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Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp
Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp

Neve inspired stereo preamp

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Royer Labs Live Series SF-24 Ribbon Microphone > Heil PR-30 Microphone > Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Pre/DI > Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp

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Recording of a Hammond B-3 played by the Damon Castillo Band and engineered by Ross Hogarth. Miked with a Royer SF-24 Stereo ribbon mic on the top of the Leslie and a Heil PR-30 on the bottom. The SF-24 into the Great River MP-2NV Preamp and the PR-30 into the Chandler Germanium Preamp. This sample presented here at 192 kbps and at a sample rate of 44,100. Enjoy!!

Recording of a Hammond B-3 played by the Damon Castillo Band and engineered by Ross Hogarth. Miked with a Royer SF-24 Stereo ribbon mic on the top of the Leslie and a Heil PR-30 on the bottom. The SF-24 into the Great River MP-2NV Preamp and the PR-30 into the Chandler Germanium Preamp. This sample presented here at 192 kbps and at a sample rate of 44,100. Enjoy!! (view less)

Description:

The MP-2NV (two channel mic preamp) greatly modernizes and improves classic British design. This single-rack-space pair of preamps offer the same definitive sonic fidelity and expert craftsmanship as all Great River products, with the ability to fine-tune gain effects like 1970's-era 1073's. Transparency and vintage harmonic structure are both achieved with NV-Series preamps.

The MP-2NV achieves "new classic" performance status with two discrete Class-A gain stages (the dual gain-stage meters are a Great River exclusive), a front-panel DI input jack which is routed via FET through the input transformer (also unique to Great River preamps) for must-hear-to-believe sound from all hi-Z instruments, and a discrete high-current Class-A "big iron" transformer-coupled output amplifier. The MP-2NV is a fundamentally important audio tool that brings out the best in every microphone and instrument.

Specs:

  • Multiple In/Out connections: XLR balanced; ¼" -10dbV output for 'no-latency' DAW monitoring; high-Z input on front panel (disconnects mic input): TRS ¼” insert patch point for compressor or equalizer ahead of the output amplifier
     
  • Adjustable gain stages: input in 5db steps to 60db; output from -25 to +10db; maximum overall gain 70db; 2 to 3 stages of single ended solid state amplifier gain blocks, depending on gain structure; high-current 70ma Class A bias on output stage
     
  • Input and output meters on each channel (dual-stage metering is a Great River exclusive)
     
  • Front panel switches: polarity; phantom power; input impedance (1200 / 300 ohm); output loading (600 ohm resistor across output transformer)
     
  • High quality, custom wound Sowter transformers
     
  • Gold plated switching contacts
     
  • Local power supply regulation on each channel
     
  • 110 or 220 volt operation with external selection, either 50 or 60 Hz
     
  • 3 year warranty with registration
     
  • Single rack space with internal power supply
     
  • 'Big Iron Vintage Sound' from custom-wound transformers
     
  • 'No-latency' output monitoring for DAW users
     
  • High-Z input is ideal for bass, guitar, and sound modules (FET-buffered and routed into the input transformer, a Great River exclusive)
     
  • Gain stage monitoring via dual meters (also a Great River exclusive)
     
  • Ultra quiet noise floor for outstanding performance at any gain setting
     
  • Excellent stereo imaging (nearly identical phase response channel-to-channel)
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