Daking Mic Pre One
The Daking Mic Pre One single channel microphone preamp lets you add boutique quality and great sound to your recording setup at a very impressive price! The Class A Mic Pre One features the same discrete transistor circuitry featured in Daking's Mic Pre IV, adding a variable high-pass filter for fantastic tonal options. You get switchable phase, a 20dB mic input pad, phantom power, and a selectable 1/4" line/hi-Z input on the front panel. Two large aluminium knobs give you control over the variable high-pass filter and variable gain. Protected by a sturdy "DI-style" steel housing, the Mic Pre One is built to perform for the long haul!
Essentially a single channel of the Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One features switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad and +48V phantom power, plus a selectable 1/4-inch line/hi-Z instrument input, all utilizing relays with gold bi-furcated contacts.
Two large knurled aluminum knobs control the variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz) and continuously variable input gain, which is complemented by a full-width, twenty-segment bi-color LED meter. The rear of the unit offers a Jensen transformer-isolated mic input and fully-balanced XLR output, plus a 1/4-inch line output. A fourth connector introduces DC power from the external power supply to the unit.
Having broken into the music industry as the drummer for '60s psychedelic band the Blues Magoos, Geoff Daking went on to truly make his mark designing and building boutique-quality studio gear. His company's latest offerings not only look classic, sound great, and perform solidly - you'll be knocked out by their decidedly non-boutique prices. Daking puts a premium on putting quality components at the heart of his gear, from circuits to transformers to amplifiers, while implementing modern techniques to ensure reliable, consistent performance.