MicPre 5.0
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Model: MP5.0
MSRP: $ 998
MP 5.0 Owners Manual
What is the MicPre 5.0?
The "MicPre 5.0" is a complete single channel microphone preamp that offers features and flexibility for use in the most serious recording applications.

The signal path consists of a matched discrete transistor front-end, premium IC's, and transformer output stage. With the push of a button, the MP5.0 can change from the "Jensen Transformer" output to an "Active-Balanced" output.

The compact 1/2 rack format of the MP5.0 can easily be rack mounted and combined with the Speck EQF810 equalizer to create a highly functional outboard channel strip.

The MicPre 5.0 also includes a mix section that makes it perfect for DAW's and remote recording.

Key Features
· Matched discrete transistor input and transformer output.
· 70 dB of preamp gain.
· Precision stepped gain control with variable trim control.
· Variable high pass filter.
· Mix section can be "linked" with additional MP5.0's.
· Jensen Transformer "and" active balanced outputs.
· High resolution 10 segment LED VU meter.
· All input, output, and insert connectors are balanced.
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Flexible signal routing
Gain Range (Mic)
70 dB total
+10 to +60dB in 5dB steps
-10/+10 variable trim
Gain Range (D.I.)
-20 to +40 dB in 5 dB steps
THD+N (Gain +40, Output +12dBu)
002% nominal
Noise EIN (22Hz-22kHz)
-126 dBu (150 ohm, 60dB gain)
Freqency Response
10Hz-200kHz (+0/-3dB)
Mic input impedence(10Kz)
4.6k ohms
D.I. input impedence
50k ohms
Maximum input level
+18dBu (without pad)
+30dBu (with 20dB pad in)
Max. output level (10k load)
+28dBu at active outputs
+24dBu at transformer output
HP Filter
30Hz-250Hz (12dB/octave)
Phantom Power
+48V regulated
HxWxD=1.75" x 8.5" x 8.00"
(44mm x 216mm x 203mm)
Shipping Weight
6Lbs (2.7kg)
Power Requirements
100-120 VAC 50-60Hz
220-240 VAC 50-60Hz
The MP5.0 is more than a mic pre. It gives you a surprising number of signal routing alternatives. Just use your imagination when plugging up the MP5.0.

Since the MP5.0 works with balanced or unbalanced gear, you will not be stuck looking for the proper cable or worrying about level compatibility between dissimilar gear.

What is Mix Node?
The mix section of the MicPre 5.0 provides a separate left/right mix out with level, pan and mute.

With only a simple interface cable, this mix section, or "Mix Node" can be linked with any number of MP5.0's to form a fully integrated mix section.

In many situations such as desktop or location recording, this expandable feature of the MP5.0 can eliminate the need for a separate audio mixer.

The Designer
The MP5.0 is the work of Vince Poulos, the designer and owner of Speck Electronics.

Speck Electronics has been producing quality professional audio products for nearly 50 years.  Founded in 1973, Speck Electronics has consistently provided innovations in audio products for all segments of professional recording and touring.

Other products include the via Fader Outboard Fader System, the X.Sum line mixer, the EQF 810 parametric equalizer, and the MicPre 5.0 preamp.

MicPre 5.0 is an exclusive Trademark of Speck Electronics.