DACS Mic Amp 1 Dual Channel Microphone Preamp. Works great and an amazing sounding preamp. This listing includes the power cord and the preamp. DACS mic amps rival the finest solid state mic preamps on the market. The MicAmp is certainly a striking piece of equipment.
Built into a substantial steel 1U rackmounting case, the unit has a lilac-coloured ovoid graphic on the front panel, which contains all of the operational controls. The large illuminated red mains power switch is situated on the right-hand side and is vaguely reminiscent of Focusrite's Red modules -- a not unnatural association, as it turns out.. To the left of centre, each channel provides four controls and two indicators. The large rotary switch on the left sets the gain in coarse 6dB steps calibrated from +20 to +62dB, and next to it is a much smaller knob providing a continuous gain trim of between 0 and +10dB. This control has 19 markings around it (if you imagine the dial as a clock face, the markings are located on every hour and half-hour position between six and three o' clock), so it's an easy matter to reset a channel's gain to a logged position with remarkable accuracy.
The third rotary control is a three-position switch offering flat (a point I'll return to shortly) or bass rolloff from 80Hz or 30Hz, with a gentle 12dB/octave slope. The controls so far described all have a solid feel to them, and look expensive -- a point I'm making only because the last operational control is a cheap-looking toggle switch!In fact, this control (which simply inserts a polarity reversal in the signal path) is far from cheap, with its gold-plated contacts -- but it does look out of place on the otherwise very high-class panel. Perhaps miniature versions of the mains power button would look more the part? The lower indicator marked with a'! Glows bright red when the channel is overloaded, and remains illuminated for a few seconds just to make sure you see it. One third of the upper, divided indicator is green and indicates the presence of an input signal. The next section glows yellow when the signal reaches +5dBm, and the third part is red and illuminates at +13dBm. Although the metering idea is not new, this arrangement of LEDs is most unusual, attractive, and very effective. Everyone who saw the review machine commented on it, which has to be a good thing from DACS's point of view. Please Read The Description Carefully. Our international customers make up a large part of our business and are important to us. Our mission is to provide the highest quality gear at the lowest prices and with the best customer service in the business. We work hard for our customers because we believe this is the only way to do business. Quality gear at fair prices. Receipt is included with package.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "audiotank" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Australia, New Zealand.