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

Neve-inspired stereo preamp boasting incredibly deep and punchy lows and an instantly recognizable mid-range.

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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)

What We Think:

Great River has taken a familiar design and in a lot of ways improved upon it. When it comes to sound, the often unwieldy low-mids that a classic 1073 (or 1073 clone) will tend to have is much tighter and punchier with the Great River preamp. Also the Hi-freq response reveals much more detail than its inspiration. Key features like the “loading” button that engages a 600 ohm resistor before the output stage opens the door to a ton of sonic variations. Also, switchable input and output metering really set this preamp apart in the ever growing sea of Neve inspired hardware.  
 
When I use it on rock vocals, it adds a weight and texture that is simply to die for. This is also my go to pre for overhead recordings, where the high frequencies are delivered in a warm, controlled manner and the drums sound punchy and thunderous. Being a Neve-inspired unit, it shares the same source flexibility, so while I have my favorites, it performs exceptionally all throughout the studio. I also really like the DI of the Great River. They managed to implement a FET-buffered route for the instrument signal to pass through the custom wound Sowter transformer. This makes the DI much more than an afterthought which, lets face it, on some mic pres thats exactly what it is. I often go with its DI over my pricy dedicated DI units. 

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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