Preamps

Preamps

Preamps are fundamental for enhancing audio signals, providing versatile tools for sound refinement.

Our diverse selection of preamp options allows you to shape your audio with precision. Whether you’re working on recording, live sound, or any audio application, our range ensures effective and precise audio control, contributing significantly to professional audio production.

Preamps are fundamental for enhancing audio signals, providing versatile tools for sound refinement.

Our diverse selection of preamp options allows you to shape your audio with precision. Whether you’re working on recording, live sound, or any audio application, our range ensures effective and precise audio control, contributing significantly to professional audio production.

  • Stereo tube microphone preamplifier and D.I. with all discrete circuitry, point-to-point wiring, as well as input and output transformers.
  • The P-1 has the highest fidelity of all the A-Designs Audio 500 preamps, capturing the mojo of its older and larger sibling, the extremely popular Pacifica. It has a big low end, slightly forward midrange and extended highs. If you’re a fan of the Quad Eight or API sound, you’ll love the P-1! It shines on vocals, instruments, room mics, piano, and on instruments with sharp transients such as drums and various percussion instruments. If you’re building a 500-series unit with drum recording in mind, a pair of P-1s is a superb choice for overheads when you want to capture the entire kit - especially the sizzle of the cymbals.
  • Designed, built, and extensively "ear-tested" by long-time recording industry veterans, the A-Designs Pacifica takes its sonic signature and name from the revered Quad Eight mixing console. However, the A-Designs Pacifica has a sound and character all its own.
  • The MA5 was created to fill the need for a high-quality microphone preamplifier with the characteristic sound of early ‘70s British Class-A consoles. The re-engineering in the creation of the MA5 stemmed from years of experience restoring both American and British modules, deeply rooted in classic transformer-balanced, discrete electronics. Only the best and most suitable components are used throughout, regardless of cost, to attain the best sound.
  • All discrete op-amp based preamplifier with Jensen® Transformers, Send and Return/DI for adding external effects.
  • The Germ 500 MKII is an updated version of our original Germ 500. This unit has an improved faceplate layout and nicer look. It uses classic germanium transistors in all Class A, transformer balanced circuits. The Germ 500 MKII is our well-known Germanium Preamp adapted for 500 series racks. We use the same transformers and amp blocks to assure the sound is consistent with our rack version. We've updated the power on the MKII so there no known power-up issues with current lunchboxes and rack systems.
  • The Germanium series continues with the GERMANIUM Compressor. The Germ Comp starts with the same all class A amp found in the Germ Pre and Tone Control and is transformer balanced in and out. The compression circuit uses an FET gain reduction element but with the tricks and flexibility of all the Germ units. Some of the most notable additions include a Wet/Dry mix, Comp Curve, Clean/Dirty comp and Sidechain filter. Many of the Germ Comp parameters have been purposely set by studio use and listening, not by over analyzing them with test gear. The result is a musical powerhouse ready for tracking, mixing, and mastering.
  • The Chandler Limited Germanium Pre Amp/DI is a completely new microphone pre-amplifier design by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke that uses classic germanium transistors in an all class A, transformer balanced circuit. The use of germanium devices opens a whole new sound palate not found in any pro audio equipment currently manufactured.
  • CHANDLER LIMITED furiously enters the 500 race with its new line of 500 Series Modules for your favorite lunch box! Using all discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past, transformer balanced everything, and the American handmade quality you expect from Chandler, the 500 Series Modules will take your lunchbox or rack system to the next level!
  • Chandler Limited’s REDD.47 Mic Amplifier is a recreation of the original valve line amplifiers used in Abbey Road Studios’ heralded and rare EMI REDD.51 recording consoles circa 1959-1968. Designed as a central component to the EMI REDD.51 recording console, the original REDD.47 line amplifier was used to amplify virtually every stage of the audio path (mic inputs, line inputs, echo sends and monitors). The REDD.47 lent its unmistakably punchy, aggressive character to music recorded at Abbey Road Studios' Studio Two between 1964 and 1968, including many tracks by The Beatles.
  • The Chandler Limited TG2 Pre Amp/DI features the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers as the TG series limiter and offers a creamy, smooth tone with a surprisingly open, clear top end. The sound, as explained by many users, has "warmth" and punch, but with a "beautiful" expanded top end. In fact, the unit does have a small rise in its top-end frequency response and some warmth inducing distortion, which contribute to its sound.
  • The Chandler Limited TG12411 channel, formerly known as the TG Channel MKII, is a recreation of several classic circuits - combining Wade Goeke's design of the TG2 pre amp section with an equalizer that was redesigned from a circuit used in the TG12410 Transfer Console, the mastering counterpart to the original "Beatles desks."
