Cart Total: $0.00

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

Share |
Product image + -
Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp
(+) view full gallery
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.

In Stock!
Ships immediately after order processed!

Save More! Get a Demo or a Used One!

This is available, but can sell out at any time:

3 similar version(s) available to choose from

Isolated recording of a Hammond B-3

(click to download)
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

Description:

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)
More text

  Watch Ross Gruet demonstrate the T386, a semi-hollow electric guitar from Eastman. The T386's laminate maple construction prevents feedback and produces clear tone for a wide variety of styles...

Less text

  Watch Ross Gruet demonstrate the T386, a semi-hollow electric guitar from Eastman. The T386's laminate maple construction prevents feedback and produces clear tone for a wide variety of styles, from jazz to finger-style. Well-balanced, responsive, and versatile, this model is a professional-quality instrument at an extremely reasonable price point. Gear List: Eastman T386 Semi-Hollow Vovox Instrumental Cable Victoria Victorilux 2x12 Combo Amp Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone Shure SM57 Instrument Microphone Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp Have any questions? Want to try out this model for yourself? Send us a message at electrics@soundpure.com or give us a call at 919.682.5552.

Collings D1A Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Demo with Joseph Terrell of Mipso

More text

Joseph Terrell of Mipso (http://www.mipsomusic.com/) came in to help us show off this beautiful Collings D1A Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar.  Collings' dreadnought is popular amongst bluegr...

Less text

Joseph Terrell of Mipso (http://www.mipsomusic.com/) came in to help us show off this beautiful Collings D1A Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar.  Collings' dreadnought is popular amongst bluegrassers due to the necessity to compete with other loud instruments such as banjos and fiddles.  Because Joseph is such an amazing bluegrasser, he was asked to come in and show us just how loud and amazing this guitar can be.   Gear: Collings D1A Sunburst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Peluso P84 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp Lynx Aurora 16 Converter   Have any questions? Feel free to give us a call at (919) 682-5552 or visit us at SoundPure.com!

Collings CJ35 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar

More text

Watch Joseph Terrell from Chapel Hill-based band Mipso (www.mipsomusic.com) demonstrate this new take on an old classic, the Collings CJ35 Sunburst. Not only is this instrument visually stunning, but ...

Less text

Watch Joseph Terrell from Chapel Hill-based band Mipso (www.mipsomusic.com) demonstrate this new take on an old classic, the Collings CJ35 Sunburst. Not only is this instrument visually stunning, but it is also warm, multidimensional, and clear with unbelievable note separation and smooth handling. Perfect for ragtime, traditional flat-picking, country blues, slide, or even some good ol' gypsy jazz!   Gear List: Collings CJ35 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar CharterOak SA538 Tube Mic CharterOak M900 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp Lynx Aurora 16 Converter   Have any questions? Feel free to give us a call at (919) 682-5552 or visit us at SoundPure.com!

More text

Watch Joseph Terrell of Durham-based band Mipso (http://www.mipsomusic.com/) demonstrate this D1A dreadnought from Collings. With crystal-clear note separation, warmth, and instant response, this inst...

Less text

Watch Joseph Terrell of Durham-based band Mipso (http://www.mipsomusic.com/) demonstrate this D1A dreadnought from Collings. With crystal-clear note separation, warmth, and instant response, this instrument brings out the honkytonk bluegrasser in us all.   Gear List: Collings D1A Addy/ Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Peluso P84 Solid State SDC Microphone Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp Lynx Aurora 16 Converter   If you have any questions or would like to try this model out for yourself, don't hesitate to call us at 919.682.5552.

More text

Soundpure Electric Guitar Expert Ross Gruet demonstrates the MIDI Murf, a revolutionary effects pedal from Moog. With 8 channels for a wide variety of tones and qualities, its warm, resonant, 100% ana...

Less text

Soundpure Electric Guitar Expert Ross Gruet demonstrates the MIDI Murf, a revolutionary effects pedal from Moog. With 8 channels for a wide variety of tones and qualities, its warm, resonant, 100% analog Mid and Bass filter bands bring you everything from shimmering timbral morphing and rhythmic stuttering to deep bass grooves, and its durability and size make it the perfect piece of equipment for touring and studio use.    Gear List: Suhr Classic Antique Vintage White Electric Guitar Moog MF-105M MIDI MuRF Pedal Victoria Victorilux 2x12 Amp Victoria Victoriette 1x12 Amp Peluso R14 Ribbon Mic Royer R-121 Ribbon Mic Sennheiser MD 421 II Mic Shure SM57 Instrument Mic Great River Electronics MP-2NV Stereo Preamp API Audio 3124+ 4-Channel Microphone Preamp   If you like what you hear, check this pedal out at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at (919)-682-5552.

Action

Name

Description

User's Guide

Brochure

"experience the difference"

3 YEAR WARRANTY!

Close
Sound Pure's Free - 3 Year Warranty!
Virtually all new products sold by Sound Pure now carry our exclusive, industry-leading, Free 3-Year Product Warranty, which includes PARTS & LABOR, absolutely free.
Read more »

LIFETIME SUPPORT!

Close
Free Lifetime Technical Support!
It lasts a lifetime to the original purchaser - we are here to help! Sorry, but if you did not purchase from us, you will not have access to our support experts.

FREE SHIPPING!

Close
This Product Ships Free!
Products ship from our well-located, climate and humidity controlled warehouse, absolutely free (inside the continental USA). Low cost international shipping options exist for most products - contact us for details.

Retail: $2,960.00

$2,275.00

BUY NOW!

want a lower price?

Close

Our best price is too low to print,
but we'll email it to you immediately!

learn more »

How to get a lower price, instantly!

Why do we do this?

Some manufacturers have a "minimum advertised price", which restricts how low of a price we can display. By requesting an e-mail quote from us, you give us the ability to offer you a lower price than anywhere else on the web. A quote on the product will be sent instantly to the e-mail address you enter, and you can add the product to your cart at the lower price displayed in the e-mail.

Get an Instant Price Quote! How does this work?

Check your inbox now for your e-mail Quote!

888-528-9703 (toll free)
919-682-5552 (local/int'l +1)

Sound Pure Expert