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Mother KAMAYA

Mother Kamaya (meaning "precious one" in Hawaiian) - 500 Series Preamplifier
Kamaya is a Class A circuit microphone preamp inspired by vintage British classic console preamps. It can deliver up to 62 dB of gain to your microphones, but more importantly, it gonna breathe life into the sound, adding a new dimension and unique character that is hard to compare with other preamps in the market.

Kamaya is the result of months of research, experimentation, and testing. The input transformer is inspired by  the legendary Marinair 10468 (named here as 10568, logically, right?), but with a higher ratio and tailored to our taste.It truly shapes the sound in a such a way, that Kamaya becomes vibrant right from the input.

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TRANSFORMERS (We can't live without them, can we?)
The input and output of preamp are coupled with our custom ,in-house handmade transformers, of which we are particularly proud.

Gain Control (more than one , les than five)
A distinctive feature of Kamaya is the presence of three gain controls. The first is attenuation after the input transformer, the second controls gain  through negative feedback, and finally, there is the output attenuation so you can easily control how much you want to saturate first gain stage. This preamp is literally a gain control beast. By playing with these knobs, you'll be able to shape the sound from lush and smooth to aggressive and almost tube like-saturated.

Where will it sound the best?
After testing it in some of the best EU studios, it seemed that very few classic preamps can sound as good and usable on drums as Kamaya (kick especially).

However, the biggest surprise (given that it's a coloration type of preamp) was the sound of the piano.

It felt as if the natural harmonics of the piano were singing Kamaya's song.Describing Kamaya's sound in words is challenging because it's simultaneously big and open, yet finely saturated and pushed forward in the lower mids.If you turn Negative Feedback at max , it gonna start to sound aggressive and saturated , but at the same time, there gonna occur a slight roll-off of high frequencies to make the entire sound smoother and more pleasant.

Features
• Class A, discrete Circuit
• Input Transformer electronically balanced
• Max Output gain : +62 dB
• Negatve Feedback gain control
• Phase Inversion
• Phantom Power: +48v
• PAD: -20dB

Specifications
• Frequency Response: 10Hz-40kHz (+/-0.5dB)
• Maximum output level: +27 dBu
• Input impedance: 1.2kΩ
• Output Impedance: Less than 75Ω
• Noise: <-85 dBA (NFB on min.)
• THD: 0.01%  at NFB min.
• Maximum current draw: 90mA

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KAMAYA

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Condition
New
Type
500 Mic Pre
Application
Tracking, Mixing, Live
Channels
Mono
Circuit
Solid State
Inout transformer(s)
10568
Format
500
Chassis
1 Slot
Quantity
1
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The GC Audio RE 73 cartridge for Inherit Rack is a reissue of preamplifier came out of the legendary British preamplifier, the NEVE 1073.

Many improvements have been made to achieve best features

  • Ultra Low noise transistor.
  • Great care on PCB Routing.
  • Carnhill VTB9045 High End shield version tranformer
  • Digital gain control

We recommend it for sound engineer looking for very punch and coloration recording.

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Preamplifiers
GC Audio
€936.00 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility: In stock

The GC Audio RE 4K cartridge for the Inherit Rack is a reissue of the preamplifier of the famous British mixing board, the SSL 4K E. Many improvements have been made to achieve better results.Low noise Operational amplifier

  • Great care on PCB Routing
  • Original Jensen 115 transformer balanced
  • Output symmetry manually calibrated to achieve optimized values

We recommend it for sound engineer looking for very punch recording and warmth on low frequency.

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Mic Pre + EQ
Chandler Limited
€3,050.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 days

CHANDLER LIMITED TG12411 Channel - TG Channel MKII Channel Strip
The Chandler Limited TG12411 channel, formerly known as the TG Channel MKII, is a recreation of several classic circuits - combining Wade Goeke's design of the TG2 pre amp section with an equalizer that was redesigned from a circuit used in the TG12410 Transfer Console, the mastering counterpart to the original "Beatles desks."

The active portions of the unit use the same discrete amplifiers and transformers as in the TG1 Limiter and TG2 pre amp. The TG12411's passive equalizer EQ is an all inductor design offering sweet high frequencies, large inductor based lows, and a very high "Q" mid cut section. Its sound is very comparable to Pultec and Lang program EQs. A simple description would be a TG Pultec with a TG pre amp thrown in.

All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply. The PSU-1 has an internal switch for setting voltage to 120V or 220V (115V/230V). For more information please call us at (319) 885-4200.

NOTE: As of late 2016, the TG Channel MKII was renamed the TG12411; there has been no modification to the MKII circuit.

