A-Designs P-1 500 Series Solid-State Microphone Preamplifier and DI

A-Designs P-1 500 Series Solid-State Microphone Preamplifier and DI

A-Designs P-1 500 Series Solid-State Microphone Preamplifier and DI

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Product Highlights

  • For 500 Series Enclosures
  • Based on the Quad Eight Pacifica Console
  • Mic and DI Inputs
  • Up to 72 dB of Gain
  • Warm Full Tone with Sweet Top End
  • Custom Cinemag Input Transformer
  • Custom Cinemag Output Transformer
  • Polarity Switch, -20 dB Pad
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • Handmade in the USA
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Model: P-1


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A-Designs P1 MIC PRE Overview

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The P-1 from A-Designs is a 500 Series, 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 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 P-1 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. The preamp 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 P-1 is handmade in the USA.

  • 500 Series compatible
  • Solid state preamp with front-panel Hi-Z input
  • 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
  • Phase reversal
  • -20 dB pad
  • +48V phantom power
  • Handmade in the USA
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A-Designs P-1 500 Series Solid-State Microphone Preamplifier and DI
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    A-Designs P1 MIC PRE Specs

    Number of Channels 1
    Inputs and Outputs 500 Series compatible
    Phantom Power Switchable +48 V
    Gain Range 72 dB
    Frequency Response 9 Hz to 101 kHz
    Noise EIN: -128 dB
    Input Impedance 1500 ohms
    Phase Reversal Switchable 0 - 180°
    Distortion < 1 %
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.0 x 4.0"

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