Two-Channel Preamp Perfection!
From the legendary George Massenburg Labs comes the GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier, a stereo version of the famed 8300 Mic Pre, considered a world standard for studio and demanding live performance use.
GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier at a Glance:
A no-compromise preamp in one 1U rackmount case
all-discrete transistor circuits are completely transformerless
Incredible dynamic range
A two-channel version of a classic
The GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier expands upon the time-tested 8300 Mic Pre, world renowned for its life-like realism, high resolving power, and reference-standard transparency. Whether you use it for recording or in a live performance situation that demands ultimate performance, the 8302 will deliver pristine sound with flexible control. Affordably priced, the 8302 is hand built and calibrated in limited production quantities using selected components.And all in a 1U rackmount case!
The 8302's all-discrete, bipolar transistor circuit topologies are completely transformerless with no FETs, ICs, or electrolytic capacitors in the signal path. Even the outputs are direct-coupled; proven active servos remove DC without adding any artificial color.
15dB to 70dB input gain for any sound source
From 15dB up to a whopping 70dB of amplification, the 8302's input gain is selectable in precise 5dB steps. It accommodates all sources from low output ribbon mics through semi-pro keyboards to inserts in super hot mastering chains with one knob. A +24dBv CLIP indicator warns of any impending overloads and switchable phantom powering is built in.
GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier Features:
Completely transformerless circuitry
Balanced XLR inputs (2) and outputs (2)
Switchable phantom power per channel
Front panel overload indicator lights at +24dBv
Includes power supply
The GML8302 Microphone Preamplifier: preamp perfection!
Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Phantom Power Yes
Digital Inputs No Digital Inputs
Digital Outputs No Digital Outputs
Computer Connectivity No Computer Connectivity
Manufacturer Part Number 8302
...vocals. I'm most concerned about the vocal sound. Here's my list (in no particular order): Pendulum MDP-1 $2250 Manley Dual Mono $2150 GML 8302 $2450 UA 2-610 $1900 API 500-6b + 2x512c $1900 Chandler TG2 $1850 Seventh Circle Chassis + 2xA12 $1288 I definitely want two channels so I have a stereo option for acoustic things or for when I need two...
A lot are two channel but: Gordon Audio Model 4 Martech MSS-10 GML 8302 (dual channel) or as a single mic strip 2032 Millennia Audio HV pres (only 2 channel and higher though there is the 500 series as a single) Top to bottom that'd be my selection order for cleanest.