"The Mic Pre 500 uses all discrete transistor Class A circuits, THAT Corporation differential amp and printed circuit board mounted switches. Signal capacitors are precision polypropylene or ultra low-leakage electrolytic types. Our boards are assembled on a mil-spec assembly line. The chassis are stainless steel for maximum RF and hum rejection and a long lasting finish. Every unit is hand finished, tested, burned in, and tested again in a second facility.
"Also, we just couldn't stand to use plastic knobs, so we designed our own anodized, engraved aluminum knobs that give a much more precise and quality feel. We designed our gear to be gear you'd own for life, not some passing fancy you'd leave in the dust once you figured what the good stuff sounds like. This IS the good stuff."
Daking's Mic Pre 500 is a redesigned version of a single channel from their popular Mic Pre IV in a module format for use in 500 Series racks. Like the Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre 500 uses a Jensen input transformer, Class A, discrete transistor circuitry. The Mic Pre 500 uses a tri-color LED metering setup and accepts both line and hi-Z inputs via the 1/4" jack, equipped with +48V phantom power. With a -20dB pad for added versatility, the Mic Pre 500 microphone preamplifier is ready for anything. The front panel controls include a variable high-pass filter (with a range of 10-200Hz @ 12db per octave) as well as continuously variable input gain. It also includes an eight-segment tri-color LED meter with simultaneous VU and Peak.
Jensen input transformer
Class A, discrete transistor circuitry
70db of gain
8 segment tri color meter with VU and peak indications