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Digidesign PRE 8-Channel High-Definition Microphone Preamp Avid

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Digidesign PRE

 microphone preamp is designed especially for use with Pro Tools HD systems and it can just as easily used as a stand-alone microphone preamp, featuring matched-transistor, hybrid mic preamp circuits and offering a transparent & pristine signal path.

Digidesign PRE can be configured manually using its front panel switches and displays, with or without remote control. It can also be remotely-controlled by other MIDI devices through standard MIDI controller data.

  • Eight high-performance, matched-transistor, hybrid microphone pre-amplification circuits
  • Support for microphone (XLR), direct instrument (DI), and line level inputs (1/4")
  • Each channel includes a high pass filter, phase reverse, 48V (phantom power), and -18 dB pad
  • Balanced insert points (Send and Return) for easy integration of outboard gear, such as compressors or EQs
  • Fully remote-controllable using Pro Tools HD software or an Avid control surface - allows for the highest fidelity by keeping low-level signals close to the source
  • Up to 9 PREs supported through software for up to 72 channels of remote-controlled preamplification
  • Selectable impedance matching for microphone, line, or instrument inputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru ports for remote operation
  • Redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • All features supported in standalone mode, making PRE an ideal analog front end for any recording system


Number of Channels 8
Inputs 8 x XLR
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line /Instrument (front panel)
8 x 1/4" TRS phone Line/Instrument (rear panel)
8 x 1/4" TRS phone Return
1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub Line (8-channels)
8 x 1/4" TRS phone Send
2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI Out/Thru
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Oscillator
Phantom Power +48V individually switchable
Multi Function No
Input Impedance 1.5kΩ(low); 15kΩ (mid); 1.5MΩ (high)
Maximum Input Level +47dBu, pad in @ 1kHz, <0.1% THD
Gain Range 0dB to +69dB in ~3dB steps; -18dB to +51dB with -18dB pad engaged
Maximum Output Level +29dBu, balanced, @ 1kHz, <0.1% THD
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.1dB (@ +48dB gain)
Noise Microphone E.I.N: -128dB @ 66dB gain (20Hz to 20kHz) 150Ω (unweighted)
THD + N 0.0005% @ 1kHz, 0.0dB gain @ 20dB signal
001% (20Hz to 20kHz), 0.0dB gain @ 0.0dB signal
Crosstalk <-90dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
CMRR <-75dB @ 1kHz, 140mVcm, +6dB of gain
Power Requirements 110~220VAC, 60/50Hz (auto-sensing) 6A, 400W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 15.6 x 3.5" (483 x 397 x 89mm)
Weight 14.53 lb (6.6kg)
Specialties -3.0dB @ 85Hz, 18dB/octave high-pass filter (per channel)
Discrete matched transistor hybrid circuit topology

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