"The Mic Pre One 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."
-Geoff DakingThe Mic-Pre One
is a single-channel mic preamp that was originally designed for the home recordist who often only needs one input at a time. Because of it's high performance and robust mechanical design, professionals have been using them due to their high-standard performance and remarkable portability. Features:
- 70db of gain
- 20 segment tri color meter with VU and peak indications
- Switchable Polarity
- 20db pad with constant reflected impedance
- Switchable Phantom Power
- Direct 1/4" instrument input on the front panel.
- Balanced XLR Output
- Balanced 1/4" TRS output which can be used with unbalanced devices with no deterioration of signal.
In addition, because the home recordist faces challenges that the professional studio owner does not, the Mic-Pre One features a powerful continuously variable high-pass filter with a range of 10-200Hz @ 12db per octave
Big studios have big monitors, good isolation and quiet air conditioning. Also, if you are recording to tape at 30ips, you cannot record below 40Hz.
Small studios usually have small monitors that don't reproduce very low frequencies well, have little or no isolation and poor ventilation. Modern digital recorders will easily record 10Hz. Because of this, many home recordings are filled with low frequency rubbish that clouds, clutters and takes up space in the mix.
The High Pass Filter in the Mic-Pre One is a powerful tool. The Filter allows the recordist to eliminate unwanted low frequency trash before it enters the signal chain without affecting the program material. This can be a giant step toward making the home studio more professional.