The Daking Mic-Pre IV offers four channels of high performance, Class A preamplifiers in a single rack space unit with outboard power supply. Configured for four microphone inputs or four line inputs from XLR/TRS Neutrik combo jacks on the back, plus four line inputs (+10 to -50) or 1/4" hi-z instrument inputs on the front, the Mic-Pre IV utilizes ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Daking Mic-Pre IV offers four channels of high performance, Class A preamplifiers in a single rack space unit with outboard power supply. Configured for four microphone inputs or four line inputs from XLR/TRS Neutrik combo jacks on the back, plus four line inputs (+10 to -50) or 1/4" hi-z instrument inputs on the front, the Mic-Pre IV utilizes all discrete Class A circuitry with transformer-balanced inputs and outputs. The new Mic-Pre IV from Geoffrey Daking & Co. is the latest example of exemplary audio quality and craftsmanship in the tradition of the great console manufacturers such as Neve, Trident, and API.
The latest addition to the company's range of professional recording studio products, the Daking Mic-Pre IV is a highly cost-effective solution for high-end preamps to be used in studio or live applications. Used standalone or in conjunction with a console, each input offers a stepped (5dB) increments) gain control for repeatability, that feature Daking's signature aluminum knobs, a 20-segment LED level meter with +24db peak indicator, switchable mic/line or hi-z instrument, switchable +48V phantom power, switchable input phase and switchable 20dB pad.
The Daking Mic-Pre IV is housed in a robust all stainless steel enclosure with an outboard DC power supply in a separate housing, offering not only durability but immunity from noise and RF interference. The attention to detail extends to the internal components, which include gold bifurcated contacts on all relay switching. The preamp is supplied by a universal power supply that can operate at any voltage for use worldwide.
Notable users of Daking preamps and compressors: Includes Grammy winners Joe Chicarelli (Tori Amos, Counting Crows, U2) and Ted Perlman (Chicago, Bob Dylan, Elton John), Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage) Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Cheap Trick), master mixers Chris and Tom Lord-Alge (everybody else from James Brown to the Rolling Stones), and William Wittman (Cindy Lauper, Joan Osbourne, The Outfield, The Fixx), who has made entire records with just Daking preamps.
All discrete transistor circuitry transformer balanced inputs and outputs
Class "A" amplifiers
All relay switching with gold bi-furcated contacts
Switchable phantom power
20dB pad on mic input
Steel construction for strength and noise immunity
Three inputs, Mic-Line-Instrument
Transformer balanced inputs and output
All discrete transistor circuitry
Class "A" amplifiers
Continuously variable gain control
20 Segment Vu Meter
All relay switching w/gold bi-furcated contacts
Switched +48v Phantom power
20dB pad on mic input
Stainless steel construction for noise immunity
Power supply included
Output level control before last stage of gain
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The Trident A Range is considered one of the greatest discrete recording console ever made. At the heart of such studios as Cherokee in California, the sound of Trident preamps can be heart on hundreds of classic albums. The Daking Mic Pre 4 gives you the sound of this classic console at a bargain. A just over $500 a channel, this Daking unit is one of the best values on the market. Not as thick as a Neve or as aggressive as an API, the Daking would be a perfect flavor to add to your studio. Try in on electric guitar and you'll be a believer.
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