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A Designs A Designs Ad P1 Card P1 Single …

A Designs A Designs Ad P1 Card P1 Single  ...A Designs – A Designs A Designs Ad P1 Card P1 Single Channel Microphone Preamp Module
In recording, there are certain things that you can only know through years of experience, such as which preamp works best on vocals, which one rules on guitar, or what preamp to use if you have a dark-sounding instrument or mic that needs some brightening. With A Designs Audio’s EM series preamps you can let the 60 years of combined experience and super tone-sensitive ears of Jon Erickson and Pete Montessi save you years trying eek secrets out of pro engineers and lurking on forums. Each preamp in the series is designed to handle specific recording chores with the remarkable sound quality that A Designs Audio is now famous for. (Read the buzz on the forums, you’ll find nothing but raves.) Best of all, you get high-quality audio in a space-saving and affordable package. Custom transformers, the key to a big punchy sound In solid-state preamp design, the key to a big punchy sound rests in the input and output transformers. (That’s where you get what is known as the “big iron” sound of the ’70s). To ensure top-quality sound, A Designs has their transformers custom-built by Tom Reichenbach of Cine-Mag, whose lineage extends back the days when his father Ed built transformers for Altec-Lansing in the ’40s. Not only are the transformer hand-made, they’re also “ear-made” by Jon (who spent years rebuilding vintage gear for LA studios), and Peter (longtime LA musician and preamp guru), who won’t okay a transformer design until they get exactly the sound they’re looking for. With the A Designs P1, you can put those ears and 60 years of combined experience to work for you and bring your recordings to new sonic heights. A single, affordable channel of the incredible Pacifica for your A Designs lunchbox

A Designs Kgb Ii Instrument Pre …

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The KGB-II is a dual-input high impedance, discrete audio pre-amp designed for high impedance, unbalanced signals including guitar, bass guitar and electronic keyboards. Just as a low-impedance, balanced pre-amp is a tremendous benefit for your microphones signal, a pre-amplifier designed for use with unbalanced high impedance instruments is also a critical component of great sound from a high-impedance sound source.The KGB Series contains high voltage, discrete op-amps with balanced output transformers by Cinemag, Inc. The KGB-II is a single-channel, solid-state unit that works well with guitar, bass or keyboards. It features an all metal chassis, milled aluminum knobs, balanced XLR gold pin Neutrik outputs, Switchcraft 1/4″ input jacks, bipolar electrolytic capacitors, 1% metal resistors, blue LED power indicator, four rubber feet and heat vents.ApplicationsOutput to Line-In to FOH or Stage Monitors.Output to Line-In on a Recording ConsoleOutput to Input of Digital Audio ConvertersOutput to Power AmplifiersTwo Discrete Inputs with ThruGain Select Switches for each channelHigh/Low- Phase Reverse Switch for each channelGain Lift SwitchExternal Power Transformer for a very low Noise FloorBalanced, line-level +4db output
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A Designs Reddi Tube Direct …

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What do world-class bassists Reggie Hamilton and Justin Meldal-Johnsen have in common with producer/engineers Tony Shepperd, Ted Perlman, and Dylan Dresdow? The answer is using the A-Designs REDDI Tube Direct Box as their go-to DI. The REDDI has been field tested and referred to by recording engineers as the “best tube DI ever made.” With wider bandwidth and just the right amount of gain, the REDDI stands clear and clean above the competition. Great for basses, guitars, synths, and electronic instruments that require a direct box for recording, the REDDI is ready to give you sound for recording or live performance that you won’t ever want to be without. A Designs Audio REDDI, First Take: All-tube direct box with custom output transformer Based on the Ampeg B-15 with an ultra-wide frequency range New version adds a 1/4″ thru jack Field-tested by notable engineers/producers before release All-tube and custom transformers — the key to big, punchy sound Inside its unmistakable fire-engine red case, the REDDI houses a toroid power transformer, which offers the quietest operation, and a 6N1P tube-driven amplifier that feeds signal direct into a massive custom output transformer. Therein lies the secret to its sound. It’s a well-known fact that transformers are responsible for a truly big, punchy sound (also called the “big iron” sound of the ’70s). By sending the tube-amplified, harmonically rich signal direct to a transformer that is hand and “ear” built you get a sound like no other. (You don’t have to take our word for it, see what the pros are saying below.) Ultra-wide Frequency Range Based on the sound of the legendary Ampeg B15 all-tube bass amp, The REDDI’s tone is tight, focused, and deep — in essence, right in the pocket. It’s ultra wide frequency range is another reason for the depth and clarity of the bass, as well as its unique abilitWarmth, transparency, and quality sound, clean and airy high end Vacuum-tube design Perfect gain Level Control Ground lift Front cover overlaps to provide protection for controls Thru Jack 1/4″ Heat Vents allow the flow and circulation of air to cool the tubes and transformers. Located on both sides, front and back Ultra bright Blue LED Lamp On/Off Neutrik Combo XLR/1/4″ Input Connectors XLR Output Connector Zero Feedback Loop Custom Wound Output Transformers Large size for easy operation up and down Back cover extends slightly to provide protection to switches Power Switch On/Off Power A/C inlet 6NI-P Tube
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A Designs 500-Red Microphone …

