The Harrison Lineage eight-channel microphone preamplifier provides eight microphone preamps, each from a different era of Harrison consoles. Each pair of preamps has their own unique character, providing the recording engineer with several options in a compact 1u box.
The front panel provides inputs for channels one and two (with selector switches) and controls for each of the eight mic preamps:
- Two 70-80s era mic preamps, with pad and 48V switches
- Two 80-90s era mic preamps, with pad and 48V switches
- Two 90-00s era mic preamps, with pad and 48V switches
- Two Trion mic preamps, each with pad, 48V, instrument mode, and "FIX" gain preset
An innovative addition is the "FIX" button on each of the two Trion preamps. The "FIX" button engages a preset gain trim (user-adjustable via a trim pot). The combination of the front-panel input switching and the "FIX" buttons allow you to switch the first two preamps between one use (such as two calibrated overhead mics in the studio) and another (such as a vocal chain setup) without having to re-set the input gain in-between.
The rear panel includes eight microphone preamp inputs and a DB25 connector carrying the eight line outputs. The unit is constructed with a robust power supply and uses high-quality components that are assembled and tested at Harrison's factory in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.