  • The Chandler Limited TG2-500 pre-amp is a recreation of the rare EMI TG12428 pre amp used in EMI/Abbey Road Studios recording and mastering consoles from the late 60s and early 70s. The sound of the EMI/Abbey Road Studios equipment is world renowned, and imparts a unique and pleasing sonic character as heard on many famous recordings done at Abbey Road including The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” albums. For the first time ever, the legendary TG2 pre-amp sound is available in 500 Series format. The TG2-500 microphone pre-amplifier features the same discrete, transformer-balanced amplifiers as Chandler Limited’s TG series: TG2 Pre Amp/DI, TG Microphone Cassette, TG12411 Channel (TG Channel MKII), and TG1 Limiter.
  • Active Ultra-Clean Gain • Provides up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain in two distinct stages and optimal impedance loading for dynamic and ribbon mics to perform their best. Plug & Play • Simply connect your dynamic or ribbon mic to the input and connect a mixer or preamp to the output. The Cloudlifter does the rest. Premium Electronics • The Cloudlifter’s patented discrete JFET circuitry preserves the source's natural sound while keeping the direct audio path clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. Reduce Feedback • The Cloudlifter allows you to cut through the mix on stage with increased gain before feedback. Phantom Powered • Turns Phantom Power into gain and clarity without passing it through to your delicate ribbon mic. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • Active Ultra-Clean Gain • Provides two channels of up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain and optimal impedance loading for dynamic and ribbon mics to perform their best. Plug & Play • Simply connect one or two dynamic or ribbon mics to the input and connect a mixer or preamp to the output. Great for two mono channels or a stereo configuration. Premium Electronics • The Cloudlifter's patented discrete JFET circuitry preserves the source's natural sound while keeping the direct audio path clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. Reduce Feedback • The Cloudlifter allows you to cut through the mix on stage with increased gain before feedback. Phantom Powered • Turns Phantom Power into gain and clarity without passing it through to your delicate ribbon mic. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • Active Ultra-Clean Gain • Provides four channels of up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain and optimal impedance loading for dynamic and ribbon mics to perform their best. Plug & Play • Connect up to four dynamic or ribbon mics to the input and connect the output to a mixer or preamp. Great for recording/broadcast studio installation or live rigs. Premium Electronics • The Cloudlifter's patented discrete JFET circuitry preserves the source's natural sound while keeping the direct audio path clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. Reduce Feedback • The Cloudlifter allows you to cut through the mix on stage with increased gain before feedback. Works great with large-scale wireless mic rigs. Phantom Powered • Turns Phantom Power into gain and clarity without passing it through to your delicate ribbon mic. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready and standard 19" rack mountable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • Custom Transformer Mojo • A custom designed nickel-core Cinemag transformer dynamically responds to signal adding harmonic content and saturation. The more signals you give it, the more character and "mojo" it will give back! Selectable Output Modes • Provides up to +36 dB of ultra-clean gain in MAX mode and up to +12 dB with the output attenuator engaged. Perfect for a variety of audio sources. Reduce Noise • Many preamps, mixers, and audio interfaces become noisy when turned up high. The Cloudlifter X increases your microphone's signal strength for more headroom and less noise. Phantom Powered • Turns Phantom Power into gain and clarity without passing it through to your delicate ribbon mic. Premium Electronics • The Cloudlifter X’s innovative circuitry dramatically increases your microphone’s sensitivity while the custom designed transformer enhances dynamic character. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • Variable Impedance Control • Variable impedance control - Vari-Z - to shape and contour the sound of your ribbon or dynamic microphone. Variable High-Pass Filtering • Continuously variable high-pass filtering @ -6dB per octave works in tandem with the variable impedance control for even greater tonal shaping. Variable Gain • Two gain settings - more & max - yield up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain for low output dynamic & ribbon microphones. Reduce Feedback • Be heard above the mix on stage with increased gain before feedback. Premium Electronics • Patented Class A, discrete JFET circuitry for pristine sound. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • Variable Impedance Control • Shape tone of your mic or instrument with the Vari-Z knob. In Mic Mode, the impedance values range from 150-15k Ohms. In DI Mode the range is roughly 100x, or about 15k-1.5Meg. Variable High-Pass Filtering • Continuously variable high-pass filtering @ -6dB per octave works in tandem with the variable impedance control for even greater tonal shaping. Variable Gain • Three settings yield up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain for XLR microphones and up to +15dB for 1/4” inputs like bass, guitar and keyboards. Combo Input • Compatible with 1/4” Hi-Z instrument inputs and XLR Lo-Z microphones via the Neutrik Combo Input Connector. Premium Electronics • Patented Class A, discrete JFET circuitry and Hi-Z to Lo-Z premium CineMag instrument transformer for pristine sound. Made in the USA • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited warranty.
