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MP-2NV

Great River MP-2NV
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Description

The MP-2NV (two channel mic preamp) greatly modernizes and improves classic British design. This single-rack-space pair of preamps offer the same definitive sonic fidelity and expert craftsmanship as all Great River products. Transparency and vintage harmonic structure are both achieved with NV-Series preamps.

The MP-2NV achieves “new classic” performance status with two discrete Class-A gain stages (the dual gain-stage meters are a Great River exclusive), a front-panel DI input jack which is routed via a FET and BJT buffer through the input transformer (also unique to Great River preamps) for must-hear-to-believe sound from all hi-Z instruments, and a discrete high-current Class-A "big iron" transformer-coupled output amplifier. The MP-2NV is a fundamentally important audio tool that brings out the best in every microphone and instrument.

The MP-2NV has an internal power supply suitable for operation on any power grid. A simple change of fuse and proper positioning of a voltage selector will adjust the unit for any voltage between 100 and 240 V AC.

The NV Series’ construction quality is “like a beautiful battleship”, said one grizzled audio veteran.

Discussions

Converters first?

... What you put in is what you get out. My signal chain is as follows for my home studio: Great River MP-2NV > Great River EQ-1NV > UA 1176 (reissue) > Lynx Hilo > Pro Tools 10 at 32/96 Sounds GREAT!

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EQ for Mix Bus

...is incredible...and even though it's expensive, it's extremely flexible in terms of choices for transformer saturation if you buy the MP-2NV to do said transformer trick. I did a review of the EQ-2NV a ways back, and it's still just as good as I've said...but lately I've needed stepped controls for faster recalls, and...

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Getting Back into the Game

Thanks for your reply. I'm in the planning stages of putting together a new small home studio, and I'm currently thinking: Pearlman TM-1 (sometimes Neumann U87) --> MP-2NV --> Manley Elop (sometimes Mohog Fet76) --> RME Fireface UFX+

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