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Phoenix Audio DRS-2

Stereo Class A Microphone pre-amplifier / DI

  • Phoenix Audio DRS-2 Front at ZenProAudio.com
  • Phoenix Audio DRS-2 Rear at ZenProAudio.com

$1,999.00

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Product Description

Bring some stereo goodness to everything you do with this high gain, big and sweet sounding pre with tube-like air!

Phoenix Audio International (UK) is dedicated to the development of Class A discrete technology used within high build-quality equipment designed for both the professional and the home studio environment.

The DRS-2 Mic-Pre/DI uses our well proven and loved Class A output stage (DSOP-2), but also has our latest breakthrough in transformerless Class A, Discrete Mic Input Technology which gives a "valve-like" sound. It also incorporates our high input impedance DI circuitry.

The DRS-2 is the culmination of over 40 years experience designing Class A circuitry within the Audio Recording Industry.

The DRS-2 was the first bespoke product to be launched by Phoenix Audio (UK) in the U.K. in November 1999, and has enjoyed an almost cult following ever since. The Class A output stage (TF1) was originally designed by David Rees, the designer of the famous Nevetm 2253 Limiter and 2254 Limiter/compressor (amongst many other designs), as a retrofit for Nevetm modules, and the TF1 has now been superseded by the DSOP2 output stage.

The Class A, discrete, truly balanced, transformerless microphone input stage was designed to out-perform any transformer input for frequency response, yet has all the characteristics expected in a high quality Class A design, while the discrete, Class A, high input-impedance DI stage delivers a clearer, stronger and more defined and open sound that captures all the nuances and subtleties of your instrument.

Phoenix Audio The DRS-2 Specifications

  • Stereo 1U unit: With 240V/110V mains voltage input selector switch
  • Class A Output specs. See our TF1 Specifications!!
  • Outputs: XLR's and TSR 1/4" Jack on rear
  • Phoenix Audios unique Class A, transformerless, True balanced Mic input stage.
  • Microphone inputs: XLR's on Front and Rear Panels
  • Individual Earth Lift: Push-button switches
  • Gain Range (Mic input): -30 to -70 in 5dB steps With 10dB more available on the fader
  • Gain reduction: -20dB pad push-button switch (Mic input)
  • High Input Impedance DI: Mono 1/4" Jack on front panel
  • Gain Meter: LED Metering
  • Phantom Power: Switchable 48V phantom on Push-button Switches
  • High Pass Filter: on Push-button Switch
  • Phase Reverse: on Push-button Switch
  • Frequency Response Mic Input Stage: -0.4dB @ 40Hz, -0.3dB @ 25kHz
  • Frequency Response: DI Input Stage: -0.3dB @ 40Hz, - 0.5dB @ 25kHz
  • Typical Headroom: +24dB on Mic-Pre stage
  • DI Stage gain: Maximum of 20dB

 

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Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY adds a full year to the standard manufacturer warranty at no charge, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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