Was bought for a project but not installed / put into use. Item has been tested prior to listing it for sale and works great. Condition is like new / "open box". A Versatile, Modern Class-A Mic Preamp/DI. The Phoenix Ascent Mic Preamp/DI takes a modern approach to Class-A circuit design that delivers a wide range of tones without sacrificing the beloved vibe of true Class-A design.
The unique Ascent circuit can go from ultra-clean sounds suitable for audiophile recordings all the way to the warm, saturated tones reminiscent of the UK's most heralded vintage designs. Versatility and superior sound have made the Ascent Preamp/DI a top-tier choice for engineers around the world and a modern day classic. Hi-Fi Transformerless Mic Input Stage.Our exclusive electronically-balanced, transformerless mic input circuit delivers fast transients and the full frequency spectrum (from sub-bass to the highest air band), while still delivering the full, warm and smooth characteristics that make engineers love Class-A mic preamps. Boldly outperforming transformer-based designs in both the frequency response and slew rate, the Ascent delivers articulate, punchy and full-bodied input signals, allowing you to drive the output stage for a vast range of pure Class-A tonesfrom bold clarity to vintage warmth, and everything in-between. With a very high mic impedance of 10K, it is the perfect companion for ribbon mics and dynamics mic that often need specialist mic pre amps, the Shure SM7B particularly shines. Our custom-wound DB694 output transformer is coupled to Phoenix's proprietary, fully discrete DSOP-2 output amplifier. The DSOP-2 is a direct descendent of the venerable TF1 amp which Phoenix's head-designer, David Rees, developed as an upgrade for vintage Neve modules. Going beyond the TF1, the DSOP2 is the pinnacle of Class-A output circuit design, offering up a smooth transition from ultra-clean to beautifully saturated tones.
The Ascent mic pre series include very high input impedance DI circuits (10Mohm)remarkably featuring no FETson every channel. This design means that guitar and bass pickups are not loaded, allowing the natural sound of both modern and vintage instruments to shine and actually enhancing the sound, sparkle and growl as if they were plugged into your favorite amp. Synths, drum machines, and even laptops can likewise be sweetened by the Ascent's DI. Easy and Intuitive In The Studio. Because you're working with a clean, robust, electronically-balanced input signal, the Ascent Mic Preamp/DI makes dialing in your exact sound easy, intuitive and quick.By working the familiar stepped input gain control (up to 70db alone) and the -30dB pad against the variable output fader (which provides an additional 10dB of gain), you can dial in your preferred tones without having to consider an overly complex gain architecture. It's all about driving the versatile DSOP-2 output stage to your exacting tastes, whatever they may be in any given moment. Like so many other engineers, you'll find yourself reaching for the Ascent Mic Preamp/DI over and over again to reliably deliver a vast array of outstanding sounds for any instrument or voice you're recording. Powerful variable high pass filter from 70hz to 400hz allowing you the ability to control and shape tones of all types. Features of Ascent Mic Preamp/DI.
Phoenix Audio's unique Class A, transformerless, true-balanced mic input stage. Phoenix Audio's transformer-balanced DSOP-2 Class-A discrete output stage with custom wound DB694 output transformer. Wired with PTFE silver plated military grade cable.Push buttons: Hi-Pass, Phase Reverse, Switchable 48V phantom power on push-button switch. Phase Reverse on Push-Button Switch. Mic Pre Gain Range: -30 to -70 in 5dB steps With 10dB more available on the detented ouput fader.
Frequency response Class A (DSOP-2) output stage: 20Hz to 20kHz +- 0.5dB, Maximum. 1U half rack space unit: With 240V/110V mains voltage input selector switch (optional 19 rack kit).
Class A (DSOP2) Output specs. Output connections: XLRs and TRS 1/4 Jack on rear.Phoenix Audios unique Class A, transformerless, True balanced Mic input stage. Microphone inputs: XLRs on Front and Rear Panels. 10K mic impedance for high quality performance with all mic particualry ribbons mics & dynamic mics. Transformer-balanced Output on each channel: Driven by the Phoenix Audio Class A DSOP-2 fully discrete output stage, each transformer is custom wound.
Individual Earth Lift: Push-button Switches. Gain Range (Mic input): -30 to -70 in 5dB steps With 10dB more available on the fader.
Gain reduction: -15dB push-button pad switch (Mic input only). High Input Impedance DI: Mono 1/4 Jack on front panel.
(Green = 0dB, Red= +8dB, corresponding to 4 and 6 on a PPM Meter). Phantom Power: Switchable phantom on Push-button Switche. High Pass Filter: on Push-button Switch. Vari-filter control 70hz to 400hz on a 21 postion detented control. Phase Reverse: on Push-button Switch.Typical Headroom: +26dB on Mic-Pre stage. DI Stage gain: Maximum of 30dB. All units are wired with PTFE silver plated military grade cable. Please contact me within 24 hours of receiving the item if there are any problems with it or the package. Please message me about specific auctions. _gsrx_vers_827 GS 7.0.13 (827). The item "Phoenix Audio Ascent One Microphone Preamp DI neve style mic pre" is in sale since Saturday, February 22, 2020.
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