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Apogee Mini-MP 2-Channel Analog Mic/Instrument Preamp

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The Apogee Mini-MP preamplifier takes the reference quality of the Trak2 and the premium Mini-Me preamps to the next level.The preamp offers an amazing-sounding, affordable, portable mic preamp that is an ideal addition to Apogee conversion systems, mobile studios and pro recording facilities. Just like its Mini-Series siblings, the Mini-MP gives y...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Apogee Mini-MP preamplifier takes the reference quality of the Trak2 and the premium Mini-Me preamps to the next level.

The preamp offers an amazing-sounding, affordable, portable mic preamp that is an ideal addition to Apogee conversion systems, mobile studios and pro recording facilities. Just like its Mini-Series siblings, the Mini-MP gives you Apogee quality, without compromise, that you can take anywhere.

You've Got Gain
The Mini-MP features two individual ultra-fast, high-gain and low-distortion preamps, each providing an awesome 75 dB of gain. Adjustment is step-less via a single control knob, so there's no need for pads or other types of noisy switch mode gain adjustments. Another great advantage of a stepless gain control is the ability to adjust levels on the fly without pops and other audible gain. The ultra-linear gain control is also a very useful tool for those who like to "ride" the gain, making the unit a perfect solution for both studio and on-location recording.

Additionally, the Mini-MP Preamp provides a stereo master output gain control. This enables the Mini-MP to feed all types of audio equipment, balanced or unbalanced, from consumer to professional grade.

Keep the Noise Down
A problem with many mic preamplifiers is the noise and distortion they add to the signal. Not the Mini-MP. To maintain a crystal clear, ultra-low distortion audio path, all required switching is accomplished by gas-filled relays, and the use of capacitors in the audio chain has been limited to separating phantom power from the active circuitry only. This results in a considerable reduction in unwanted distortion and provides the clean sound you'd expect from a premium pre-amp.

Ins and Outs
The microphone inputs on the Mini-MP can handle levels up to +18dBu, giving you plenty of headroom. The Mini-MP also offers auto-selected High-Z inputs for instruments and consumer level equipment. This is a great feature for going direct from guitar, bass (or direct out from an amp), and keyboard to your recording device.

On the output side, the Mini-MP uses Apogee's newly developed electronically balanced line drivers which were designed for the Mini-DAC and simulate true transformer behavior. The result is perfect symmetry when used in balanced mode (even with an unsymmetrical load) and no increased distortion when used unbalanced. This circuitry is an ultra low output impedance, high current driver, capable of running levels up to 26dBu to the most complex or low impedance loads, as found in many recording studios utilizing vintage audio-equipment.

Middle-Side Mode
Another exciting feature of the Mini-MP is the selectable Mid-Side (MS) matrix decoder mode. MS is great for recording audio using an MS-configured mic setup, preserving total mono-compatibility or for changing the stereo width of existing L-R recorded material.

The Apogee Mini-MP can run as two completely individual pre-amps or in the Mid-Side mode, where the left channel will be the "Mid" and the right channel the "Side. " In this mode the left output is the "sum" and the right output the "difference. "

Phase, Phantom Power and High-pass filter
The Mini-MP Preamplifier includes a phase switch, phantom power, and a selectable 80Hz High-pass filter with a roll-off of 18dB/oct per channel. Mini-MP's High Pass filter works wonders for vocals, eliminating unwanted lows.

Easy on Energy
The Mini-MP has been specially designed for both field and studio recording, resulting in a premium pre-amp with low power consumption. The Apogee Mini-MP is not critical about its power-supply at all; any DC voltage 6-14 Volt at 1 amp will be sufficient. This gives the Mini-MP owner total flexibility to select from many battery and third party power pack options and the freedom to record any place, anywhere.


  • Superb two-channel microphone preamplifier with phantom power and HI-Z instrument inputs
  • Low distortion pre-amps with 75dB of gain. THD+N: ”105 dB at unity, -85 dB at 60 dB of gain
  • Ultra-linear gain control
  • Mid-Side (MS) feature
  • 80 Hz Hi-pass filter with a roll off of +18dB/oct
  • Low power consumption allowing the use of several types of batteries and third party power packs
  • Inputs: 2, combi-jack mic/line inputs (Hi-Z)
  • Outputs: 2, XLR analog out
  • Pre-amp gain: 0”70 dB
  • Output gain: nominal +6 dB
  • Max input level: +18 dBu
  • Max output level, ll @ THD+N <= -98 dB:
  • 26 dBu in 100k Ohms
  • 24 dBu in 600 Ohms
  • 21 dBu in 300 Ohms
  • THD+N:
    • -105 dB at 0 dB of gain
    • -96 dB at 40 dB
    • -85 dB at 60 dB
    • 2.5 - > 200kHz(-.5 dB) at 0 dB gain
    • 4 ” 160 kHz (-3 dB) at 40 dB
    • 4 ” 92 kHz (-3 dB) at 60 dB
    • EIN: <124 (22-22 kHz) 150 Ohms
    Input impedance:
    • Balanced: 1.6k Ohms
    • Unbalanced HI-Z: 2.2 M Ohms
    • Output Impedance: 25 Ohms
    • 18 dB/oct ( 3rd order Butterworth)
    • -3dB at 80 Hz
    • Phantom power: 48 Volt
    • Power: 6”14 VDC, 3W
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    Manufacturer's Warranty
    Hardware warranty:

    APOGEE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants this product to be free of defects in material and manufacture under normal use for a period of 12 months. The term of this warranty begins on the date of sale to the purchaser. Units returned for warranty repair to Apogee or an authorized Apogee warranty repair facility will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option, free of charge.

    All units returned to Apogee or an authorized Apogee repair facility must be prepaid, insured and properly packaged. Apogee reserves the right to change or improve design at any time without prior notice. Design changes are not implemented retrospectively, and the incorporation of design changes into future units does not imply the availability of an upgrade to existing units.

    This warranty is void if Apogee determines, in its sole business judgment, the defect to be the result of abuse, neglect, alteration or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel.

    The warranties set forth above are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Apogee specifically disclaims any and all implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The buyer acknowledges and agrees that in no event shall the company be held liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, or for injury, loss or damage sustained by any person or property, that may result from this product failing to operate correctly at any time.

    USA: Some states do not allow for the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damage, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

    Software warranty:

    Limited Warranty. Apogee Electronics warrants for a period of ninety (90) days from your date of purchase that (i) the media on which the Software is recorded will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, and (ii) the Software as provided by Apogee Electronics will substantially conform to Apogee's published specifications for the Software.

    Apogee Electronics' entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing limited warranty will be, at Apogee Electronics' option, replacement of the media, refund of the purchase price or repair or replacement of the Software.


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