Preamplifiers
Undertone Audio
€4,605.16 (incl. VAT)
Last items in stock

Undertone Audio MPDI-4 Rack Unit
The MPDI-4 is as musical as it is powerful and flexible. It features 4 individual Mic Preamp/DI circuits housed in a single 1RU chassis.  With by-passable transformers, switchable output headroom, and adjustable THD characteristics, the sound of the MPDI-4 can range from astonishingly pristine to warm, thick, and harmonically colorful. It may well be the only preamp that is truly perfect for every situation!

Headphone Amplifiers
Hear Technologies
€1,012.12 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Hear Technologies Switch Back M8RX - A Preamp and Multi-channel Headphone Monitoring Interface
With intuitive design and robust capabilities, the Switch Back M8RX™ is actually two products in one. This gives the musician a choice to play live, record, or monitor their mix all in one single tool.

The M8RX is a personal interface to be used for live sound or recording, and also a multi-channel headphone monitoring system. While compact in size, the M8RX gives individuals options to use it in multiple ways, such as a mini recording studio setup or a simple communication system.

Preamplifiers
Weight Tank
€1,123.46 (incl. VAT)
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Weight Tank WT-72 Put V72 Preamp Gain Into Your Arsenal
THE SOUND OF THE ORIGINAL V72 MODULES
Inspired by the V72 modules originally built for the German Radio Network, the WT-72 offers 56 dB of gain, which can be driven by a microphone or line level source. The vintage modules only offered 34 dB of gain, so an additional 22 dB of gain is made in the WT-72 with small adjustments to the circuit while maintaining the most sought after tone and character we have all come to love.

Custom input and output transformers, as well as output plate choke help provide the performance and character of its vintage inspiration!

P O W E R E D   B Y   L O C O M O T I V E   A U D I O

Preamplifiers
GC Audio
€672.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability: In stock

The GC Audio RE 15 cartridge is an overall ultra low noise preamplifier of a famous British mixer from the 90s, the Mozart RN15 designed by Rupert Neve / Graham Langley.

  • Ultra low noise SSM2212 paired transistors.
  • Low noise Operational amplifier.
  • Great care on PCB Routing.

We recommend this cartridge to audio engineers looking for very quiet and clean Mic Pre.

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Preamplifiers
Purple Audio
€961.52 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 6 days

Purple Audio PANTS is a four op-amp, differential mic preamp. Designed to work in standard “500″ racks.

The Pants uses a unique dual-bobbin input transformer from Cinemag unlike any other. The smooth Gain control helps you dial in the sound you want. If the output level is too high, you can ride the level down with the separate Level control. Pressing the “High” switch changes the feedback network to provide an insane 78dB of clean gain, a great match for very low output mics.

With different Gain, High mode switch, and Level settings the Pants can produce many different tones with the same amount of output level. The front panel DI goes through a FET buffer into the input transformer, adding an extra dimension to the sound of the preamp.

Preamplifiers
€805.00 (incl. VAT) €955.00
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Limited special offer

Lindell Audio 18Xs MKII is a one channel transformer coupled Microphone Preamplifier, DI, Line Amplifier and Passive Pultec Equalizer. It’s an Class A design based upon our Hybrid amplifiers. (It can be upgraded with our Vintage OPA)

The Equalizer is our take on the magical classic Pultec design. It’s got 15db boost of the creamiest high end you’ve ever heard and the most punchy low end heard the 21th Century.

We have also incorporated our famous ”Mix Knob” from the 17X compressor. This means that you can parallel equalize your line input. This gives you more flexibility and a way of creating new tones….

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GC Audio
€1,762.80 (incl. VAT)
Avaialbility: In stock

GC Audio Inherit Rack + RE 11 Cartridge a reissue of the preamplifier of the famous British mixing board, the SSL 4K E Series. Many improvements have been made to achieve better results.Low noise Operational amplifier

  • Ultra low noise integrated preamp.
  • Integrated balancing IC
  • Great care on PCB Routing.

We recommend it for sound engineer looking for very clean recording with very low distortion and/or very high gain requirements.

GC Audio Inherit Rack is an innovative modular microphone and instrument preamplifier that allows, thanks to different Hot-swappable Solid State or Tube cartridges, to benefit from several types of preamplifiers, offering different tones and sound characters, in a single 2U 19" rack allowing to compare a wide range of sounds instantly.

