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Avalon AD2022

The Avalon AD2022 is Avalon's fourth generation of fully discrete, symmetrical Pure Class A microphone preamplifiers.

The dual mono Avalon AD2022 includes the original sonic capabilities and transparency of the M2, M22 and M5 preamplifiers plus several additional features, including selectable microphone source loading for optimized cable/mic matching, improved high-voltage Class A regulated power supplies, two high Z instrument inputs, variable-passive high pass filter, teflon/silver wiring and doubled plated circuit boards for superior low level signal transfer.

MICROPHONE INPUT
The AD2022 incorporates the most advanced high-performance microphone transformer available. Split low-ratio primary windings are carefully combined within a custom mu-metal core for extended smooth frequency response and very low distortion. Sealer silver relays are used for minimal signal invasion. The input signal selector, high pass filter, polarity-phase reverse, +48v power and the 20dB input attenuator all utilize local sealed relay operation. A variable passive high pass filter provides a minimum phase shift design while eliminating low frequency rumble, wind noise and mechanical vibration at sub sonic frequencies.

SYMMETRICAL PURE CLASS A DESIGN
Two 100% discrete, high-voltage, symmetrical Pure Class A signal amplifiers are utilized per channel. The first operates in a cascaded-cascode FET configuration while the second stage amplifier is fully bipolar. The twin amplifiers share the total available gain requirement. This shared architecture increases the high level headroom capability, improves transient response and doubles the internal bandwidth of the ultra-high performance pure Class A signal amplifiers.

OUTPUT and METERING
High-current DC coupled, Class A discrete amplifiers are utilized for the output drive interface with +36dB capability into all known loads. Two large, high-quality analog VU meters indicate accurate signal readings while bi-color LED's offers peak indication at 0dB and +20dB.
Features
  • Symmetrical Pure Class A design, two channels
  • Microphone and hi-Z instrument inputs
  • Gain switched 4dB steps plus +/- 3dB fine output trim
  • Selectable microphone input impedance matching
  • Low noise -126dB EIN
  • Ultra high quality, low-ratio, balanced input transformer
  • Balanced, high-current Class A output to +36dB
  • Large illuminated analog VU meters and twin peak LED's
  • Regulated phantom power supply +48v
  • Input polarity phase reverse
  • High headroom +36dB input before overload
  • Input -20dB pad for high level signals
  • Sealed silver relays for all signal routing
  • External AC 150w toroidal power chassis
  • Fully discrete Class A regulated audio power supplies
  • Deep, musical sound-stage, transparent amplification
  • Specifications
    Circuit Topology
    Twin cascode FET and bipolar low level signal amplifiers, high-voltage, 100% discrete, symmetrical Pure Class A

    Input Type and Load
    Transformer balanced low-ratio, 50, 150, 600 and 1k5 ohm input load selection

    Maximum Mic Level
    +36dB balanced XLR pin 2 hot (with -20dB passive attenuator)

    Maximum Instrument Level
    +18dB at 100k ohms instrument input level, standard mono 1/4 inch jack

    Input Attenuator
    -20dB resistive pre transformer primary, sealed silver relay

    Phantom Power
    +48v regulated 50mA capability, sealed silver relay

    High Pass Filter
    Passive, variable from 30Hz to 185Hz @ 6dB per octave, sealed silver relay.

    Polarity Reverse
    Sealed silver relay on microphone input

    Gain Range Input
    +20dB to +64dB in 4dB steps

    Gain Output Range
    +/- 3dB variable conductive plastic potentiometer

    Maximum Output Level
    +36dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, discrete symmetrical Pure Class A

    Output Type
    XLR connector, pin 2 hot

    Noise EIN Unweighted
    -126dB 150 ohm

    Noise 20kHz Unweighted
    -102dB

    Distortion THD, IMD
    0.05% nominal

    Frequency Response -3dB
    1Hz to 120kHz transformer limit

    System Bandwidth
    DC to 1MHz

    Output Meter
    High quality, illuminated analog VU meter 0dB = +4dB.

    Peak Meter
    Bi-color LED's 0dB and +20dB peak detection circuit.

    AC power supply B2T
    External toroidal 100V to 240V, 50-60Hz selectable, 150 watts maximum.

    Cables
    90V ac, 4 pin male power input connector, B2T required, internal DC regulation

    Dimensions
    19 x 12 x 3.5 in (482 x 305 x 89mm)

    Weight
    15lbs (6.8kg)

    Dimensions - Shipping Carton
    24 x 21.5 x 7.5 in (610 x 546 x 190mm)

    Weight - Packed
    25lbs (11.4kg)
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    Price
    $4267.00
    $3840.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
    Additional information
    For more information about the AD2022, please visit the website of Avalon
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