Parasound Intros New Mid-Range Zphono XRM

Parasound has introduced the $599 Zphono XRM phono preamplifier, which bridges the price gap between its entry-level $200 Zphono and the higher end $1,495 Halo JC 3 Jr. The new model includes balanced XLR outputs, a switchable rumble filter and a mono-stereo switch, plus continuously variable load adjustment for moving coil cartridges. Separate input jacks […]

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AudioControl Ships New Maestro M5 Theater Processor

The Maestro M5, one of AudioControl’s next generation preamp processors (along with the Maestro M9), supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio surround formats plus Dirac Live room correction along with dual balanced XLR inputs and balanced XLR outputs for all channels, including height. Behind the Espresso Black brushed aluminum front panel, the Maestro M5 […]

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Behringer Releases TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB

Betting that audiophiles will appreciate a tube-based amplifier again, Behringer has launched a small tube preamplifier in the form of the TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB. Although transistors have succeeded the tube-based amplifier market of the 70’s, many musicians agree that tubes deliver a far superior sound. The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC500USB’s hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube gives everything […]

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Parasound Debuts New Zpre3 Half-Rack Width Stereo Preamp

Parasound has introduced the Zpre3, its third generation stereo preamplifier for custom installation, in its Z-Custom half-rack-width product line. The compact Parasound Zpre3 is a five-source stereo preamplifier designed to deliver to sound like a big one. It will be useful to professional custom installers, with a unique feature set that includes discrete IR remote […]

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Focusrite Launches Advanced Red 4Pre Interface, Featuring 58-Input/64-Output Thunderbolt Connectivity

Focusrite just announced the launch of the Red 4Pre, a 58-in/64-out Thunderbolt interface that combines four digitally-controlled mic preamps, plus high-headroom instrument inputs, with dual Pro Tools HD DigiLink and Dante network audio connectivity. Four of Focusrite’s new, specially-developed “Red Evolution” preamps lie at the heart of the Red 4Pre, featuring -129 dB EIN and […]

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PreSonus Unveils Next-Generation DigiMax DP88 Preamp/Converter

The PreSonus DigiMax DP88 eight-channel microphone preamplifier and A/D/A converter combines eight remote-controllable mic preamps with remote control features with the new Studio 192 audio interface. The newest member of the company’s DigiMax series, the 24-bit, 96 kHz DigiMax DP88 has an audio path using by Burr-Brown A/D/A converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. […]

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BAE Audio Intros Compact 1073MPL Preamplifier

BAE Audio’s newest offering, the 1073MPL, is a class A preamplifier in a compact package. A two-input impedance switch (1,200 and 300 ohms) allows the pre-amp to work with nearly any microphone and it also includes a high impedance DI for guitar and synth. Similar to the rest of the BAE 1073 line, the 1073MPL […]

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HARMAN’s dbx Ships 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip

HARMAN-owned dbx today announced the 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip is now shipping. The dbx 676 is a vacuum tube-based microphone preamplifier that employs a high-gain, Class preamp section based around a 12AU7 vacuum tube that can be adjusted to be clean and pure-sounding or dirty and full of harmonic character. The 676 incorporates […]

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Rotel Introduces New RSP-1582 Reference Surround Processor

Rotel Electronics has just launched what it’s calling a “reference” surround processor: the RSP-1582. Rotel says the DACs in the RSP-1582 preamp/processor consist of six 24-bit/192kHz  Wolfson WM8740 chips, four dedicated DACs for the front left, front right, center and subwoofer channels and shared stereo DACs for the rear and surround channels. Also included is […]

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TASCAM Features UH-7000 Mic Pre/USB Interface at NAB

TASCAM is presenting its new UH-7000 USB Mic Pre to the broadcast market for the first time at the 2014 NAB Show. The 4×4-channel audio interface is a standalone microphone preamp that features the company’s HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture), an entirely new design for microphone preamps, which ensures clean sound reproduction with a high […]

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Pass Labs Shows New Phono Preamp

Last week, Pass Labs showed their latest Phono Player Preamp in the form of the XP-25.  The XP-25 features what Pass says is a totally new circuitry design, a second chassis for a separate power supply, and a front panel with rotary switches to select gain, loading, and cartridge type. It’s very retro looking and […]

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