Crimson Audio Mogaine Ribbon Mic Preamp
Crimson Audio Mogaine is a phantom powered, fixed gain preamp that delivers 25dB of low distortion, wide bandwidth, quiet gain for your ribbon microphone!
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If you have a ribbon (or dynamic) microphone in your audio tool box, then you should have a Mogaine "pre"¯ pre amp next to it. Ribbon mics are great, but you've probably already found out they have a pretty low output compared to condenser or even dynamic mics. On a quiet source even with the trim set at "10", you could use some more gain. Ribbon Mics are great for certain recording and performance situations. And with models ranging from under a few hundred bucks to over a few thousand, almost anyone can find one that fits their musical taste and budget. But whether it's an entry level version or the flagship model, they share a common drawback - notoriously low output levels. The Mogaine can even be used to enhance your use of dynamic mics!
The Mogaine pre amp is a phantom powered, fixed gain pre amp that delivers 25dB of low distortion, wide bandwidth, quiet gain. It combines the noiseless gain of an input transformer with the impedance matching and drive capability of active circuitry. It allows you to dial back the gain on your mixer/pre amp to it's happy place, and still capture every delicate nuance. The 3.3kΩ input impedance lets you hear intricacies you've been missing. Plug your favorite dynamic mic into it, and get that smooth dynamic mic sound with the sensitivity of a condenser mic.
There are other "pre"¯ pre amps, but they don't deliver the "real world"¯ gain of a Mogaine (ours is louder). And unlike it's competition, with a Mogaine, your mic is plugged directly into a phantom blocking transformer for an extra layer of protection. Mogaine is also available in a 2 channel version - Mogaines - for stereo pair applications.
What We Think
There are a few things about the Crimson Audio Mogaine that makes it so powerful and unique. 1) It provides 25dB of gain to your ribbon (or dynamic) mic, before the preamp, giving you the gain needed to properly utilize a ribbon (or enhance your use of a dynamic) mic. 2) It provides that gain cleanly, and does not impart character ā?" thus allowing you mic to preform it's best. 3) It provides impedance matching, so you do not lose any information from your mic, getting the proper sound. Build like a tank, the Mogaine is perfect for home studios, pro studios, and stages. A must own utility for lovers of ribbons and dynamics. Not all pres offer the gain and correct impedance to properly use a ribbon, but the Mogaine has you covered.
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