Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier

Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier

Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier

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Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier

Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier

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  • Class-A J-FET Circuit
  • 3-Position Impedance Switch
  • 3-Position High-Pass Filter
  • Variable Gain Control
  • Balanced XLR Input
  • Balanced XLR Output
  • 14-Gauge Steel Enclosure
  • Power Coated Durable Finish
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The McBoost from Radial is a high-quality microphone signal booster designed to elevate an output signal of a dynamic microphone or low-output ribbon mic and bring it up to a usable level for mixing consoles and preamps. It can be used for applications such as recording, broadcast TV, rehearsals, live stage, and more.

The 100% discrete class-A design features a dual-transistor J-FET circuit that produces up to 25 dB of gain via a 48V phantom power source without introducing noise, color, or artifacts. Measuring each individual transistor carefully, which is batch-sorted to certify performance, the circuit board is then placed into a 14-gauge reinforced steel enclosure to protect it from outside stresses.

Using standard 3-pin XLRs, the McBoost features three impedance settings to optimize the response, and has a three position high-pass filter switch to reduce low-frequency clutter. Finally, the McBoost will elevate the output to produce added clarity, excitement, and drive for long cables, whether you're in a recording studio, on a live stage, or in a broadcast center.

UPC: 676101044078
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Radial Engineering McBoost Microphone Signal Intensifier
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Circuit Type Class-A Differential FET/Bipolar Hybrid
    Frequency Response 7 Hz to 30 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005% @-30 dB
    Dynamic Range 105 dB
    Maximum Input -6 dBu
    Maximum Gain +25 dB
    Equivalent Input Noise -120 dBu
    Input Impedance 600 ohms, 2.7 kOhms, 30 kOhms
    Input Clip Level -17 dBu, -14 dBu, -9 dBu
    Output Clip Level +10 dBu
    Noise Floor -95 dBu, -98 dBu, -113 dBu
    Output Impedance 2.2 kOhms
    Phase Deviation 0° @ 20 Hz, <10° @ 20 kHz
    Features
    Gain Control Variable from +4 dB to +25 dB
    High-Pass Filter 100 Hz and 55 Hz @-3 dB
    Filter Slope: 6 dB/Octave
    XLR Configuration Pin 2 +, pin 3 -, pin 1 ground
    General
    Construction 14-gauge steel chassis & outer shell
    Power Requirement Passive, no power required
    Operating Conditions For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.2 x 2.76 x 1.68" (106.7 x 70.1 x 42.7 mm)
    Weight 0.5 lb (0.23 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 4.3 x 3.0"

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