Avid Technologies PRE - Microphone Preamp

Avid Technologies PRE - Microphone Preamp

Avid Technologies PRE - Microphone Preamp

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Avid Technologies PRE - Microphone Preamp

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  • 8 Channels
  • Controllable from Pro Tools HD
  • Controllable from Avid Control Surfaces
  • Standalone
  • Phantom Power
  • High-Pass Filter
  • Phase Reverse
  • Pad
  • Per Channel Inserts
  • MIDI I/O
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  • 1Description

The PRE from Avid is an 8-channel, multi-purpose microphone preamplifier for Pro Tools HD systems. Although designed especially for use with these systems, it can just as easily used as a stand-alone microphone preamplifier. The unit features matched-transistor, hybrid microphone preamp circuits, and provides a transparent and pristine signal path.

When used with Pro Tools, most PRE features can be controlled from within the Pro Tools application or an Avid control surface, allowing for remote placement of the unit. With or without remote control, PRE can be configured manually using its front panel switches and displays. PRE can also be remotely-controlled by other MIDI devices through standard MIDI controller data.

Eight high-performance, matched-transistor, hybrid microphone pre-amplification circuits
Support for microphone (XLR), direct instrument (DI), and line level inputs (1/4")
Each channel includes a high pass filter, phase reverse, 48V (phantom power), and -18 dB pad
Balanced insert points (Send and Return) for easy integration of outboard gear, such as compressors or EQs
Fully remote-controllable using Pro Tools HD software or an Avid control surface - allows for the highest fidelity by keeping low-level signals close to the source
Up to 9 PREs supported through software for up to 72 channels of remote-controlled preamplification
Selectable impedance matching for microphone, line, or instrument inputs
MIDI In/Out/Thru ports for remote operation
Redundant hot-swappable power supplies
All features supported in standalone mode, making PRE an ideal analog front end for any recording system
UPC: 724643102180
In the Box
Avid Technologies PRE - Microphone Preamp
  • AC Power Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Channels 8
    Inputs 8 x XLR
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line /Instrument (front panel)
    8 x 1/4" TRS phone Line/Instrument (rear panel)
    8 x 1/4" TRS phone Return
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI

    Connecting to the front panel Line/Instrument input will break a connection made to the respective back panel Line/Instrument input

    Output 1 x 25-pin D-Sub Line (8-channels)
    8 x 1/4" TRS phone Send
    2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI Out/Thru
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Oscillator
    Phantom Power +48V individually switchable
    Multi Function No
    Input Impedance 1.5kΩ(low)
    15kΩ (mid)
    1.5MΩ (high)
    Maximum Input Level +47dBu, pad in @ 1kHz, <0.1% THD
    Gain Range 0dB to +69dB in ~3dB steps
    -18dB to +51dB with -18dB pad engaged
    Maximum Output Level +29dBu, balanced, @ 1kHz, <0.1% THD
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.1dB (@ +48dB gain)
    Noise Microphone E.I.N: -128dB @ 66dB gain (20Hz to 20kHz) 150Ω (unweighted)
    THD + N 0.0005% @ 1kHz, 0.0dB gain @ 20dB signal
    001% (20Hz to 20kHz), 0.0dB gain @ 0.0dB signal
    Crosstalk <-90dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
    CMRR <-75dB @ 1kHz, 140mVcm, +6dB of gain
    Power Requirements 110~220VAC, 60/50Hz (auto-sensing) 6A, 400W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 15.6 x 3.5" (483 x 397 x 89mm)
    Weight 14.53 lb (6.6kg)
    Specialties -3.0dB @ 85Hz, 18dB/octave high-pass filter (per channel)
    Discrete matched transistor hybrid circuit topology
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.6 x 21.5 x 10.1"

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