SPL Gainstation 1 Premium review: specs & price

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High Quality Class A Micro and Instrument Preamp

The SPL Gainstation 1 Premium is a High Quality Class A Micro and Instrument Preamp with a Microphone input transformer by Lundahl, 60 V technology (125 dB...

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Name Sonifex Redbox RB-MA1 Mic PreampUK Sound 1073 Mic Pre EQTrident Audio A-RangeFredenstein F676Phoenix Audio Ascent One EQAMS Neve 4081 QuadMic PreampHeritage Audio DMA-73SPL Goldmike Studioset 3Avalon U5 Vovox BundleGrace Design M201
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Description Professional Microphone Preamp2-Channel Channel Strip1-Channel Microphone Tube PreamplifierMono channel strip with preamp and EQ4-Channel Microphone PreampMicrophone PreamplifierSPL Goldmike 9844Avalon U52-Channel Microphone Preamp
Channels1-21142212
Number of microphone inputs1-21142202
Instrument input-
Tubes-
Compressor/Limiter-
Equalizer-
De-Esser-
Phantom power-
Phase Reverse-
External effect loops-
Analogue OutputsXLR-XLR, jackXLRJackXLRXLRXLR, jackXLR, jackXLR
Digitale OutputsNone-0None-Optional-NoneNone0
Headphone connection-
Level Meter-
2 Microphone inputs--XLR------XLR
Format---9.5" / 2 U19"/ 1 RU----19"/ 2 HU

Description

The SPL Gainstation 1 Premium is a High Quality Class A Micro and Instrument Preamp with a Microphone input transformer by Lundahl, 60 V technology (125 dB dynamic at 30 dB gain), Separately controllable solid-state and tube preamps for seamless transition from cleaner transistor pre-amplification to tube saturation, Peak limiter, Switchable input impedances (200 Ohm, 1.2 kOhm and 10 kOhm), Adjustable high pass filter 12dB / 50Hz, 48V phantom power, Frequency response linear up to 200 kHz (!) & Also ideal for mobile use. The retail price is 1178.92 £.

Specifications

Channels1
Number of microphone inputs1
Instrument inputYes
TubesYes
Compressor/LimiterYes
EqualizerNo
De-EsserNo
Phantom powerYes
Phase ReverseYes
External effect loopsNo
Analogue OutputsXLR, jack
Digitale OutputsOptional
Headphone connectionNo
Level MeterYes

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