Since I’ve started talking about 500 Series equipment with the Workhorse 5000 post, I wanted to introduce a great new addition to the 500 Series modules. This one is based on the Daking Mic Pre One which has received rave reviews (much like a date with yours truly which, if your female and lucky, might end with… an in depth lecture on the importance of wrapping your mic cables properly to avoid wear and tear… I know you’re just a flutter right now ladies.)
Daking Audio has launched the new Mic Pre 500 single-channel microphone/instrument preamplifier module at the 129th AES Convention in San Francisco. Derived from the company’s Mic Pre One freestanding unit, the Mic Pre 500 is designed for installation in 500 Series format equipment. The new mic pre features switchable phase, 20 dB mic input pad, +48V phantom power, and a selectable quarter-inch line/hi-z instrument input.
Like the Mic-Pre One, the Mic Pre 500 shares the gain structure and Class A, fully-discrete transistor circuitry design of Daking’s popular Mic Pre IV. The front panel controls include a variable high-pass filter (with a range of 10-200Hz @ 12db per octave) as well as continuously variable input gain. It also includes an eight-segment tri-color LED meter with simultaneous VU and Peak.Features:
• 70db of gain
• 8 segment tri color meter with VU and peak indications
• Switchable Polarity
• 20db pad with constant reflected impedance
• Switchable Phantom Power
• Direct 1/4″ instrument input on the front panel.
• Balanced XLR Output
• Balanced 1/4″ TRS output which can be used with unbalanced devices with no deterioration of signal.
In addition, because the home recordist faces challenges that the professional studio owner does not, the Mic-Pre One 500 features a powerful continuously variable high-pass filter with a range of 10-200Hz @ 12db per octave
Pricing is around $599 and available HERE
Now about that date ladies… any takers?