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John Hardy Co. M1 | 4 Channel Microphone Preamp
John Hardy Co. M1 | 4 Channel Microphone Preamp

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John Hardy Co. M1 - 4 Channel Microphone Preamp

  • 4 Channel Mic pre with VU-1 and JT-11-BMQ
  • T-16-B Input transformer
  • 990 Discrete op-amp
  • Elimination of all coupling capacitors from the signal path
  • Dual range gain control and 'high gain' switch - provides great feel and resolution for easy and accurate adjustments
  • Polarity reverse switch
  • Phantom power switch
  • All front panel switches are LED illuminated
  • Gold plated XLR connectors for maximum reliability
  • Ground lift switch on each channel - helpful for eliminating ground loops
  • Toroidal power transformer with additional shielding - eliminates hum problems so no external power supply is needed
  • Universal power supply provides six primary voltage choices
  • Chassis ground isolation switch

The M-1 Mic Preamp is among the finest mic preamps in the world. It provides the accuracy and transparency that is missing in other mic preamps. No matter what your application, the M-1 will provide superior sound quality. The world's best input transformer (Jensen JT-16-B), best op-amp (990 discrete op-amp) and the elimination of all capacitors from the signal path combine to provide the highest performance.

The M-1 has a 19" wide mainframe rack-mount chassis (1.75"H x 19"W x 8"D) and can be ordered with 1 to 4 channels. There are two meter options and the best Jensen output transformer (JT-11-BMQ) is also available as an option. Additional channels and options can be easily added later up to the total capacity of the mainframe.

The M-1 was introduced in 1987 and while sonically identical to the M-2 there are a few control differences. The M-1 has a two-section gain-pot providing continuously variable adjustment in two overlapping ranges that are selected by the "High Gain" switch. (The M-2 has a 16 position gain-switch with 1% metal-film resistors providing accurate and repeatable gain settings. Since the "High Gain" switch isn't necessary, the M-2 is available with either a "20 Ohm Mic" switch or a "20dB Pad" switch).

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