The GainStation 1 is a single channel high-end preamplifier featuring a 60V audio rail.
This preamplifier combines Class-A Clean Gain with sound-shaping Tube Gain in a compact design that allows for free placing close to the microphone or on top of an amplifier.
The GainStation 1 is the premium recording front end, ensuring that any microphone and instrument signal is pre-amplified with the highest quality.
The quality of your recordings has a major influence on the subsequent mixing process - good recordings require less processing in later stages. Improved transparence and understandability can be achieved with less equalization and compression if the signals are recorded optimally, often allowing individual signals to be mixed at lower levels without compromising their presence.
Separated Class-A and tube preamps.
Tube saturation from subtle to brutal
A tube stage utilizing premium MKP foil condensers and a select 12 AX7 LPS tube for clear, dynamic audio
48-volt phantom power,
LED level indicators.
Switchable Mic Input Impedance (200 Ohms, 1,2 & 10 kOhms)
Custom-made, fully discrete, Class A op-amps
60V DC Audio Rail operating voltage-twice as high as most common op-amps-for an extended dynamic range.
Extreme amplifier slew rate of <40V/µs, ensuring clean transmission of high-frequencies and rapid transients
All switch functions are handled by encapsulated relays with gold-plated contacts.
Optimized layout guarantees the shortest possible signal paths, while generously proportioned grounding surfaces ensure low impedance and maximum shielding
All resistors are within 0.1% tolerance and were selected after extensive listening tests
A no-compromise power supply with extensive additional shielding and seven separately wound and regulated voltages