BLA – Auteur MKII Mic Pre

Solid Stereo MicPre in 9,5" format - perfect for the like of room, toms, etc.

Features

  • Mic Section
    • Max Microphone Input Level: +1dBu
    • Input Impedance: 6000Ω
    • Pad: 10dBu
    • Gain (no pad): +14dB to +65dB
    • Equivalent Input Noise (noise floor): -108dBu
    • Bandwidth (1kHz, 150Ω source, unweighted): 10Hz to 30kHz
  • Output Section
    • Max Output Level: +26dBu
    • Output Impedance: 600Ω
  • Power Supply 24VAC, 500mA External Supply

€ 490,-
Price excl. VAT
excl. shipping

The Auteur MKII is a two channel preamp that features high-speed input stages that capture lots of detail and nuance, and transformer-coupled output stages that impart a nice touch of vintage vibe. It also features phantom power, phase, and a 10dB pad. It’s housed in a 1U, ½ rack chassis, and can be linked together with a second ½ rack unit by using the included connector plate.

The Auteur MKII has a revamped gain stage that results in higher gain, lower noise, lower distortion, and a more extended frequency response than the original design. Use it on drums for rotund results. Throw it on vocals for a silky polish. Hear guitars soar like never before. No matter what you use it on, the Auteur MKII will do the job like a pro!

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Controls left to right

  1. POWER: flip switch up to turn preamp on, flip switch down to turn preamp off
  2. 48V: engage to turn phantom power on, disengage to turn phantom power off
  3. GAIN: clockwise rotation yields an increase in output signal amplitude, counterclockwise rotation yields a decrease in output signal amplitude
  4. PHASE (Ø): engage to adjust input signal polarity by 180°, disengage to leave input signal polarity unchanged
  5. PAD: engage to reduce input signal amplitude by 10dBu, disengage to leave input signal amplitude unchanged

dB says

Well, where would you get 4 channels of mic pre in 1HU of 19″ for net 900€?
Right.
These guys sound surprisingly powerful and round, with extremely tight end, not overly bright, I find them like made for additional drum mics, such as toms, romm mics, the given FX 57 between SN and BD, or BD distant mic, several others come to mind.
Great and extremely affordable choice to complement your drums recoding setup.
Highly recommended.
Add to these 2 Sunsets for BD in and SN out, plus for instance 2 Tonelux MP5a’s for Overheads and you got yourself a killer drum recording setup at unbeatable price.