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John Hardy Co. M2 | 1 Channel Microphone Preamp
John Hardy Co. M2 | 1 Channel Microphone Preamp

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John Hardy Co. M2 - 1 Channel Microphone Preamp

  • 1 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
  • 16 Position rotary gain switch - provides accurate and repeatable gain settings from 15dB to 60dB in 3dB steps
  • Choice of either "20 Ohm Mic"' or "20dB Pad" switch
  • 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-2 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-2 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-2 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. Also when you order your M-2 you can specify if it will have a "20 Ohm Mic" switch or a "20dB Pad" switch.

The M-2 was introduced in 1996. While sonically identical to the M-1, there are a few control differences. The M-2 has a 16 position gain-switch with 1% metal-film resistors providing accurate and repeatable gain settings from 15dB to 60dB in 3dB steps. Also the M-2 can be ordered with either a "20 Ohm Mic" switch or a "20dB Pad" switch. (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 that replaces the 20 Ohm Mic switch or 20dB Pad switch found on the M-2).

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