NAMM06: SM Pro Audio Announces PR8E Mic Preamp

8 Channels for less than 200 bucks      18/01/06
NAMM06: SM Pro Audio Announces PR8E Mic Preamp


In SM Pro have introduced the new PR8E multi-channel microphone preamplifier, a multi-channel mic/line preamp. Using all the latest components, a completely new circuit layout has been designed from the ground up. By exercising extremely careful placement of components onto a single board, the end result boasts eight exceptionally high-quality, low noise pre-amps with impressively high gain structures. Tailored to suit a wide variety of applications, the PR8E is perfectly suited for use as a front-end device for many hard disk recording systems, as well as adding additional mic pre's to digital mixers and sound cards. Each pre-amp features it's own XLR/TRS jack 'Combo' input connector, 48v phantom power, Phase Reversal switch and peak LED. A -20db pad is built in to the 1/4" (6.5mm) TRS line-in jack sockets and the outputs are eight balanced 1/4" (6.5mm) TRS output sockets. All this is housed inside a hardened steel chassis, complete with 19" EIA rack mounting ears.
Each mic-pre produces some 60dB of gain with a massive 23db of maximum output! Ultimately however, what counts is the sound quality. To this end, the PR8-E is guaranteed to deliver and will easily outperform just about any other preamp in it's class.
    Typical applications include:
  • Expansion for multi-channel DAW's.
  • Improved mic performance for many existing mixing consoles.
  • Direct Injection for line-level devices, such as keyboards, drum machines and effects Features:
  • 8 discrete microphone preamplifiers
  • Ultra-Wide Dynamic Range
  • Low-Noise Operating Levels
  • XLR/combo Inputs, TRS Outputs
  • 48V Phantom Power on Every Channel
  • Phase Reverse on all Channels
    The PR8E is now available at $199 MSRP. More info:
  • www. smproaudio.com

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