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Phoenix Audio DRS-1R 500-Series Preamp, from Phoenix

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Phoenix Audio DRS-1R 500-Series Preamp
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The venerable DRS-1 mic pre condensed into a compact 500 series unit. A modern twist on the classic Neve sound!

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Phoenix Audio Microphone Preamps: DRS-Q4M & DRS-1R Quick n' Dirty

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In this video, Sound Pure pro audio expert David Barrett discusses the many benefits of the Phoenix Audio DRS-1R & DRS-Q4M microphone preamps.

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In this video, Sound Pure pro audio expert David Barrett discusses the many benefits of the Phoenix Audio DRS-1R & DRS-Q4M microphone preamps.

Phoenix Audio DRS-1R 500 Series Module Preamp

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The DRS1r from Phoenix Audio UK is a 500 series style module mic pre based on their incredible DRS-1 and DRS-8 microphone preamplifiers. At AES 2011 we were able to talk to Robin at Phoenix about th...

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The DRS1r from Phoenix Audio UK is a 500 series style module mic pre based on their incredible DRS-1 and DRS-8 microphone preamplifiers. At AES 2011 we were able to talk to Robin at Phoenix about these fantastic sounding preamps. Not only is the sound quality superb, but you can get great sounding clean tones, or drive the output gain knob to get more saturated tones full of color. The DRS 1R works great in lunch boxes with other 500 series preamps and there are no power issues. Watch SoundPure's other demos on the DRS-8 where we got to test it on a variety of applications in a studio environment. Call for more information on the DRS-1r from Phoenix Audio UK. 919.682.5552.

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In this video we present an LDC vocal microphone shootout using the Neumann U87Ai, the Neumann U47 FET, the Bock iFET and the Soyuz SU-019. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hea...

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In this video we present an LDC vocal microphone shootout using the Neumann U87Ai, the Neumann U47 FET, the Bock iFET and the Soyuz SU-019. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!

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The DRS-8 developed by Phoenix Audio UK is an 8 channel, Neve influenced, preamp designed with Class A discrete technology with both the professional and home studio artists in mind. Modeled after ...

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The DRS-8 developed by Phoenix Audio UK is an 8 channel, Neve influenced, preamp designed with Class A discrete technology with both the professional and home studio artists in mind. Modeled after Phoenix's other famous preamps, the DRS-1 and DRS-2, the DRS8 uses a transformer less, Class A, discrete mic input which gives you a "valve-like" sound. The Phoenix Audio DRS-8 is extremely versatile complimenting an array of instruments including acoustic guitars, electric guitar, percussion instruments, vocals, horns, and keyboards. The cost-per-channel is also unbeatable for a preamp of this quality. Please contact our experts, here at SoundPure, with any questions 919.682.5552 or 888-528-9703.

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The Phoenix DRS8 Microphone Preamp from Phoenix Audio is an eight channel pre with discrete input technology, a linear class A output stage and loads of tonal variability. This Neve-influenced preamp,...

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The Phoenix DRS8 Microphone Preamp from Phoenix Audio is an eight channel pre with discrete input technology, a linear class A output stage and loads of tonal variability. This Neve-influenced preamp, modeled after the Phoenix DRS1 and DRS2, can be clean and clear or full of color and character, depending on the results you desire. The DRS-8 from Phoenix works wonderfully on many different applications such as acoustic guitar, as demonstrated in this video, electric guitar, drums, vocals, keyboards, and much more. Watch our other videos featuring this incredibly versatile preamp. For more information visit Soundpure.com or contact an experienced engineer who can help you with your pro audio needs. 919.682.5552 or Toll Free at 888.528.9703.

The DRS-1R has become one of our best selling 500 Series Preamp Modules due to it's excellent plethora of available tones and ability to sound great on just about any instrument. Grab 4 modules for punchy kick, snare, and tom recordings, or a pair for recording "in your face" rock electric guitars with a 57 and a ribbon, or just a single for a rich and exciting sounding vocal. The recording possibilities are endless with this preamp, and with it being as affordable as it is we'd go as far to say any 500 Series rack is not complete without at least one DRS-1R. 
 
