The Daking Mic Pre IV microphone preamp puts four channels of classic-sounding Class A performance to work for you at a very friendly price! The Mic Pre IV features the same discrete transistor circuitry featured in Daking's Mic Pre One, with transformer balanced inputs and outputs. You get switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad, phantom power, and selectable 1/4" inputs on the front panel, plus large aluminum knobs to give you control over the variable gain. Made to fit into a single rackspace, the Mic Pre IV makes an incredible front end!
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.
Daking Mic-Pre IV Features :
- All discrete transistor circuitry
- Transformer balanced inputs and outputs
- 30dB headroom
- Class "A" amplifiers
- All relay switching with gold bi-furcated contacts
- Switchable phantom power
- 20dB pad on mic input
- Three inputs: Mic-Line-Instrument
- Output level control before last stage of gain
- 20 Segment Vu Meter
- Aluminum knobs
- Steel construction for strength and noise immunity
- Power supply included
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 continuously variable gain control using 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.
Large knurled aluminum knobs control the continuously variable input gain on each of the Mic Pre IV's channels, which are complemented by full-width, twenty-segment bi-color LED meters.
The attention to detail extends to the internal components, which include gold bifurcated contacts on all relay switching. The rear of the unit offers transformer-isolated mic inputs and fully-balanced XLR outputs, plus a 1/4-inch line outputs.
The preamp is supplied by a universal power supply that can operate at any voltage for use worldwide.
The History behind Daking :
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.