that has a six LP automatic changer.

I am not a total dinosaur - I also use iTunes and an Apple TV to to play songs on an Onkyo whole home sound system

I have the user manual for the APT Holman but have never scanned it. I could if anyone needs it. Let me know by posting here or emailing me

Reviewed Mar 24th, 2014 by Chickenwatt

This is the first or one of the first build by Tomlinson Holman the founder of THX wich was Tomlinson Holman and George Lucas Film asosiation.
It was one of the more versatile preamps on the market in 1979 for its several inputs, external procesor loop and phono dajustable capacitance.

Reviewed Mar 03rd, 2014 by evanonefive

Great phono section, dual outputs, tone controls are well executed. No transients, cool looking, and the owners manual is a beautiful thing, something for others to live up to.



re: Holman preamp

I could use an owners manual I want to know if it can use an MC cart without a preamp

re: Holman preamp

According to the service manual the MC input board for Phono input 2 was an optional extra.

re: Holman

Does anyone have the owners manual for the APT Holman Preamplifier?

re: Holman

Yes I have the ownwers manual

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re: Holman service manual

Hi Mr. Chcikenwatt: Would you be willing to post the Apt Holman pre-amp user manual on HF Engine or otherwise share it? I just acquired this unit and I really like it but need to learn how to use it's unusual controls. Thanks.

Greg J

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