Bethesda, MD (November 4, 2004)–After a successful launch of a new generation reference monitoring system, Lipinski Sound has embarked on its second mission through the launch of its L-408 and L-409 microphone preamplifiers. The Lipinski concept offers four ways of adjusting gain–a three-position pad, two transformer ratios, and separate gain controls for the first and second electronic stages represented by two meters.
“Selecting certain settings at each level, gives a talented engineer/producer an enormous creative palette of sounds,” said founder Andrew Lipinski. “In order to decide what technology to use to build a timeless microphone preamp, I took the time to evaluate all components from the ground up: preamps built with transformers, transformerless designs, old classics and contemporary designs, preamps built on tubes, on discrete transistors, on integrated circuits and on a combination of all of these. This was some of the most extensive research I accomplished throughout my life.”
The Lipinski L-408 and L-409 mic pres offer two different, low-turn ratio, transformers: One, that has a 200 kHz bandwidth and an acceptable input level of up to +16 dBu, and another that has an 80 kHz bandwidth and an acceptable input level of up to +29 dBu.
Both transformers share front panel switchable, two position turn ratio.
The preamps have two amplifying stages: The first stage is built on discrete transistors and has class A circuitry with minimal negative feedback, and with separate unbalanced output. The second stage uses the fastest available current feedback integrated amplifiers, and has a balanced output. Very low output impedance allows for very long cable runs with no signal degradation.