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Avid PRE Microphone Preamp

Pro Tools HD I/O Interface
Part No: 9900-29341-40

PRE is a high-performance, remote-controllable microphone preamp, enabling you to record performances in pristine-quality sound from anywhere in your studio. The 8-channel interface features eight matched-transistor mic preamp circuits, provides a transparent signal path, and easily accommodates your mic, line, and direct instrument (DI) level inputs. Pair it with a Pro Tools|HD family system to achieve the highest sound quality or standalone.

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PRE is a high-performance, remote-controllable microphone preamp, enabling you to record performances in pristine-quality sound from anywhere in your studio. The 8-channel interface features eight matched-transistor mic preamp circuits, provides a transparent signal path, and easily accommodates your mic, line, and direct instrument (DI) level inputs. Pair it with a Pro Tools|HD family system to achieve the highest sound quality or standalone.

Features

  • Whether you’re using PRE with a Pro Tools|HD family system or as a standalone mic preamp, you’ll get great sound quality with all mic, line and direct input signals you send through it 
  • 8 high-performance, matched-transistor, hybrid microphone pre-amplification circuits 
  • Support for mic (XLR), direct instrument (DI), and line level inputs (1/4") 
  • Each channel includes a high pass filter, phase reverse, 48V (phantom power), and -18 dB pad 
  • Fully remote-controllable using Pro Tools | HD software or an Avid control surface; allows for the highest fidelity by keeping low-level signals close to the source 
  • Selectable impedance matching for mic, line, or instrument inputs 
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports for remote operation 
  • All features supported in standalone mode, making PRE an ideal analog front end for any recording system

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Circuit topology: Discrete Matched Transistor Hybrid

Input Gain: 0 dB to +69 dB in ~3 dB steps, with -18 dB pad engaged; -18 dB to +51 dB

Maximum input level: +47 dBu, pad in, @ 1 kHz, < 0.1% THD

Mic E.I.N (unweighted): -128 dB @ 66 dB gain (20 Hz to 20 kHz) 150 ohm

THD+N: < 0.0005% @ 1 kHz, 0 dB gain @ 20 dB signal; < 0.001% (20 Hz to 20 kHz), 0 dB gain @ 0 dB signal

CMMRR: < -75 dB @ 1 kHz, 140 mVcm, +6 dB gain

Crosstalk: < -90 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Frequency response: ±0.1 dB; 20 Hz to 20 kHz, @ +48 dB gain

Input impedance (Input Z): 1.5 kohm (low); 15 kohm (mid); 1.5 Mohm (high)

Phantom power: 48V +/- 1V

High pass filter: -3 dB @ 85 Hz, 18 dB/octave

Maximum output level: +29 dBu, balanced, @ 1 kHz, < 0.1% TH

 

Dimensions and Weight

  • 48.26 cm (W) 8.89 cm (H) 39.69 cm (D)
  • Weight: 6.59 kg

 

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