Austin, TX (September 21, 2005)–Wunder Audio’s new PAFOUR is the 19″ rack mount four-channel microphone preamplifier version of the PEQ1. The PAFOUR is a fully Class-A discrete 1970’s-style mic-pre utilizing the exact mic pre circuit as the PEQ1. The design employs proprietary, custom-designed mic, and output transformers.
According to Wunder, it is no secret that the huge sound is due to the make-up of the Mu-Metal transformers–they are the exact ones that the old Zeppelin desk had used. Wunder assures that the PAFOUR cuts no corners. “We have included the same exact transformers from the PEQ1. The mere size of these transformers is unprecedented in a 4-channel mic pre unit. The Core material was made in 1970 and is comprised of 80 percent nickel, 15 percent Iron and 4 percent Cobalt yielding a fat vintage sound with virtually no phase shift. The low turn ratio of the windings (1:1.7) yields a mic pre that can handle very high level with no need for a pad.”
The Instrument/Line Input circuit includes the complete Line Input stage of the PEQ1R so one can utilize what the company calls “the now famous way of recording;” for example DI Bass Guitar, directly into the Line Input instead of using a direct box approach into the mic pre. This line Input stage has a huge 60 dB of input gain.
Wunder’s also has a newly added output stage. The mic pre is identical to what Wunder uses in the PEQ1 series but an additional amplifier stage was added at the tail end of the existing output amp for even more headroom