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Daking Mic Pre One
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The Daking Mic Pre One is a free-standing single-channel preamplifier that uses the same circuitry found in Daking's 4-channel Mic-Pre IV, a favorite...Read More
The Daking Mic Pre One is a free-standing single-channel preamplifier that uses the same circuitry found in Daking's 4-channel Mic-Pre IV, a favorite among top producers and engineers such as Butch Vig (Nirvana, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins), David Pensado (Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Brian McKnight), and both Chris and Tom Lord-Alge (who haven't they mixed?). Built in the tradition of the great console manufacturers such as Neve and API, Daking preamps feature bulletproof construction and marvelous sound, reminiscent of the coveted classic pres.
While sharing the gain structure and Class A, fully discrete transistor circuitry design of the popular Daking Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One adds a unique variable high-pass filter and comes in a freestanding 'DI-style' steel enclosure, ensuring both durability and immunity from noise. Mic Pre One features switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad and +48V phantom power, plus a selectable 1/4" front panel Hi-Z instrument input, all utilizing relays with gold bi-furcated contacts. Two large knurled aluminum knobs control the variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz) and continuously variable input gain between 25dB and 70dB.
A 20-segment LED bargraph display provides accurate metering. Another LED signifies when power is supplied to the Mic-Pre One. Rear-panel connections include a transformer-isolated input for a microphone, plus line outputs on 1/4" jack and XLR.
A single-channel preamp built in the tradition of Neve and API.
- Geoff Daking on Mic Pre One
- Class A amplifier, all-discrete solid state design
- Jensen transformer-isolated mic input
- Variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz)
- 20dB pad
- Inputs for mic, line, and instrument-level signals
- Front-panel Hi-Z instrument input
- Phase reversal switch
- +48V phantom power
- Full-width 20-segment, bi-color LED meter
- Balanced XLR output and 1/4" line output
- External power supply for noise-free operation and longer component live
- Rohs Compliant
With a Daking Mic-Pre One, small project studios on a limited budget can now use the same high-end sounding gear as the pros.
Mic Pre One
- Input: XLR mic in (bal),
- 1/4" instrument
- Output: XLR (fully balanced), 1/4" (tip hot).
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Comments about Daking Mic Pre One:
I actually had to use the 20db knob because it was adding too much power to my microphone even with my interface turned all the way down! It's such a powerful device and well worth the money.
This is an AMAZING product, not only can you boost the gain very high without the distortion but the high pass filter going up to 200 also helps alot for different kinds of sounds.
The clarity of this product is great and reall makes vocals stand out. The build is nice and sturdy and it is very simple to figure out.
This is definantly a great pre amp to have if you are only looking for something to input a mic into. I wouldnt recommend going any furthur than this just for vocal recordings.
Comments about Daking Mic Pre One:
This is a powerful preamp. The construction is sturdy, and the little rubber feet keep it in place on my desk. I've cranked the gain to 60 without ANY noise at all. Some of the cleanest gain you can get. I didn't want a tube amp or anything that would color my sound. This pre does exactly what I wanted it to, boosts my signal with pure, noise free, gain. The variable high pass filter is also really great when recording a variety of sources (acoustics and vocals are mainly my thing). It's easy to use, the buttons on the front panel are very bright so you will know when it is off or on. Overall a very sturdy one channel preamp and for the price I don't think there is a better device. The only thing they could have added that would make this even better is a trim knob to get a more precise amount of gain.