The Rane MS 1b microphone preamplifier provides the solution for when a single microphone input is needed in an otherwise line-level world. The unit provides +48V switchable phantom power with indicator LED for use with condenser microphones, but can be used with any type of microphone, either a dynamic or electret microphone.
The MS 1b has continuous rotary gain trim between 18dB and 66dB, signal/overload LED, and XLR balanced input & output connectors.
Housed in a rugged small enclosure, the MS 1b utilizes an ultra low noise amplifier design, featuring a true differential input with high common-mode rejection. A polarity switch and high-current cross-coupled output line driver round out the features.
Ultra low-noise design
True differential input
Cross-coupled line driver
Signal and overload indicators
Number of Channels
1 x XLR microphone
1 x XLR line
+18dB to +66dB
Maximum Output Level
+22dB unbalanced, +27dB balanced
30Hz to 200kHz at 18dB gain 45Hz to 200kHz at 60dB gain
Designed to fill the need for adding a microphone channel to line-level mixers