SPL Crescendo: A 120V 8-channel mic preamp that’s (almost) impossible to overdrive

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Crescendo is SPL’s new 8-in microphone preamp. It has a discrete construction with proprietary high-voltage amplifiers, SPL’s own SUPRA operational amplifiers, and an internal operating voltage of +/- 60V. With 120V total internal voltage, it’s virtually impossible to overdrive the preamps, SPL says, which is a significant innovation. It gives SPL the right to claim […]

Bart MP2570: a dual 500 Series mic pre for the price of one

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UK manufacturer Bart announced an affordable new preamp in 500 Series rack format. The MP2570 is a dual channel mic pre with discrete circuitry and some very nice specs for the money. Self-noise is rated at a quiet -128dB and maximum gain reaches up to 65dB. These are great metrics, but what makes this preamp […]