Currently, 9 cartridges are available (more coming soon). They all offer a class A circuit:

  • RE 15: Reissue of the Amek RN15 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 11: Modern, high-gain monolithic preamplifier
  • RE 73: Reissue of the Neve 1073 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by an original Carnhill VTB9045 shielded transformer
  • RE 98: Reissue of the Amek 9098 preamp, very low noise discrete components, balanced by Lundahl 1585 transformer
  • RE VR: Improved reissue of the NEVE VR console preamp, de-balanced with a rebuilt Original TF10015 transformer, preamplified and balanced with a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 4K: Reissue of the SSL 4K E Series preamp, unbalanced by an original Jensen 115 transformer, preamp balanced by very low noise Op-Amp
  • Tube Heat: true high voltage tube preamp, unbalanced by transformer, no discrete components in the signal path
  • Graham Langley: Designed in collaboration with Graham Langley to create a preamp offering the most focused and accomplished preamp with its own unique signature, using the unique capabilities of the Inherit system
  • GY 4.5: Genuine tube preamplifier: Coming with two ECC82 running on high voltage

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Preamplifiers
GC Audio
€2,362.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability: In stock

GC Audio Inherit Rack + RE 73 Cartridge a reissue of preamplifier came out of the legendary British preamplifier, the NEVE 1073.

Many improvements have been made to achieve best features

  • Ultra Low noise transistor.
  • Great care on PCB Routing.
  • Carnhill VTB9045 High End shield version tranformer
  • Digital gain control

Recommended for very punch and coloration recordings.

GC Audio Inherit Rack is an innovative modular microphone and instrument preamplifier that allows, thanks to different Hot-swappable Solid State or tube cartridges, to benefit from several types of preamplifiers, offering different tones and sound characters, in a single 2U 19" rack allowing to compare a wide range of sounds instantly.

Currently, 9 cartridges are available (more coming soon). They all offer a class A circuit:

  • RE 15: Reissue of the Amek RN15 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 11: Modern, high-gain monolithic preamplifier
  • RE 73: Reissue of the Neve 1073 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by an original Carnhill VTB9045 shielded transformer
  • RE 98: Reissue of the Amek 9098 preamp, very low noise discrete components, balanced by Lundahl 1585 transformer
  • RE VR: Improved reissue of the NEVE VR console preamp, de-balanced with a rebuilt Original TF10015 transformer, preamplified and balanced with a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 4K: Reissue of the SSL 4K E Series preamp, unbalanced by an original Jensen 115 transformer, preamp balanced by very low noise Op-Amp
  • Tube Heat: true high voltage tube preamp, unbalanced by transformer, no discrete components in the signal path
  • Graham Langley: Designed in collaboration with Graham Langley to create a preamp offering the most focused and accomplished preamp with its own unique signature, using the unique capabilities of the Inherit system
  • GY 4.5: Genuine tube preamplifier: Coming with two ECC82 running on high voltage

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Preamplifiers
GC Audio
€1,259.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability: In stock

GC Audio Inherit Rack is an innovative modular microphone and instrument preamplifier that allows, thanks to different Hot-swappable Solid State or tube cartridges, to benefit from several types of preamplifiers, offering different tones and sound characters, in a single 2U 19" rack allowing to compare a wide range of sounds instantly.

The Inherit Rack offers the following common features to all compatible cartridges:
- 12-step gain control
- Adjustable output gain level
- 10-segment LED VU meter with PRE/POST switch
- +48V phantom power
- Phase inversion
- -20dB PAD
- DI Instrument passive input
- 80Hz and 120Hz high pass filters with OFF position - Slope 12dB/Octave

Currently, 9 cartridges are available (more coming soon). They all offer a class A circuit:

  • RE 15: Reissue of the Amek RN15 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 11: Modern, high-gain monolithic preamplifier
  • RE 73: Reissue of the Neve 1073 preamp, unbalanced and balanced by an original Carnhill VTB9045 shielded transformer
  • RE 98: Reissue of the Amek 9098 preamp, very low noise discrete components, balanced by Lundahl 1585 transformer
  • RE VR: Improved reissue of the NEVE VR console preamp, de-balanced with a rebuilt Original TF10015 transformer, preamplified and balanced with a very low noise Op-Amp
  • RE 4K: Reissue of the SSL 4K E Series preamp, unbalanced by an original Jensen 115 transformer, preamp balanced by very low noise Op-Amp
  • Tube Heat: true high voltage tube preamp, unbalanced by transformer, no discrete components in the signal path
  • Graham Langley: Designed in collaboration with Graham Langley to create a preamp offering the most focused and accomplished preamp with its own unique signature, using the unique capabilities of the Inherit system
  • GY 4.5: Genuine tube preamplifier: Coming with two ECC82 running on high voltage

The proprietary Inherit format keeps the sensitive part of the electronic design in a one-piece machined cartridge that acts as a Faraday cage to offer optimal electromagnetic shielding performance.

