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Whirlwind MD1 Single-Channel Microphone Preamp with Headphone Monitor

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Whirlwind MD1 Single-Channel Microphone Preamp with Headphone Monitor
Key Features
  • Broadcast-Quality Mic Preamp
  • Switchable 18V Phamton Power
  • Input Pad & Level Control
  • Mic, Line-Level In, Headphone Out
The Whirlwind MD-1 is a portable, single-channel microphone preamplifier with provisions for line-level input and headphone output. The MD-1 features the same studio-grade preamplifier found in the Whirlwind MIX-6 mixer. The front panel features a pad and level control that adjust for various mic and line-level sources, providing up to 66 dB of gain.
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Whirlwind MD1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Studio-Grade Preamplifier
  • 3Line-Level Input
  • 4Headphone Output
  • 5Input Level and Pad Control
  • 6Phantom Power
  • 7Portable and Battery Powered

The Whirlwind MD-1 is a portable, single-channel microphone preamplifier with provisions for line-level input and headphone output. The MD-1 features the same studio-grade preamplifier found in the Whirlwind MIX-6 mixer. The front panel features a pad and level control that adjust for various mic and line-level sources, providing up to 66 dB of gain.

A 1/4" line-level input is also available and enables a line signal to be looped-thru and monitored via the 1/4" headphone output. The MD-1 provides +18V phantom power for condenser microphones. Two 9V batteries (available separately) power the MD-1 and are housed in convenient slide-out trays for easy replacement. Whether amplifying boom pole-mounted shotgun microphones, parabolic microphones, or functioning as a headphone tap, the rugged yet lightweight MD-1 is designed to withstand the demands of the professional field audio engineer.

Studio-Grade Preamplifier
Featuring the same preamplifier circuit found in the Whirlwind MIX-6, the MD-1 is designed to provide pristine low-noise, studio-grade audio signal output.
Line-Level Input
In addition to a 3-pin XLR microphone input, the MD-1 also features a 1/4" line-level input, allowing signal loop-thru, which can be monitored via the headphone output.
Headphone Output
A 1/4" headphone output with level control is provided. The output enables monitoring of microphone level and line-level input sources.
Input Level and Pad Control
The front panel features input level and pad switch controls. The controls adjust input gain and allow integration with most microphone and line-level sources without significant gain loss or signal overload.
Phantom Power
The MD-1 provides +18V phantom power for condenser microphones.
Portable and Battery Powered
The MD-1 is designed for the field audio engineer and is powered by two available separately 9V alkaline batteries.
UPC: 692465001724

Whirlwind MD1 Specs

ConnectionsInput: 3-Pin XLR Male
Output: 3-Pin XLR Female
Input ImpedanceMic Mode: 1.5 Kilohms
Line Mode: 10 Kilohms
Output Impedance600 Ohms
Audio Input SignalLine Mode: +18 dBm Balanced
Mic Mode: -4 dBm Unbalanced
Frequency Response±3 dBm 6 Hz to 25 kHz
±1 dBm 50 Hz to 10 kHz
-2.0 dBm at 20 kHz
Maximum Output Level+12 dBm into a 2-Kilohm Load
+24 dBm into a 10-Kilohm Load
+36 dBm into a 100-Kilohm Load
THD + Noise< 1%, 100 Hz to 20 kHz
Phantom Power+18 VDC
Power Requirements2 x 9 Volt Batteries (Not Included)
Dimensions3.88 x 6.25 x 2.25" / 98.5 x 158.7 x 57.1 mm
Weight2 lb / 907 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.055 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 4.85 x 2.85"

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