SPL GainStation 1 Microphone And Instrument Preamplifier

SPL GainStation 1 Microphone And Instrument Preamplifier



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SPL GainStation 1 Microphone And Instrument Preamplifier

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SPL’s GainStation 1 is a single-channel standalone desktop preamplifier for capturing microphones and high-impedance instruments.

Preamps such as the GainStation can amplify sources to a standard of quality that negates the need for copious EQ or compression later in the mixing process. More presence and substance are added to each signal, allowing them to cut through in a mix even at lower levels. Meanwhile, lower-end signals remain transparent with clear intonation.

Three separate impedances are on offer and can be switched to match almost any microphone type from ribbon to large diaphragm condenser: 200 Ohms, 1,2 & 10 kOhms.

GainStation harnesses the power of two preamplifier stages based on SPL’s discrete op-amp design, all operating on a 60V rail. The high voltage value clocks in at almost double that of traditional preamp designs, and offers a highly superior dynamic range of 130dB.

The first of two stages is a super-fast Class-A clean stage built to capture sound in its purest form, while the secondary tube stage is built to offer sound shaping talents from subtle warmth up to full-on valve saturation.

Key Features:

  • Dual stage Class-A and tube analogue preamps
  • Custom-made, fully discrete SPL Class A op-amps
  • Tube saturation level can be dialled in
  • 12AX7 LPS tube for clear, dynamic audio
  • Switchable polarity
  • 48v phantom power
  • LED level indicators
  • Switchable input impedance
  • High headroom 60V DC Audio Rail operating voltage
  • Extreme amplifier slew rate for rapid transients

SPL Gainstation 1 Microphone And Instrument Preamplifier Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: ‹1Hz-310kHz @ Clean Gain 30dB
  • THD: 0.0005% @ Clean Gain; 24dB output +6dB, 20-22kHz
  • Equivalent Input Noise: 127.2dB @Clean Gain 60dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range: ›130dB @ 20-22kHz, A-weighted
  • Common Mode Rejection: ›80dB @ Clean Gain 30dB
  • Max Output Level: +34dBu
  • Max Input Level: +17dBu
  • Input Impedance: ›1MOhm (Instrument)
  • Output Impedance: ›75Ohm
  • Dimensions: 106 x 122 x 271mm (WxHxD), 2.65kg
More Information
SKU 332342
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.000000
Warranty 2 Years


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