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The  M-1 mic preamps are among the finest mic preamps in the world. They provide the accuracy and transparency that is missing in other mic preamps. No matter what your application, they will provide superior sound quality. The world's best input transformer (Jensen JT-16-B), best op-amp (990 discrete op-amp) and the elimination of all capacitors from the signal path combine to provide the highest performance.

 

The M-1 has a 19" wide mainframe rack-mount chassis (1.75"H x 19"W x 8"D) and can be ordered with 1 to 4 channels. There are two meter options and the John Hardy 11C line output transformer is also available as an option. Additional channels and options can be easily added later up to the total capacity of the mainframe.

 

The M-1 was introduced in 1987 and while sonically identical to the M-2 there are a few control differences. The M-1 has a two-section gain-pot providing continuously variable adjustment in two overlapping ranges that are selected by the "High Gain" switch. (The M-2 has a 16 position gain-switch with 1% metal-film resistors providing accurate and repeatable gain settings and since the "High Gain" switch isn't necessary it's available with either a 20 ohm mic switch OR a 20dB pad switch.)

 

The Options

VU-1 - Very accurate and informative 20 segment LED meter card with separate peak LED for monitoring preamp output

PK-1 - Peak LED metering only (not required if VU-1 is installed)

John Hardy 11C line output transformer

Pin 2 Or pin 3 high - can be ordered either way and internal jumpers make changes in the field easy

 

John Hardy Co. M1-3 Three Channel Mic Preamp Including VU-1 & Hardy 11C XForme

$2,530.00Price
  • John Hardy Co. M1-3
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