  • The two Clarett preamps have been meticulously engineered to bring authentic large-format studio sound to any recording space. All-analogue Air mode, with impedance switching, recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres, adding clarity and presence to any recording. High-impedance JFET instrument inputs preserve your guitar’s true character and feel just like an amp. Independent A-D and D-A converters offer ultra-low distortion and up to 124dB dynamic range. Four balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. Eight input channels of ADAT allow 2Pre to expand for any recording session. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
  • Clarett+ 4Pre is a compact, flexible interface designed to bring pure analogue sound to all your instruments. The four Clarett preamps have been meticulously engineered to bring authentic large-format studio sound to any recording space. All-analogue Air mode, with impedance switching, recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres, adding clarity and presence to any recording. Two high-impedance JFET instrument inputs preserve your guitar’s true character and feel just like an amp. Independent A-D and D-A converters offer ultra-low distortion and up to 124dB dynamic range. Four balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. Eight input channels of ADAT allow 4Pre to expand for any recording session. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
  • Clarett+ 8Pre is the complete interface designed to bring pure analogue sound to your studio. The eight Clarett preamps have been meticulously engineered to bring authentic large-format studio sound to any recording session. All-analogue Air mode, with impedance switching, recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres, adding clarity and presence to drums, guitars and vocals. Two high-impedance JFET instrument inputs preserve your guitar’s true character and feel just like an amp. Independent A-D and D-A converters offer ultra-low distortion and up to 124dB dynamic range. Ten balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. Eight channels in and eight out over ADAT allow 8Pre to grow with your studio. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
  • The Clarett+ OctoPre is the eight-channel ADAT preamp designed to bring pure analogue sound to your studio. The eight Clarett preamps have been meticulously engineered to bring authentic large-format studio sound to any ADAT enabled interface. All-analogue Air mode, with impedance switching, recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres, adding clarity and presence to drums, guitars and vocals. Two JFET instrument inputs capture the true characteristics of guitars, just like plugging into an amp. High-quality A-D/D-A converters brings audio clarity to studio tracking sessions with high dynamic range, ultra-low noise, and ultra-low distortion. Ten balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. Add Clarett+ OctoPre to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre to expand your I/O easily and consistently via ADAT. Record the whole band together while maintaining analogue purity and clarity as well as bringing the classic Focusrite Studio Console sound to your recordings.
  • Red 16Line is a 64-in/64-out Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with ultra-low latency A-D/D-A conversion, Red Evolution mic preamps, up to 121dB dynamic range, ultra-low round trip latency, and expansion over Ethernet for networked audio. Since Red 16Line provides both DigiLink connectors and Thunderbolt connections, it's now easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools | HD to a second DAW, without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. Simply change the host mode either in the remote-control software, or on the device front panel and change DAWs in seconds.
  • Red 8Line has a total of 58 inputs and 64 outputs, including two Red Evolution mic pres, independent L/R monitor outs, eight balanced line inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors; 32 channels of Dante I/O; 16-channel ADAT input and output (at 48kHz), and stereo S/PDIF input and output. As with other red interfaces, it features professional-grade 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for no-compromise, mastering-quality recording and audio playback. With 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted), the converters have been expertly selected and calibrated by Focusrite to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.
