Geoffrey Daking Announces Daking Mic-Pre One – Single-Channel Mic Pre
Geoffrey Daking and Company, Inc. have announced the Daking Mic-Pre One, a single-channel microphone/instrument preamplifier. Sharing the gain structure and Class A, fully discrete transistor circuitry design of the Daking Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One additionally features a unique variable high-pass filter and ships in a freestanding ‘DI-style’ steel enclosure, ensuring both strength and noise immunity.
Essentially a single channel of the Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One features switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad and +48V phantom power, plus a selectable 1/4-inch line/hi-z instrument input, all utilizing relays with gold bi-furcated contacts. Two large knurled aluminum knobs control the variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz) and continuously variable input gain, which is complemented by a full-width, twenty-segment bi-color LED meter. The rear of the unit offers a Jensen transformer-isolated mic input and fully-balanced XLR output, plus a 1/4-inch line output. A fourth connector introduces DC power from the external power supply to the unit.
The Daking Mic Pre One is expected to sell for $850. More information on the Daking Mic Pre One.