Big Bear Audio MP1 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier with Interchangeable Colour Slot

Big Bear Audio MP1 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier with Interchangeable Colour Slot

Big Bear Audio MP1 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier with Interchangeable Colour Slot

Big Bear Audio MP1 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier with Interchangeable Colour Slot

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Product Highlights

  • Discrete Class-A Mic/Line Amplifier
  • Includes Discrete Saturator Card
  • Interchangeable DIYRE Colour Slot
  • Discrete Instrument Input
  • Burr-Brown Output Op-Amp
  • Audio-Grade Capacitors
  • Input Gain: 6 to 66 dB
  • Switchable 48V Phantom Power
  • Phase Invert Button
  • For 500 Series Racks
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Construction: MP1

MP1 MP1+

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Big Bear Audio BBA MP1 overview

  • 1Description

The Big Bear Audio MP1 is a low noise, discrete Class-A microphone preamplifier with high-impedance, discrete instrument input for 500 Series racks. It features a Colour slot that lets you interchange a wide variety of DIYRE modular cards (available separately) to impart various types of analog coloring to your sound.

The MP1 combines a discrete, electronically balanced mic/line input with a Burr-Brown electronically balanced output op-amp. It provides up to 66 dB of gain with a frequency response of 10 Hz to 80 kHz and can be used as a studio reference amplifier.

The unit ships with a Discrete Saturator card designed to add the saturation characteristics of a vintage console to your sound.

Key Features
  • Discrete Class-A amplifier
  • Interchangeable DIYRE Colour slot
  • Mic/line input at rear (balanced)
  • Discrete, high-impedance instrument input on front panel (unbalanced)
  • Burr-Brown electronically balanced output op-amp
  • Audio-grade capacitors
  • Low noise floor at -128 dB EIN 
  • Frequency response of 10 Hz to 80 kHz
  • LED VU meter
  • Includes extra-long mounting screws
Discrete Saturator Card
  • Adds vintage console saturation
  • NOS germanium or silicon transistors
  • Combination of silicon and germanium diodes
  • Adds diode-compressor-like tone
  • Completely discrete Class-A signal path
In the Box
Big Bear Audio MP1 500 Series Microphone Preamplifier with Interchangeable Colour Slot
  • Discrete Saturator Card
  • Set of Metric M3 Mounting Screws
  • Set of Imperial 4-40 Mounting Screws
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Big Bear Audio BBA MP1 specs

    Format 500 Series module
    Interchangeable DIYRE Colour slot
    Amplifier Discrete Class-A mic/line amplifier
    Output Burr-Brown electronically balanced op-amp
    Input Gain 6 to 66 dB
    Input Instrument Input: 1 x TRS jack on front panel
    Switch between balanced input at rear or unbalanced input at front
    Input Impedance Mic/Line: 4.8 kOhms
    Instrument: > 2 MOhms
    Phantom Power +48 V, switchable
    Phase Invert Yes
    Output Trim Range -20 to 0 dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Mic/Line: 0.001%
    Instrument: 0.04%
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz, 0.1 dB at 0 dB gain
    Equivalent Input Noise Better than -128 dB EIN
    Signal to Noise Ratio Better than -95 dB
    VU Meter 5 x LEDs
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer

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