PRE169

The Swiss Army Knife now packs a mic preamp.
(sorry, it won't fit in your pocket)
Preamps & DI boxes
PRE169
565€
ex-VAT
The PRE169 is a very versatile microphone preamp. With over 67dB of gain, it sounds great with all microphones, including vintage ribbon and dynamic ones. The combination of input gain and output level offers a wide range of colours, from a very neutral sound to an old-Neve-like character.
Free delivery from 350€, depending on your country.
PRE169
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INSPIRATION

Inspired by the legendary Studer 169 mixing console, the PRE169's input stage is a near perfect replication of the original Studer© design and its fairly transparent sound with massive gain range. To add more fatness, we put a (BIG) Carnhill transformer in the output section - the same you can find in Neve 51-series console - and packed it all in a (tiny) 500 series format.

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3 MAIN FEATURES You WILL LOVE
1
The perfect input section for ribbon mics and low level sources, with more than 67dB gain.
2
A very musical 12dB/octave High Pass Filter, tuneable from 20 to 315Hz, to clean that messy low end.
3
A simple DI input, but try it... you could fall in love with that big transformer sound!
WONDERING WHAT'S INSIDE ?
The massive Carnhill VT24499 transformer that gives the PRE169 it's unique character.
A Neutrik NTM-4 input transformer for almost unsaturable input gain.
An old-fashioned assembly of 100% discrete THT components through the audio path.
Ok, sounds cool,
but what about the
specs?
  • API© style 500 series format
  • Max Gain: 67dB
  • Pad: -33dB
  • Output level: 0 to -30dB
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • Polarity switch
  • Discrete 12dB/octave HPF (High Pass Filter) variable from 20Hz to 315Hz
  • Input transformer: Neutrik NTM-4
  • Output transformer: Carnhill VT24499
  • Frequency response (1kΩ load): ±1dB from 6.2Hz to 25KHz
  • Mic input impedance: 1.2kΩ
  • DI input impedance: > 1.0MΩ
  • Output impedance: < 20Ω - Transformer balanced
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -125dBu @ max gain (Mic input)
  • Power consumption: 120mA | Peak 215mA
  • Each PRE169 comes with a calibration certificate.

Designed and assembled in our workshop in Saint Vérand (France). All parts are manufactured by our beloved partners in France & Europe.

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The PRE169 stereo pair
The PRE169 stereo pair
1.118€
1.050€
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Includes :

  • 2× PRE169
The 169 recording channel
The 169 recording channel
890€
830€
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Includes :

Stereo On The Go !
Stereo On The Go !
1.419€
1.250€
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