SPL Offers New Version of GoldMike Stereo Preamp
October 28, 2004
Like its predecessor, the GoldMike Mark 2 retains a hybrid solid state and tube construction, but with a brawnier power supply and servo circuitry to avoid sound degrading condensers in the gain control paths. All critical switching is executed over relays.
Further improvements provide for greater tonal flexibility and versatility: the tube stage may now be applied in three different intensity levels while the GoldMike Mark 2's special "Flair" presence enhancement circuitry now appears in two different switchable settings. Switching inserts allow the addition of effects devices, and the Mark 2 now sports a pre-output limiter to protect subsequent digital conversion. The GoldMike Mark 2 provides VU metering with three different, switchable display ranges and provides for a front panel instrument input as well as separate rear-side microphone and line inputs. Completing this lineup are phantom power, phase reverse switches, pad and a (50Hz) high-pass filter.
Options for the GoldMike Mark 2 include 24Bit/96kHz AD converters as wellin/output transformers by Lundahl.
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