The Dual Source Preamp is available independently of the Dual Source System, offering players an all-discrete, Class A, two-channel onboard mixing preamp -- an essential component for those building c... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Dual Source Preamp is available independently of the Dual Source System, offering players an all-discrete, Class A, two-channel onboard mixing preamp -- an essential component for those building custom two-source acoustic guitar amplification systems. The Dual Source PRE also comes with a Remote Control, which mounts nondestructively to the soundhole and puts volume and mix controls at your fingertips.
Universal Onboard Mic/Pickup Mixer
The Dual Source Preamp is a miniature onboard microphone/pickup mixer. It features all-discrete, Class A circuitry and provides a perfect mix between the most popular pickups and mini-microphones. Like a rack in a matchbox, the Dual Source Preamp provides a great sounding, simple to use and affordable way to enjoy the benefits of a blended system without hauling around a rack full of gear or cutting your guitar for knobs.
The Remote Control
Unique to the DS, and a must for stage use, is the exclusive soundhole mounted controller, the Remote Control. It attaches nondestructively to the edge of the soundhole and puts master volume and microphone volume controls right at your fingertips. In mix mode the Remote Control provides a pan control between the pickup and mic, plus a master volume. However, simply flipping a switch separates the mic and pickup for independent access by simply plugging in a stereo "Y" cable. Importantly, in split mode, the Remote Control provides individual volume controls for both the mic and pickups.
If you have ever wondered how LR Baggs can make such great sounding stuff for such a low price, here it is - they do more with less. They strive to find the most elegant and simple circuit solutions possible. They also continually work to eliminate any unnecessary or sonically degrading parts in their circuitry. Not only does this make for the purest possible sound, it actually reduces the cost. The entire Dual Source Preamp/Mixer signal path, for example, contains only six transistors and a few film caps. LR Baggs also insists on all-discrete Class A circuitry, with no negative feedback, for the lowest noise and the sweetest, most transparent sound possible.
Contrast this with common "Op-Amp" based circuits, where each Op-Amp contains dozens of transistors, and the genius of LR Baggs designs will be apparent.