The A-Designs P-1 has the highest fidelity of Audio 500 preamps, capturing the mojo of its older and larger sibling, the extremely popular Pacifica.
It has a big low end, slightly forward midrange and extended highs. If you're a fan of the Quad Eight or API sound, you'll love the P-1!
It shines on vocals, instruments, room mics, piano, and on instruments with sharp transients such as drums and various percussion instruments.
If you're building a lunchbox with drum recording in mind, a pair of P-1s is a superb choice for overheads when you want to capture the entire kit - especially the sizzle of the cymbals.
-20dB PadPhase48v PhantomCast aluminum knobThumb Screws (for easy install and un-install)Solid constructionCustom Wound Transformers (input and output)Original Design (no CLONES)Red LED indicator for Phantom power