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Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier  From Radial

An invaluable studio tool, the McBoost provides 25dB of clean gain for your dynamic & ribbon!

Radial Engineering

$199.99

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Manufacturer's Description from Radial

  • 25dB signal booster for dynamic & ribbon mics
  • Extends dynamic range and microphone reach
  • Uses standard 48V phantom for power
  • 3-position load switch and high-pass filter
The Radial McBoost™ is a high performance microphone signal booster designed to elevate the output of a typical dynamic microphone for greater transient response and boost the signal of a low-output ribbon mic to bring it up to a usable level for mixing consoles or preamps that may not provide sufficient gain.
 
The 100% discrete class-A circuit design begins with a dual-transistor J-FET circuit to produce up to 25dB of gain without introducing noise, color or artifact. Each individual transistor is carefully measured and batch-sorted to comply with the design specification to certify performance. As with all Radial™ products, the circuit board is then loaded into a 14-gauge, I-beam, reinforced steel enclosure to prevent outside stress from torquing which otherwise could lead to premature part failure. A book-end cover creates protective zones at each end to safeguard the switches, potentiometer and connectors from the rigours of the road.
 
Merely connect the McBoost in-line using standard 3-pin XLRs and activate 48V phantom to provide power. Select between three impedance settings to optimize the response and then reduce low-frequency clutter with the 3-position high-pass filter. The McBoost will elevate the output to produce added clarity, excitement and extra drive for long cables whether you are in a recording studio, on a live concert stage or in a broadcast center
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About Manufacturer

Radial Engineering is a manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, building tools for the working audio and audio-video professional. Radial is located on the Fraser River, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia in the municipality of Port Coquitlam. The company began operations in the fall of 1991 as the Canadian distributor of Mogami cable and Jensen Audio Transformers. In 1992, it became a limited corporation under the JP Cabletek Electronics Ltd. banner. The Radial name was first used on house branded cables and snake systems. The Radial name and logo represents a cross section of quad cable; Radial being round. In 1996 the Radial JDI direct box was launched. This led the way to the Radial JDV and today, over 50 electronic products are now being produced under the Radial, Tonebone and Forest Audio brands. In 2001, the Primacoustic brand was launched to address the growing demand for acoustic products for the burgeoning home recording market and in 2006, the company officially changed its name to Radial Engineering Ltd.

Specifications

Specifications    
Audio circuit type:  Class-A Differential FET/Bipolar Hybrid
Frequency response: 7Hz to 30kHz
Total harmonic distortion:  0.005% @-30dB
Dynamic range:  105dB
Maximum input:  -6dBu
Maximum gain:  +25dB
Equivalent input noise:  -120dBu 
Input impedance:  600 Ω
2.7k Ω
30k Ω
Clip level - input:  -17dBu / -14Bu / -9dBu
Clip level - output:  +10dBu 
Noise floor:  -95dBu / -98dBu / -113dBu
Output impedance:  2.2k Ω 
Intermodulation distortion:  0.01%
Phase Deviation:  0° @ 20Hz, <10° @ 20kHz
   
Features    
Gain control: Variable from +4dB to +25dB
High-pass filter:  100Hz and 55Hz @-3dB
Filter slope:  6dB / Octave
XLR configuration: Pin 2 + / Pin 3 - / Pin 1 Ground
   
General    
Construction:  14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: (L x W x H) 4.2" x 2.76" x 1.68" (106.7 x 70.1 x 42.7mm)
Weight:  .5 lbs (0.23kg)
Shipping size: (L x W x H) 6.25" x 4.25" x 3" (158.7 x 108 x 76.2mm)
Shipping weight: 1.4lbs (0.64kg)
Power:  48V phantom
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty:  Radial 3-year, transferable
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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