Daking Audio Mic Pre One - Single Channel Daking 52270 Preamp
The Daking Mic Pre One 1-channel microphone preamp lets you add boutique quality and great sound to your recording setup at a very impressive price! The Class A Mic Pre One features the same discrete transistor circuitry featured in Daking's Mic Pre IV, adding a variable high-pass filter for fantastic tonal options. You get switchable phase, a 20dB mic input pad, phantom power, and a selectable 1/4" line/hi-Z input on the front panel. Two large aluminum knobs give you control over the variable high-pass filter and variable gain. Protected by a sturdy "DI-style" steel housing, the Mic Pre One is built to perform for the long haul!
Plenty of options
Essentially a single channel of the Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One features switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad and +48V phantom power, plus a selectable 1/4-inch line/hi-Z instrument input, all utilizing relays with gold bi-furcated contacts.
Simple layout, complete control
Two large knurled aluminum knobs control the variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz) and continuously variable input gain, which is complemented by a full-width, twenty-segment bi-color LED meter. The rear of the unit offers a Jensen transformer-isolated mic input and fully-balanced XLR output, plus a 1/4-inch line output. A fourth connector introduces DC power from the external power supply to the unit.
The Daking story
Having broken into the music industry as the drummer for '60s psychedelic band the Blues Magoos, Geoff Daking went on to truly make his mark designing and building boutique-quality studio gear. His company's latest offerings not only look classic, sound great, and perform solidly - you'll be knocked out by their decidedly non-boutique prices. Daking puts a premium on putting quality components at the heart of his gear, from circuits to transformers to amplifiers, while implementing modern techniques to ensure reliable, consistent performance.
Daking Mic Pre One Features
- Transformer balanced input, electronically balanced output
- Instrument Input on front
- All discrete transistor circuitry
- Class "A" amplifier
- Continuously variable gain control
- Continuously variable high-pass filter 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
- Aluminum knobs
- Power supply included