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Focusrite // ISA Two recording Hudson Taylor with Joel Laslett
The ISA Two from Focusrite is a dual mono microphone preamp featuring transformer based microphone inputs with variable input impedance. Based on the legendary designs found in the Focusrite Forte and Studio consoles, the preamps provides up to 80 dB of gain, while two front panel instrument inputs allow for immediate access to two transparent DIs.
The microphone inputs feature a pair of Lundahl LL1538 transformers with a 3-section winding that results in very low leakage inductance, along with an extended frequency response. To shield them from stray magnetism, each is encapsulated in mu-metal cans. Each channel has a fully-balanced insert point, activated using a front-panel button, making it easy to insert a choice of outboard EQ, a compressor, or limiter.
Microphone Input Transformer
Includes Lundahl LL1538 input transformers, originally chosen by Rupert Neve for the ISA 110 and one of the best microphone input transformers available
Zobel network in the ISA circuit (perfected by Rupert Neve) allows the microphone preamp to maintain an extremely flat frequency response across a very wide bandwidth
Offers up to 80 dB of clean, distortion-free gain
ISA topology ensures low-noise even at the highest gain levels
The transformer supplies 20 dB of gain, while the ISA's input stage offers up to 60 dB of additional gain on the microphone input
Variable Input Impedance
Four choices of input impedance, including the original ISA 110 value, allow for matching the preamp to a different microphones, even a vintage type, for the best possible sound
Impedance is selected using a switch on the front panel
Impedance choice is remembered even when the unit is switched off and back on
Each channel has an eight-LED array to clearly display the level of the two signals
Line up the analog levels with digital converters or a DAW by using the calibration knob on the rear panel
Calibration avoids clipping on input
Instrument and Line Inputs
Two 1/4" TS connectors on the front panel provide access to a transparent DI input
TRS line inputs are available on the rear panel and a front panel switch allows for stepping through them to instantly select required input
Variable High-Pass Filter
Smooth-sounding, built-in 18 dB/octave high-pass filter per channel
Same design as the original ISA 110 module
Ideal for cutting out rumble, thumps and other unwanted low-frequency sounds using the 16 Hz to 420 Hz range
Easily accessed with a large knob and illuminated button
Each channel has its own balanced insert point via 1/4" TRS send and receive connectors
Allows for a choice of signal processor to be connected and switched in and out using the illuminated switch on the front panel
2 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument (front panel) 2 x XLR Microphone (rear panel) 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (rear panel) 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Return (rear panel)
Mic (@ 1 kHz): Low = 600Ω, ISA 110 = 1.4Ω, Medium = 2.4Ω, High = 6.8 kΩ Line: 10 kΩ from 10 Hz to 200 kHz Instrument: >2 MΩ
Maximum Input Level
Mic: +7 dBu with a THD+N <0.7% at 1 kHz measured at 0 dB of gain with 150Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter
2 x XLR 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Send
Maximum Output Level
+24 dBu with a THD+N <0.01% at 1 kHz measured with 150Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter
+48V, individually switchable
Mic: 0 dB to +60 dB in 10 dB steps, plus 0 dB to +20 dB continuously variable trim Line: -20 dB to +10 dB in 10 dB steps, plus 0 dB to +20 dB continuously variable trim Instrument: +10 dB to +40 dB continuously variable trim
Mic @ minimum gain (0 dB): 10 Hz to 135 kHz, -0.5/1 dB Mic @ +60 dB gain: 10 Hz to 115 kHz, -6/-1 dB Line @ unity gain (0 dB): 10 Hz to 80 Hz, -0.3/-1 dB Instrument @ minimum gain (+10 dB): 10 Hz to 115 kHz, -0.1/1 dB Instrument @ maximum gain (+40 dB): 10 Hz to 110 kHz, -2.5/1 dB
Relative to 1 kHz
-127 dB (60 dB of gain with 150Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter)
Mic: -97 dBu @ output with unity gain (0 dB) and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter Line: -97 dBu @ output with unity gain (0 dB), measured with 50Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter Instrument: -95 dBu, minimum gain (+10 dB) with 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter
Signal to Noise Ratio
Mic: 121 dB, with +24 dB maximum output (150Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter) Line: 121 dB, with +24 dB maximum output (50Ω source impedance and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter)
THD + N
Mic: <0.0007% @ 1 kHz (-20 dBu input signal with +30 dB gain and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter) Line: <0.002% @ 1 kHz (0 dBu input signal with +10 dB gain and 22 Hz to 22 kHz band-pass filter)
Mic Input @ 60 Hz: -94 dB, with +24 dBu maximum output Mic Input @ 10 kHz: -91 dB, with +24 dBu maximum output
Mic: -85 dB (I/P = 0 dBu, gain = 0 dB @ 1 kHz input to channel A, channel B output) Line: -91 dB (I/P = 0 dBu, gain = 0dB @ 1 kHz input to channel A, channel B output)
100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
19 x 11 x 1.7" (480 x 280 x 44 mm)
8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
18 dB per octave (3-pole) high-pass filter, continuously variable from 16 Hz to 420 Hz (-3 dB)