Daking Mic Pre II
MPN #Mic Pre II
Dual Channel Preamp, Jensen transformers on mic inputs, 14 in DI,70dB+ gain, LED meter, variable HP filter (10 to 200Hz), Discrete Class A circuitry, outboard power supply. 1U.
The Mic Pre II combines two of Daking's celebrated stand-alone Mic Pre One units in a single rack space form factor for the surprisingly low price. Like the Mic Pre One, the Mic Pre EQ, and the Mic Pre IV, the Daking Mic Pre II circuitry is based on a classic console design of the '80s with some upgrades: Variable High Pass Filters on each channel, Jensen input transformers, class "A" amplification, extremely high headroom (+24) and a single-sided 48V power supply.
The Mic Pre II's high pass filter is continuously variable from 10-200Hz, and drops at 12dB per octave. It seems to have a magical ability to clean up the muck while making what remains sound even better. It is extremely helpful to DAW users who inadvertently record subsonics that muddy up tracks and mixes.
70dB of gainswitchable polarity20 segment combo VU and "peak hold" LED meter20dB pad with constant reflected impedanceswitchable phantom powerdirect 1/4 instrument inputs on the front panelbalanced XLR and 1/4 outputs.
April 26, 2021
Great sounding preamp!
I am very happy with the build quality and sound of the Daking Mic Pre II. It provides a full range accurate reproduction with warm organic flavor that I am really enjoying on drum overheads. Looking forward to try it on other sources.
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