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January 19, 2018

The New Daking Mic Pre II Microphone Preamp – and refreshed look

Daking has just announced a new addition to their line up, with the Daking Mic Pre II Microphone Preamp. The Mic Pre II combines two of their celebrated Mic Pre One (stand-alone single channel preamps) into a sleek 1U rack unit. Featuring Jensen input transformers, insturment Dis, and 70dB of gain (perfect for dynamics and ribbon mics), the Mic Pre II is sure to be a versatile studio pre – for stereo applications on a wide variety of sources. Of course it would also be great for tracking a single source, or two different sources simultaneously. One of the first things you might notice about the Mic Pre II, is

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January 19, 2018

The Heil PR77D and PR77DP bring vintage looks and Heil quality

Heil Sound has added two new microphones to there line up. The new Heil PR77DP Dynamic Microphone, offers a vintage RCA inspired side-address dynamic cardioid microphone – with a frequency response of 40Hz-18kHz, handles SPL up to 146dB, and provides a sleek yet flashy look – with it’s purple finish. For those of you that would prefer the same great design and features, yet with a classic subtle black finish, there is the Heil PR77D Dynamic Microphone. Backed by Heils years of proven know how, the PR77D and PR77DP will surely find a place in the studio, on the stage, and in broadcasting – on a multitude of sources.

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January 19, 2018

Black Lion Audio PBR8 500-Series Patchbay Rack (is smart, son)

Black Lion Audio has just announced their new Black Lion Audio PBR8 500-Series Patchbay Rack. The PBR8 offers 8 slots and a robust power supply (400mA per rail) for those that want a solid 500 series rack. But what makes this 500 series power supply so unique, is that it features a fully balanced TT/Bantam patchbay right on the front face of the unit! Now you can easily and quickly patch and chain your 500 series modules, at any time, as needed, right from the face of your Black Lion Audio 500 series power supply. While many 500 series racks that are a permanent fixture in studios (and all ready

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January 19, 2018

The sE Electronics RNT Tube Microphone – sE and RND’s new offering

Continuing their unique collaborative relationship, Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics have announced the newest edition to their RN Microphone line, the RNT. The sE Electronics RNT Tube Microphone is a High-End Class A Multi-Pattern Tube microphone, that is designed to “bring the larger-than- life sounds of classic studio microphones into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.” Straight from sE Electronics: “The sE Electronics RNT Tube Microphone utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages. The first stage is tube-based, with a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube within the microphone chassis, and implementing a custom-built Rupert Neve Designs output transformer. The second stage

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January 19, 2018

Introducing the Limited Edition Culture Vulture 20A

To celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary, Thermionic Culture is releasing a limited edition (and we do me limited – only 120 units being produced) Culture Vulture. The Thermionic Culture Vulture 20A provides everything the classic Vulture does, but with an extra extreme position on the function switch. The Vulture 20A provides a character and sound that is almost identical to the original Vulture, but has a top end that is “extended beyond audio range, making it a great mastering tool. ” Further, the Vulture 20A is supplied with Mullard and Phillips factory valves and a signed certificate, and provides much lower background noise using Sowter transformers to balance line inputs and

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