Berlin, Germany (July 2, 2020)—Neumann.Berlin has introduced its new V 402 microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. While the company created preamp modules for its consoles in decades past, the unit marks Neumann’s first stand-alone microphone preamp.
Designed with an aim of not imparting a sonic stamp on a microphone’s original signal, the V 402’s transformerless circuitry reportedly ensures that it amplifies the microphone signal without unwanted coloration or sonic artifacts, such as noise and distortion.
The V 402 is equipped with a studio grade headphone amplifier to provide monitoring. Independent volume controls for each channel allow users to dial in a latency-free monitoring mix without affecting the recorded signal. A pair of instrument inputs are onboard with very high impedance, and a switchable high pass removes rumble and pops without signal degradation. A 20 dB pad allows the V 402 to be used with high-level sources up to 28 dBu without distortion. The mic preamp comes in a 2U 19” rack enclosure measuring 89 mm x 483 mm x 242 mm.
The unit is shipping, with an MSRP is € 2,749.
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