Sonic Farm Audio | sonicfarm.com
Vancouver, Canada-based boutique pro audio firm Sonic Farm has unveiled the Creamer, a “very colored and warm, as opposed to neutral” tube microphone preamplifier.
Featuring a single EF86 tube as its only active gain stage, a modern discrete transistor buffer circuit to drive the Cinemag-type output transformer, “this hybrid-based pentode design helps preserve detail in the sonic image … with an abundance of pleasing harmonics.” The company then insists, “This may be just what you need for your dark-sounding, low-signal output ribbon microphones.”
The Creamer can be ordered with Ni-Fe alloy or pure steel output transformers: Creamer A has 2 Ni-Fe alloy core output transformers, Creamer B has 2 pure steel core output transformers, and Creamer AB features one of each (channel 1 with Ni-Fe transformer and channel 2 with pure steel).
Stay tuned to the pages of PAR for a full review of the Creamer.