John Hardy Co. M-1 Mic Preamp 2 Channel (Demo Deal) – No Longer Available
The M-1 has a 19" wide mainframe rack-mount chassis (1.75"H x 19"W x 8"D) and can be ordered with 1 to 4 channels. There are two meter options and the best Jensen output transformer (JT-11-BMQ) is also available as an option. Additional channels and options can be easily added later up to the total capacity of the mainframe.
The M-1 was introduced in 1987 and while sonically identical to the M-2 there are a few control differences. The M-1 has a two-section gain-pot providing continuously variable adjustment in two overlapping ranges that are selected by the "High Gain" switch. (The M-2 has a 16 position gain-switch with 1% metal-film resistors providing accurate and repeatable gain settings and since the "High Gain" switch isn't necessary it's available with either a 20 ohm mic switch OR a 20dB pad switch.)
* JT-16-B Input Transformer. Jensen's best no compromise mic input model.
* 990 Discrete Op-Amp. Faster, quieter, more powerful and better sounding than typical monolithic op-amps.
* Elimination Of All Coupling Capacitors From The Signal Path. Results in less degradation of the audio signal.
* Dual Range Gain Control And 'High Gain' Switch. Provides great feel and resolution for easy and accurate adjustments.
* Polarity Reverse Switch.
* Phantom Power Switch.
* All Front Panel Switches Are LED Illuminated.
* Gold Plated XLR Connectors. For maximum reliability.
* Ground Lift Switch On Each Channel. Helpful for eliminating ground loops.
* Toroidal Power Transformer With Additional Shielding. Eliminates hum problems so no external power supply is needed.
* Universal Power Supply. Internal switch provides six primary voltage choices to accommodate use anywhere in the world.
* Chassis Ground Isolation Switch. Helpful for eliminating ground loops.
* VU-1 Very accurate and informative 20 segment LED meter card with separate peak LED for monitoring preamp output.
* PK-1 Peak LED metering only. ( not required if VU-1 is installed )
* JT-11-BMQ Output Transformer. Jensen's best line output transformer.
* Pin 2 Or Pin 3 High. Can be ordered either way and internal jumpers make changes in the field easy.
|Condition||Demo / B-Stock|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
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