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Avid PRE  From Avid

8-Channel High-Definition Microphone PreAmp

Avid

$1,999.00

Retail:  $2,495.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Avid

PRE is a high-performance, remote-controllable microphone preamp, enabling you to record performances in pristine-quality sound from anywhere in your studio. The 8-channel interface features eight matched-transistor mic preamp circuits, provides a transparent signal path, and easily accommodates your mic, line, and direct instrument (DI) level inputs. Pair it with a Pro Tools|HD family system to achieve the highest sound quality or standalone.

Whether you’re using PRE with a Pro Tools|HD family system or as a standalone mic preamp, you’ll get great sound quality with all mic, line and direct input signals you send through it.

  • 8 high-performance, matched-transistor, hybrid microphone pre-amplification circuits
  • Support for mic (XLR), direct instrument (DI), and line level inputs (1/4")
  • Each channel includes a high pass filter, phase reverse, 48V (phantom power), and -18 dB pad
  • Fully remote-controllable using Pro Tools | HD software or an Avid control surface; allows for the highest fidelity by keeping low-level signals close to the source
  • Selectable impedance matching for mic, line, or instrument inputs
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports for remote operation
  • All features supported in standalone mode, making PRE an ideal analog front end for any recording system
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About Manufacturer

From award-winning producers, of music and film, to producers of personal at home productions, Avid creates technology that people use for their music to be heard or videos to be seen on any platform. The shows, commercials, and news programs you watch on TV. The entertaining video and film stories you see on the web and on the big screen.  The personal audio and video treasures that people make at home to preserve their favorite moments in life. Avid has a myriad of products to fill your production needs.

Specifications

Input stage

  • Circuit topology: Discrete Matched Transistor Hybrid
  • Input Gain: 0 dB to +69 dB in ~3 dB steps, with -18 dB pad engaged; -18 dB to +51 dB
  • Maximum input level: +47 dBu, pad in, @ 1 kHz, < 0.1% THD
  • Mic E.I.N (unweighted): -128 dB @ 66 dB gain (20 Hz to 20 kHz) 150 ohm
  • THD+N: < 0.0005% @ 1 kHz, 0 dB gain @ 20 dB signal; < 0.001% (20 Hz to 20 kHz), 0 dB gain @ 0 dB signal
  • CMMRR: < -75 dB @ 1 kHz, 140 mVcm, +6 dB gain
  • Crosstalk: < -90 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Frequency response: ±0.1 dB; 20 Hz to 20 kHz, @ +48 dB gain
  • Input impedance (Input Z): 1.5 kohm (low); 15 kohm (mid); 1.5 Mohm (high)
  • Phantom power: 48V +/- 1V
  • High pass filter: -3 dB @ 85 Hz, 18 dB/octave
  • Maximum output level: +29 dBu, balanced, @ 1 kHz, < 0.1% THD

Output stage

  • 110/220 Volt 60/50 Hz (auto-sensing)
  • AC Line Current = 6A
  • 400 Watt Maximum

Dimensions

  • Width: 19 in / 48.26 cm
  • Height 3.5 in / 8.89 cm
  • Depth: 15.63 in / 39.69 cm
  • Weight: 14.53 lbs / 6.59 kg

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PRE Guide v9.0