  • RedNet A16R MK2 is a 16-channel analogue Interface for Dante networks, with two channels of AES3 I/O. Individual input and output channel level controls allow for precise adjustment of all I/O levels using RedNet Control. With two power supplies and primary and secondary etherCON network connectors, RedNet A16R MK2 is perfect for critical-path applications in recording, post-production, live sound and broadcast. Built-in redundancy features allow for silent fail-over in the event of power or network outage, providing reassurance for system technicians.
  • RedNet AM2 is a compact Dante-compatible stereo monitoring unit combining headphone and balanced line outputs for monitoring of signals from the Dante network wherever required. RedNet AM2 features a ¼" front-panel TRS headphone socket plus a pair of rear-mounted balanced line outputs with male XLR connectors for loudspeaker monitoring and other applications. RedNet AM2 can be powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or via an external DC power supply (included). RedNet AM2 is ideal for adding headphone outputs to a studio-based system as well as offering a solution for education, live sound and broadcast.
  • RedNet R1 enables users to interact with their audio system like never before. It provides the flexibility to control a range of different monitor output setups, ranging from mono through to 7.1.2 surround, including Dolby Atmos® and other immersive audio workflows. Alternatively, completely custom setups of up to 12 outputs can be configured for bespoke speaker configurations. RedNet R1 can be used to control groups of outputs from a Red interface's multitude of sources and destinations, including from Pro Tools | HD and other DAWs, analogue inputs and outputs, ADAT and S/PDIF connections, and from entire Dante audio ecosystems, simultaneously and interchangeably.
  • RedNet X2P is a compact, robust 2x2 Dante™ audio interface featuring two Red Evolution mic pres, stereo line out and a stereo headphone amplifier. RedNet X2P quickly adds I/O to your Focusrite Red interface or any Dante™ audio-over-IP system, and power, audio and remote control are supplied using a single Ethernet cable — simply use a power-over-Ethernet switch or PoE injector. A local input mixer allows 'more me' monitoring control, while a control lockout ensures settings remain unchanged when used remotely.
  • The record maker. 2i2 has brought studio sound to more artists than any other interface. Ever. Hook up a couple of mics, guitars or keys and record however you want. The two 3rd Generation Scarlett mic preamps sound great straight out of the box. Air mode recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres and makes vocals and guitars shine. The high-impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs are great for recording guitar or bass without clipping, while our iconic Gain Halos make it easy to set input levels fast. Two balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business, including Ableton Live Lite, Avid Pro Tools Artist and Hitmaker Expansion – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
  • The record maker. Hook up your guitar and CM25 MkIII mic, monitor and mix with HP60MkIII headphones, and make the best recordings you ever have. 2i2 has brought studio sound to more artists than any other interface. Hook up a couple of mics, guitars or keys and record however you want. The two 3rd Generation Scarlett mic preamps sound great straight out of the box. Air mode recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres and makes vocals and guitars shine. The high-impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs are great for recording guitar. Gain Halos make it easy to set input levels fast. Two balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. The included CM25MkIII condenser mic is designed to capture every detail, and HP60 MkIII headphones are clear and comfortable for long recording sessions.
  • Turn ideas into records. Hook up a guitar and a mic and make the best recordings you ever have. Solo is studio sound made simple. The single 3rd Generation Scarlett mic preamp sounds great straight out of the box. Air mode recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres and makes vocals and guitars shine. The high-impedance, high-headroom instrument input is great for recording guitar or bass without clipping, while our iconic Gain Halos make it easy to set input levels fast. Two balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business, including Ableton Live Lite, Avid Pro Tools Artist and Hitmaker Expansion – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
  • Turn ideas into records. Hook up your guitar and CM25 MkIII mic, monitor and mix with HP60MkIII headphones, and make the best recordings you ever have. Solo Studio is everything you need to record in studio quality. The single 3rd Generation Scarlett mic preamp sounds great straight out of the box. Air mode recreates the legendary effect of Focusrite's ISA mic pres and makes vocals and guitars shine. The high-impedance, high-headroom instrument input is great for recording guitar. Gain Halos make it easy to set input levels fast. Two balanced outputs are hum-free for pristine monitoring, mixing and mastering with studio monitors. The included CM25MkIII condenser mic is designed to capture every detail, and HP60 MkIII headphones are clear and comfortable for long recording sessions. And it comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business, including Ableton Live Lite, Avid Pro Tools Artist and Hitmaker Expansion – with plugins from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.

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