The Best Microphone Preamp For Quality Sound At an Affordable Price
Choose the N72 Microphone Preamp For:
An unmistakable, high-quality sound similar to the Neve single-ended, class A, transformer-coupled console module.
A price that is great for digital recordists.
A a certain warmth and color that can greatly benefit the hyper-accurate quality of digital recording
“The N72 is one of the only designs that approaches the correct way of wiring a 1272-type amplifier in a preamp configuration.”
Ease of use
Bang for buck
The N72 delivers up to 70dB of gain including the voltage step-up provided by the transformers. This is more than enough gain for most applications, especially with modern high-output condenser microphones.
Stepped Gain Control
A 12 position Grayhill switch provides accurate and repeatable gain settings in 5dB steps from 15dB to 70dB.
High quality Bourns conductive plastic potentiometer can be wired as a full fader or gain trim control, allowing fine adjustment of gain between steps.
Inverts the signal phase.
Slow-rise phantom power minimizes pops and thumps.
High quality PC mount connectors eliminate cabling and ease assembly.
The N72 uses Carnhill input and output transformers. These UK manufactured parts are direct descendants of the original Marinair and St. Ives transformers and are the most convincing replacements available.
Flexible Power Supply
On-board voltage regulator can accommodate power supplies from +27DC to +35VDC. Local regulation also keeps inter-channel crosstalk extremely low when multiple preamps share the same power supply.