Avalon Design AD2022 Microphone Pre Amp
"The AD2022 is the most powerful preamp I have ever used. I use it on everything: Mics, keyboards, sound modules, synths, guitars and bass. I have never heard a bass sound so controlled and big... Amazing!" - Devin P., CA
"Lowering the input impedance on the AD2022 for recording electric guitars using an SM57 mic, gave me a low mid-range presence that was unbelievable!"
"I have recently been recording Alanis M. with the AD2022. I don't need to use EQ or compression on the way in. Just the AKG C12 through the AD2022 and straight to tape. I've been completely blown away! It is perfectly balanced and crystal clear with ultra fast transients in the low end. Amazing detail! Alanis immediately noticed a difference in her headphones when we first plugged the AD2022 in. Thank you very much. It's the best mic pre I have ever heard."
The AD2022 is Avalon's fourth generation of fully discrete, symmetrical Pure Class A microphone preamplifiers. The dual mono AD2022 includes the original sonic capabilities and transparency of the M2, M22 and M5 preamplifiers plus several additional features, including selectable microphone source loading for optimized cable/mic matching, improved high-voltage Class A regulated power supplies, two high Z instrument inputs, variable-passive high pass filter, teflon/silver wiring and doubled plated circuit boards for superior low level signal transfer.
AD2022 PREAMPLIFIER SPECIFICATIONS
|Circuit Topology:||Twin cascode FET and bipolar low level signal amplifiers,
high-voltage, 100% discrete, symmetrical Pure Class A
|Input Type and Load:||Transformer balanced low-ratio, 50, 150, 600 and 1k5 ohm input load selection|
|Maximum Mic Level:||+36dB balanced XLR pin 2 hot (with -20dB passive attenuator)|
|Maximum Instrument Level||+18dB at 100k ohms instrument input level, standard mono 1/4 inch jack|
|Input Attenuator:||-20dB resistive pre transformer primary, sealed silver relay|
|Phantom Power:||+48v regulated 50mA capability, sealed silver relay|
|High Pass Filter:||Passive, variable from 30Hz to 185Hz @ 6dB per octave, sealed silver relay.|
|Polarity Reverse:||Sealed silver relay on microphone input|
|Gain Range Input:||+20dB to +64dB in 4dB steps|
|Gain Output Range:||+/- 3dB variable conductive plastic potentiometer|
|Maximum Output Level:||+36dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, discrete symmetrical Pure Class A|
|Output Type:||XLR connector, pin 2 hot|
|Noise EIN Unweighted:||-126dB 150 ohm|
|Noise 20kHz Unweighted:||-102dB|
|Distortion THD, IMD:||0.05% nominal|
|Frequency Response -3dB:||1Hz to 120kHz transformer limit|
|System Bandwidth:||DC to 1MHz|
|Output Meter:||High quality, illuminated analog VU meter 0dB = +4dB.|
|Peak Meter:||Bi-color LED's 0dB and +20dB peak detection circuit.|
|AC power supply B2T:||External toroidal 100V to 240V, 50-60Hz selectable,
150 watts maximum.
|Cables:||90V ac, 4 pin male power input connector, B2T required, internal DC regulation|
|Dimensions:||19 x 12 x 3.5 in (482 x 305 x 89mm)|
|Dimensions - Shipping Carton:||24 x 21.5 x 7.5 in (610 x 546 x 190mm)|
|Weight - Packed:||25lbs (11.4kg)|