Stereo Microphone Preamp with M/S encoding
During its 12 years in production, the venerable model 201 found its way into countless recording facilities around the world, while gathering a considerable amount of critical acclaim along the way. This classic has now been completely redesigned and transformed into the m201.
The new m201 delivers unmatched audio performance, with massive headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth and a remarkably open, musical character. The signal path has been hot-rodded to be fully balanced from start to finish, resulting in a wider dynamic range, while new high-current output drivers enable even longer cable runs without signal loss. The m201 translates a sonic picture of astonishing clarity and detail, which serves to capture the essential character of the music being recorded.
Our ribbon mic mode is now included, which shifts the gain range up 10dB while deactivating 48V phantom power, bypassing the decoupling capacitors and optimizing the input impedance. Both channels have an 'input mode' rotary switch which selects between a standard 48V phantom input, ribbon mic mode, a front panel DI input or optional DPA high voltage inputs (130V or 190V). Included is our newly designed M+S decoder circuitry with a built-in width control and its own dedicated set of XLR outputs. Additionally, we will be offering a state of the art 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converter option, to be available 2007.
The m201's remarkable feature set and stunning audio performance bring microphone preamplifier technology squarely into the 21st century.