A Designs 500-Red Microphone  ...A Designs – A Designs 500-Red Microphone Preamplifier
In recording, there are certain things that you can only know through years of experience, such as which preamp works best on vocals, which one rules on guitar, or what preamp to use if you have a dark-sounding instrument or mic that needs some brightening. With A Designs Audio’s EM series preamps you can let the 60 years of combined experience and super tone-sensitive ears of Jon Erickson and Pete Montessi save you years trying eek secrets out of pro engineers and lurking on forums. Each preamp in the series is designed to handle specific recording chores with the remarkable sound quality that A Designs Audio is now famous for. (Read the buzz on the forums, you’ll find nothing but raves.) Best of all, you get high-quality audio in a space-saving and affordable package. Custom transformers, the key to a big punchy sound In solid-state preamp design, the key to a big punchy sound rests in the input and output transformers. (That’s where you get what is known as the “big iron” sound of the ’70s). To ensure top-quality sound, A Designs has their transformers custom-built by Tom Reichenbach of Cine-Mag, whose lineage extends back the days when his father Ed built transformers for Altec-Lansing in the ’40s. Not only are the transformer hand-made, they’re also “ear-made” by Jon (who spent years rebuilding vintage gear for LA studios), and Peter (longtime LA musician and preamp guru), who won’t okay a transformer design until they get exactly the sound they’re looking for. With the A Designs P1, you can put those ears and 60 years of combined experience to work for you and bring your recordings to new sonic heights. The sound of the EM-Red The A Designs EM Series is a twist on the P-1 (based on the best-selling Pacifica). Each color has its own sound. This was accomplished by using different custom wound output and input transformers. The EM-Red comes with a 50/50 output transformer. A Designs Audio ad-20dB Pad Phase 48v Phantom Cast aluminum knob Thumb screws (for easy install and un-install) Solid construction Custom wound transformers (input and output) Original design (no clones) Red LED indicator for phantom power
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A Designs Kgb 1Tf Instrument Pre …

A Designs Kgb 1Tf Instrument Pre  ...A Designs – A Designs Kgb 1Tf Instrument Pre Amplifier
The KGB-Itf is a high input impedance, discrete audio pre-amp designed for high impedance, unbalanced signals including guitar, bass guitar and electronic keyboards. Just as a low-impedance, balanced pre-amp is a tremendous benefit for your microphones signal, a pre-amplifier designed for use with unbalanced high impedance instruments is also a critical component of great sound from a high-impedance sound source.The KGB Series contains high voltage, discrete op-amps with balanced output transformers by Cinemag, Inc. The KGB- Itf is a single-channel, solid-state unit that works well with guitar, bass or keyboards. It features an all metal chassis, milled aluminum knobs, balanced XLR gold pin Neutrik outputs, Switchcraft 1/4″ input jacks, bipolar electrolytic capacitors, 1% metal resistors, blue LED power indicator, four rubber feet and heat vents, as well as three tone controls for high, mid, and bass.Single Discrete Input with ThruGain Select Switch – High/LowPhase Reverse SwitchGround Lift SwitchExternal Power Transformer for a very low Noise FloorThree Band fixed frequency Tone Filter with 12db cut/boost: High/Mid/LowBalanced, line-level +4db output
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