The MicPre provides state of the art noise performance that accommodates even the weakest microphone signals , and a wide input range for the strongest mic signals. Ultra-low distortions across the complete audio frequency band insure maximum signal transparency at all gain settings. The unit is designed to yield a superior dynamic range even for high source resistance microphones. The transformer free input provides pure and transparent bass, yet it features state of the art in common mode rejection (for elimination of hum and interference pickup) exceeding transformer based units. Phantom power per channel is ultra-low noise double shunt regulated for minimum noise and channel separation. Each channel accommodates up to 21-70dB of gain in 1dB steps. The precision gain setting is solid and reliable (not based on the use of archaic rotary switch technology).
Included is a 10dB pad for lower voltage analog interfaces. Activating the pad yields 11-60dB gain. Outside, the no-nonsense controls are extremely user-friendly. Each channel is equipped with a 2-digit gain setting display and up/down switch. The last gain settings are stored and will reappear at next use. A Gain Pad switch (per stereo pair) changes the gain range from 21-70dB to 11-60dB, for higher level inputs.
Each stereo pair has a microphone selection switch (Condenser, Dynamic or Ribbon), for microphone load optimization. Setting to “condenser” activates the phantom power. Internal jumpers allow change from balanced to unbalanced outputs, and for disabling of the phantom for powered vintage mics.