Tucson, AZ (June 5, 2007)–TRUE Systems is now shipping its P-SOLO Ribbon, a single-channel microphone preamplifier that uses the circuitry of TRUE’s multichannel preamps, but with additional gain and tweaks to maximize the performance of ribbon microphones.
According to TRUE, the P-SOLO Ribbon produces “superior” sonic results with either vintage or contemporary ribbon microphones, as well as dynamic mics.
Like its sibling, the P-SOLO, the P-SOLO Ribbon uses the same balanced, transformerless, and “uncompromising circuitry” of TRUE’s Precision 8 and the P2 Analog. It is built with military-grade, hand-matched components and delivers an undistorted response that reportedly dips down to 1.5Hz and reaches up to 500kHz, and reportedly offers a wide dynamic range with “excellent transient response and low noise.”
Features include high-pass filtering, dual analog outputs, high-impedance instrument input, and four-level metering. It has no phantom power, which is unnecessary for and potentially damaging to ribbon microphones, and it has higher input impedance and gain capability than other TRUE Systems designs.
Tim Spencer, CEO and principal engineer for TRUE Systems commented, “The P-SOLO Ribbon is destined to capture a wide audience among those who favor ribbon mics for particular applications. Major studios that have turned out Grammy-winning records with our Precision 8 will want to dedicate it to their ribbon microphone applications. Owners of studios that demand quality but need fewer input channels will appreciate its low price. Location recordists and live sound engineers will value its compact size, ruggedness and portability. And, the fact that we are now delivering direct to dealers from our Tucson manufacturing facility has resulted in lower pricing on the P-SOLO and the P-SOLO Ribbon. Users can expect the very best in preamplification for a modest MSRP of $745.”