SPL GoldMike Mk2 2485 Dual-Channel Microphone and Instrument Preamplifier

  • Item # 1539338
  • Model # SPLGOLDMIKEMK2

The GoldMike Mk2 is a hybrid preamplifier consisting of a discrete transistor stage and tube stage. The hybrid design of the preamplifier combines the advantages of semiconductors (high dynamics with… Learn More

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A hybrid design combines the advantages of semiconductors with the musical qualities of tube sound.

The GoldMike Mk2 is a hybrid preamplifier consisting of a discrete transistor stage and tube stage. The hybrid design of the preamplifier combines the advantages of semiconductors (high dynamics with low distortion, low noise) with the musical qualities of tube sound (pleasant high/overtone spectrum, beautiful three-dimensionality).The microphone class A transistor preamplifier is discretely constructed from 16 individual transistors. The preamplifier features 48 V phantom power, polarity inversion, padding and a Butterworth Hi Pass filter.InstrumentThe instrument input is a discrete impedance converter that also operates in class A mode. The core is a low-noise field-effect transistor, which is ideally suited as an impedance converter due to its very high input resistance.InsertA compressor, de-esser, limiter or even a reverb unit can be switched between preamp and output.VUThe VU shows the audio “energy” level, and the clip LED warns of clipping. If optional AD converters are installed, the AD OVL LED also warns of converter overloads.LimiterThe limiter is based on diodes whose characteristic curve produces a nice, analog saturation effect and thus unobtrusively limits the signal peaks. Its speed makes it suitable as a peak limiter, which can intercept transients in the microsecond range and can thus function very well as protection for the AD converter.FlairThis circuit uses the pleasant sound characteristics of the coils in combination with the tube to emphasize the presence range. It is ideally suited to intensify the overtone range of voices and acoustic instruments, thus improving the ability to cut through in the mix.Tube AmpThe proportion of tube gain to total gain can be switched in three stages. The higher the value, the more pronounced are the saturation effects and overtones of the tube. A versatile, hybrid preamp that performs. Order your GoldMike Mk2 today.

Technical Specification

SPL GoldMike Mk2 2485 Dual-Channel Microphone and Instrument Preamplifier

Line/Insert inputs & outputs; XLR (balanced) & Jack (unbalanced)

  • Maximum input gain: 23 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 dBu
  • Maximum output gain (balanced): 26,8 dBu
  • Maximum output gain (unbalanced): 21.5 dBu
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω
  • Common mode rejection (1 kHz, 0 dBu): 70 dB
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 10 Hz – 90 kHz
  • THD + N (0 dBu, Line Gain unity, Tube Gain +6 dB, 10 Hz – 22 kHz): 0,04 %
  • Noise (A-weighted, 600 Ω): -88,5 dBu
  • Dynamic range: 110 dB

Microphone Preamplifier

  • Maximum input gain (Mic): 7 dBu
  • Maximum input gain (Mic, PAD): 28 dBu
  • Input impedance (Mic): 2.8 kΩ
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +6 dB, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 93 kHz
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +12 dB, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 61 kHz
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +18 dB, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 34 kHz
  • THD + N (1 kHz, 30dBu Gain): 0.016 %
  • Noise (A-weighted, 150 Ω, 30 dB Gain): -91.2 dBu
  • E.I.N.: -128 dBu
  • Dynamic range: 110 dB

Instrument Preamplifier

  • Maximum input gain (Instrument): 7 dBu
  • Maximum input gain (Instrument, PAD): 14 dBu
  • Input impedance (Instrument): 1 MΩ
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +6 dB, 600 Ω, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 68 kHz
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +12 dB, 600 Ω, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 51 kHz
  • Frequency range (Tube Gain +18 dB, 600 Ω, -3 dB): 10 Hz – 35 kHz
  • THD + N (Tube Gain +6 dB, 10 Hz – 22 kHz): 0,05 %
  • Noise (A-weighted): -95.5 dBu
  • Dynamic range: 105 dB

Internal Linear Power Supply with Toroidal Transformer

  • Operating voltage for analog audio: +/- 18 V
  • Operating voltage for relays and LEDs: +12 V
  • Tube anode voltage: +250 V
  • Tube heating voltage: +12,6 V
  • Phantom power: +48 V
  • Mains Power Supply
  • Mains voltage (selectable): 230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
  • Fuse for 230 V: T 315 mA
  • Fuse for 115 V: T 630 mA
  • Power consumption: max. 25 W
  • Physical
  • Dimensions: 19" W x 3.46" H x 8.23" D
  • Weight: 9.04 lb