Tierra Audio Lava Preamp

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Dedicated to those who pursue an organic sound, warm and with presence.

Thanks to the odd harmonics excitation of the frequency spectrum and their distortion during the linear phase, the new Lava Preamp will provide your sound with a broader presence in the mix.

Its advanced handmade analog electronics offer a slow transients’ response, thus generating a more homogenous sensation in the final sound.

All this without relinquishing awesome aesthetics and environmentally friendly industrial design, down to the finest detail.

Colour your tracks with line input.

With Lava Preamp  you can select between microphone, instrument and new line input.

The new line input features a Lundahl® input transformer that allows you to add color, gain and a beautiful harmonic distortion to your signal. Try it with your synthesizer or keyboard and hear the difference!

Voices “In-Your-Face”

What do the most groundbreaking speech of an action movie, a deep historical documentary voice-over, or the smooth whispers of an ASMR podcast have in common?

Presence: that is the right answer.

Lava Preamp is the best option to highlight the voice in the foreground, giving it more presence and definition. All the frequency range will come into play in a homogeneous way, due to its transistors’ linear distortion, locating your voice above all else.

Change the strings

Lava Preamp is the best buddy for stringed instruments. Thanks to its overwhelming headroom you will be able to keep alive all the dynamic range of these instruments.

Acoustic or Flamenco guitar, violins, cellos… From the most subtle vibration to the most powerful strumming, Lava Preamp will provide you with the color and dynamic range ideal for each situation.

Ultra-solid basses

Everything flows when basses are well-defined and the mix low-end is consolidated. All great contemporary mixes share this secret. With Lava Preamp your final mix will remain firmly fixed to the ground.

Do you need more reasons to test it?

Here you have 10

Handmade with ❤️ in Madrid

In order to guarantee the correct electron flux of the analog signal, we put together the finest “through hole” components, instead of robotically assembled miniaturized components. In this way we reduce to the minimum the electronic friction to enhance the thermal response of the equipment and avoid background noises.


Each Lava Preamp contains original Carnhill® and Lundahl® transformers. This is how we achieve a more stable, precise, and long-lasting result without a single noise.

VU meter

Each Lava Preamp also contains one excellent VU meter so that you can accurately control the gain levels of the analog signal.

Gold plated connectors

When speaking about true ProAudio, all the links of the recording chain are fundamental. Gold plated connectors guarantee the best connectivity, and a total absence of contact noise as well. A real piece of jewelry in your hands.

Made of pure cherry wood

A picture is worth a thousand words. So, we wanted to ensure that you will know that your Lava Preamp has the makings of a champion only by looking at it. Finished with a warm and resistant natural cherry wood paneling, from sustainable forests, we ensure better thermal insulation and surprising aesthetics. Technology and art in a superb symbiosis.

Light and robust

By building our products in aluminum, we ensure the highest durability, lightness, corrosion resistance, and thermal insulation. Besides all this, aluminum is an easily recyclable metal that always retains its properties, avoiding indiscriminate exploitation. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Recycled cardboard packaging

The cardboard packaging in which we ship our equipment comes from recycled sources and is FSC certified. They are light and resistant, protecting the equipment from impacts during transport, thanks to the air chamber system that keeps the equipment in suspension. With this change, we use fewer raw materials and resources, and we can source locally. You can take it everywhere with you thanks to its handle, keep it to store your equipment, or recycle it.

Branded by fire

We want you to use your Lava Preamp intensively for decades. That is the reason why the frontal and back panels are laser engraved, avoiding deletion or damage of the screen printing over metal or wood, through time.

Certified of authenticity and quality

With your Lava Preamp, you will get a Certificate of Authenticity and Quality, sealed and signed by hand, that contains the results of the technical measurements conducted over the equipment during our extensive quality control. Thoroughness, transparency, and a 5-years warranty.

One device, one tree

Not only do we create the best products, but we also care about the environment. Therefore, we commit ourselves to plant a tree in exchange for each sold device. You may visit it whenever you want!

Technical specifications

* Microphone input

Input impedance: 300 Ω or 1200 Ω when activating HI-Z.

* Instrument input

Input impedance: 400 kΩ.

* Output

Maximum output: +20 dBu with max. 0.1% THD.

* Harmonic distortion (THD)

Less than 0,03% at +4 dBu output in the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

* Frequency response

From 20 Hz to 20 kHz (0.5 dB at 20 Hz, -0,5 dB at 20 kHz).

* Gain level

From +15 dB to +70 dB (in steps of 5 dB).

* Output impedance

Less than 80 Ω, Transformer Balanced and earth free.

* Noise floor

Less than -107 dBu

* Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)

102 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.

* Power source

Two configurable voltage source settings on the back panel: 110 V AC 60 Hz and 220 V AC 50 Hz.

* Operating temperature range

Between 32º and 104º Fahrenheit (between 0º and 40º Celsius).

* Power source fuse

500 mA.

* 5-years warranty

* Hand Made in Madrid


You do not need to worry about anything. We offer you a 5-years part and labor warranty, with unbeatable response times, and equipment replacement if once we receive it, the estimated reparation time is above 48 hours.