Speck Electronics MP5.0 Single Channel Microphone Preamp.


The "MicPre 5.0" is a complete single channel microphone preamp that offers features and flexibility for use in the most serious recording applications.

The signal path consists of a matched discrete transistor front-end, premium IC's, and transformer output stage. With the push of a button, the MP5.0 can change from an "Transformer-Balanced" output to a "Active-Balanced" output.

The compact 1/2 rack format of the MP5.0 can easily be rack mounted and combined with the Speck Model ASC equalizer to create a highly functional outboard channel strip.

The MicPre 5.0 also includes a mix section that makes it perfect for DAW's and remote recording.


Key Features
· Matched discrete transistor input and transformer output.
· 70 dB of preamp gain.
· Precision stepped gain control with variable trim control.
· Variable high pass filter.
· Mix section can be "linked" with additional MP5.0's.
· Transformer "and" active balanced outputs.
· High resolution 10 segment LED VU meter.
· All input, output, and insert connectors are balanced.
· Can be combined with the Model ASC EQ to form a Channel Strip
Closeup View
Gain Range (Mic)
70 dB total
+10 to +60dB in 5dB steps
-10/+10 variable trim
Gain Range (D.I.)
-20 to +40 dB in 5 dB steps
THD+N (Gain +40, Output +12dBu)
002% nominal
Noise EIN (22Hz-22kHz)
-126 dBu (150 ohm, 60dB gain)
Freqency Response
10Hz-200kHz (+0/-3dB)
Mic input impedence(10Kz)
4.6k ohms
D.I. input impedence
50k ohms
Maximum input level
+18dBu (without pad)
+30dBu (with 20dB pad in)
Max. output level (10k load)
+28dBu at active outputs
+24dBu at transformer output
HP Filter
30Hz-250Hz (12dB/octave)
Phantom Power
+48V regulated
HxWxD=1.75" x 8.5" x 8.00"
(44mm x 216mm x 203mm)
Shipping Weight
6Lbs (2.7kg)
Power Requirements
100-120 VAC 50-60Hz
220-240 VAC 50-60Hz