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The Pacifica from A-Designs is a stereo, solid-state microphone preamplifier that captures the sound of the legendary Quad Eight Pacifica console, offering a big, warm tone without being dark and a sweet, open top end. The preamp features two channels with a unique DI signal path that utilizes two transformers for added depth and a richer tone. The custom wound Cinemag transformers are of a proprietary design by A-Designs.
The Pacifica offers an ultra-wide bandwidth of 9 Hz to 101 kHz with less than 1% distortion, resulting in rich, harmonic content, while reducing in-band phase shifts for more realism. Each channel features a phase reversal switch, -20 dB pad, and 48V phantom power, while the 72 dB of quiet gain is more than enough for ribbon microphones. The Pacifica is handmade in the USA and ships with a standard IEC power cord.
Two-channel, solid state preamp with two front-panel Hi-Z inputs
Captures the sound quality of the legendary Quad Eight Pacifica console with even more presence and high-end
Very warm and full tone without being dark; wide bandwidth with a sweet top end
Custom-wound Cinemag input and output transformers
Input transformer: A-Designs proprietary input transformer with unique winding
Output Transformer: A-Designs proprietary alloy using the same massive design as the original Quad Eight
72 dB of quiet gain, great for use with ribbon mics
Unique DI design sends signal through the input transformer for two transformers in the signal path
Balanced XLR I/O
Phase reversal (each channel)
-20 dB pad (each channel)
+48V phantom power (each channel)
Solid construction, handmade in the USA
In the Box
A-Designs Pacifica Solid-State Stereo Microphone Preamplifier and D.I.
IEC Power Cord
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Number of Channels
2x balanced XLR
2x 1/4" / 6.35 mm direct inject (instrument input)