5010 Pre Amplifier


  1. Large custom made toroidal power transformer and multiple smoothing capacitors for power supply
  2. Option to fit a MC or MM phono module OR plug in DAC option
  3. 6 line inputs or 5 plus optional phono card, 2 main out (RCA), 1 XLR main out and 1 tape output
  4. High quality relays used for input source selection
  5. Full remote control of input selector, volume and mute
  6. Audio output stages utilising discrete transistor class A output buffer
  7. Balanced pre amp output, DC coupled
  8. High quality all aluminium case work
  9. Remote control
  10. Three year guarantee
  11. Available in black or titanium



    • Gain (at 1KHz) : +9dB unbalanced output, +15dB balanced output
    • Sensitivity : 500mV
    • Maximum Output : >9V RMS unbalanced
    • Frequency Response : -3dB at 1Hz and 57KHz, ref 1KHz, max volume
    • Total Harmonic Distortion : <0.005% at 1.6V RMS output, 1KHz
    • Signal to Noise Ratio : >98dB, A weighted, ref 1.6V RMS output, 1KHz
    • Channel Separation : >60dB 20Hz to 20Khz (Typically >85dB at 1KHz)
    • Outputs : 2 pairs RCA, pre amp output, 1 pair for tape output
    • Mains Supply : 110/120V or 220/240V, 50/60Hz (factory set)
    • Power Consumption : <25W
    • Dimensions – H x W x D : 90mm x 440mm x 300mm (inc knob)
    • Nett Weight (unpacked) : 6kg
    • Gross Weight (packed) : 8kg


British hi-fi brand Exposure has released a 5010 preamplifier to complement its previously-released 200-watt 5010 monobloc power amplifiers. (See story HERE)
The Exposure 5010 preamplifier has six line inputs, all switched by high-quality relays to ensure short signal paths, one of which can be reconfigured as either an MM/MC phono option with the addition of an extra PCB, or as a DAC. The 5010 fits only one or the other of these options—you can’t install both a phono card and a DAC. The Exposure DAC is capable of up to 192/24-bit PCM and DSD 64, and comes with two inputs: USB and BNC, with auto-switching between them. The preamplifier has balanced and unbalanced outputs and is d.c.-coupled using servos at the output, and only one capacitor at the input. Its power supply features a 200W transformer, fast rectifiers and 24 high-quality smoothing capacitors.
Much of the Exposure magic is attributable to the relentless degree of attention that is paid to the circuit design in order to achieve the best possible sound quality, and the 5010 series is of course no exception,’ says Andrew Hutchison, of AudioFix, which distributes Exposure in Australia. ‘If you like your listening experience big on emotion with an emphasis on realism and musicality, then the new Exposure 5010 series is definitely one to audition.’
Available now in either a titanium or black finish, the Exposure 5010 preamplifier retails for $3,999 (RRP). The optional MM phono plug-in board retails for $499, the optional MC phono plug-in board also retails at $499 and the optional DAC retails for $699.