Preamplifiers
Coil Audio
€2,248.04 (incl. VAT)
Availability : 16 weeks

Coil Audio CA-70 Modular Microphone / Line Tube Amplifier
The CA-70 preamplifier module pays homage to the classic American two-stage circuit invented by Western Electric in 1913 and manufactured by multiple companys from the 1930's through the 1950's – most notably RCA, Gates, and Langevin. This old octal tube circuit has a huge thick tone and is what many consider to be the quintessential “ old tube preamp ” sound.

The CA-70 preamp module uses Coil Audio's CT-110 or CT-110HN (by default) input and CT-41 output transformers, high quality capacitors, resistors, and NOS octal tubes. It's powered by Coil Audio PS6 Rack Tray and Power Supply.

PS6 Power Supply and Rack Tray sold separately

Preamplifiers
Chandler Limited
€1,140.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability : In stock

Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp
The Little Devil Pre Amp might be the best piece of Chandler gear yet! Several things make it so special.

The class A gain stage sounds like no other design we've done. It's big, yet open and full of life. Just about any parameter of the sound is changeable including the ability to change both the Feedback and Bias of the amplifier. The Feedback control increases harmonics thousands of times over the range of the control. The nature of clipping and distortion also changes and ranges from soft Class A clipping to super soft gushy tube type. The sounds range from a very colored and "overbiased" tone to a gently colored and "in your face" tone.

Preamplifiers
€449.00 (incl. VAT)
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Cranborne Audio Camden EC1 combines the multi award winning Camden preamp technology with a reference-grade headphone amplifier to elevate your audio interface’s front-end to a professional level.
 
Award Winning Pedigree

Camden EC1 introduces one of the cleanest and most transparent preamps on the market into a standalone, desktop-friendly chassis that can integrate with any audio interface.
 
Designed to compete with the very best, the Camden preamp itself achieves unprecedented low-noise and low-distortion performance as well as frequency and phase linearity at all gain settings.

Mcaudiolab
Mcaudiolab
€2,136.00 (incl. VAT)
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McAudioLab TP2ch - Dual channel - class A - tube mic preamp
MCAudioLab TP2ch is the two channel version of the TP1 tube mic preamp, and it is designed to deliver incredible tone and outstanding performance for stereo or dual-mic’ed sources.

From pristine fidelity with just a touch of tube character to fat and punchy rock tones, the TP2ch provides a wide palette of tonal options suitable for a variety of sources and genres, be it stereo ensemble recordings, drum overheads or room mics, M/S configurations or any dual mic’ed acoustic source in both classical and pop/rock contexts. The channel controls are completely independent, so you’re free to use the preamp for tracking two separate sources at the same time.

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Equalizers
Mother
€770.00 (incl. VAT)
Availability: In stock

MOTHER WAI 2950 (wire and iron) is a 3-Band, completely discrete class A inductor based ,500 series eq. In a way, we recreated the legendary W295, an EQ famous for its magically beautiful “high shelf” and real vintage vibe, the secret weapon of many producers over the past decades. Input and output are balanced by Mother's custom high class transformers. A special challenge was the output transformer, which with the integrated LPF at 20khz is a really critical element to not lose the well-known sonic character and the choice ultimately fell on the 50% Nickel core. Also, the impedance of the input transformer, (which in the geniune unit was relatively low) was incrased to today's standards and all this resulted in an extended low freq response and a slightly “excited” sound, if we compare it with the Siemens module. The PCB board is full of NOS BSX46 Phillips transistors, and as much as possible Siemens NOS film capacitors. All controls are stepped.

How it sounds?
Completely magical, huge, but still focused low end and incredibly sweet highs, creamy
mid range, very characteristic for an inductor based circuit.

Where can it be used?
Anywhere where you actually want character and sweetness.

Equalizers
Mother
€600.00 (incl. VAT)
Available immediately

MOTHER VIVID is 3-Band inductor based 500 Series EQ, represents MOTHER's attempt to reformulate the well-known classic British design, increase its spatial and sonic qualities and make it more usable for demanding tasks such as mastering applications or processing groups of acoustic instruments. In fact, any source that contains a lot of spatial details which should be preserved and not damaged, can benefit from the quality that VIVID offers.

How does it sound?
The sound is big, open, never aggressive.Vivid is extremely musical, and it is very easy to find a setting that suits any material.

What can it be used on?
From vocals, acoustic instruments, equalization of ambient microphones, to stereo material processing. You can use it on “DJENT” low tuned guitars or a live recorded choral music, doesn't matter, it will always sound great and be a useful tool.

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