About the Phoenix Audio Preamp:
 
I feel like there are so many pieces of gear out there described as a “desert island _____”, which is why I tried to stray far away from the phrase when coming up with an accurate description for the Phoenix Audio preamp. That said, there’s really no better phrase to describe it - so what the hell - IT’S THE DESERT ISLAND PREAMP!
 
The Phoenix Audio preamp shares some lineage with the vintage Neve 1073, but it’s far from just another clone - think of it as being more of a modern twist on that classic design. While featuring a transformerless input, the source of the Phoenix’s tone comes from its transformer balanced output stage which adds color, roundness, and additional depth when driven. After using the Phoenix on just about every studio application we could think of, there wasn’t a single case where it’s color didn’t enhance the source material in a positive way. For examples be sure to check out the 50+ videos we’ve shot using the Phoenix to get outstanding results on everything from jazzy female vocals to drums and a Rhodes keyboard to acoustic and electric guitars to country male vocals. 
 
Additionally because of it’s dual gain control of both the input and output stage, if your recording application doesn’t require additional coloration there’s plenty of clean gain on the input to allow your output stage (color control) to be set very low, resulting in a cleaner and more pristine image of the instrument. Of course there’s a tremendous middle-ground on it’s color spectrum, which is why it’s so flexible. One final tonal option is to drive the transformerless input to the point of distortion, producing a more heavy-handed crunchy distortion that can be perfect for an effect heavy section or instrument. Again, the tonal possibilities with this preamp are gigantic.
 
Phoenix has gone to great lengths to ensure that all of their preamp models provide an identical sound to one another, so regardless of if you go with the 8 Channel DRS-8, the DRS-Q4M (pre with EQ) or DRS-1 (single channel pre), 2 Channel DRS-Q4 (stereo pre with EQ), or even the 500 Series DRS-1R you’ll be getting 100% of Phoenix’s unique and exciting tone. Every model comes standard with a practical feature set all great preamps should have, including a hi-pass filter and phase reverse - the DRS-8 and DRS-1R also include "Mute" buttons. It can also accept line level signals for warming up previously recorded instrument tracks or even running a stereo bus through for added analog punch and coloration.
 
As mentioned, the Phoenix preamp shares lineage with the venerable Neve 1073 however it’s not a clone, so if you’re specifically after that tone we would recommend the Vintech X73i or 573. If you’re looking for an incredibly flexible solid state preamp with a rich and inspiring tone at an excellent price, look no further than the Phoenix Audio preamp line.

The Phoenix Audio DRS1R/500 is a mono pre amp and DI for the API 500 series, it was designed to be identical in terms of features and sonics as the ever popular DRS1 but in a new format. The unit runs at 24v thanks due to the special power supply built into the unit so it offers no sonic sacrifices whilst still maintaining a very low current use needed for the API format and is well within its API VPR limits.

Specifications

  • Class A (DSOP2) Output specs. Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +- 0.5dB, Maximum Output = +26dBu @ 1kHz, Noise = -90dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • Output connections: XLR's on rear panel of API rack
  • Phoenix Audio's unique Class A, transformerless, True balanced Mic input stage.
  • Microphone input: XLR's  Rear Panels of API rack
  • Gain Range (Mic input): -30 to -70 in 5dB steps With 10dB more available on the output fader.
  • Gain reduction: -30dB push-button Mic/Line switch (Mic input)
  • High Input Impedance DI: Mono 1/4" Jack on front panel
  • Gain Meter: LED Metering. (Green = -2dbu, +4dbu & 0dBu, Yellow = +13dbu Red= +16dBu) 
  • Phantom Power: Switchable phantom on Push-button Switch
  • High Pass Filter: on Push-button Switch, 120hz 6db per octave
  • Phase Reverse: on Push-button Switch
  • Mute : on Push-button Switch 
  • Frequency Response Mic Input Stage: -0.4dB @ 40Hz, -0.3dB @ 25kHz
  • Frequency Response: DI Input Stage: -0.3dB @ 40Hz, - 0.5dB @ 25kHz
  • Typical Headroom: +24dB on Mic-Pre stage
  • DI Stage gain: Maximum of 20dB

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