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Dave Hill Designs Europa
Dave Hill Designs Europa
 
List Price: $1,650.00
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Product Code: 9999-16090

 

Dave Hill Designs Europa Microphone Preamp

Dave Hill Designs Europa One is a totally unique design concept in microphone pre amplifier technology. Dave spent years of designing and prototyping in order to develop this "color adjustable" preamplifier. production we feel the recording industry is ready to experience a feature packed Europa One!

Dave Hill Designs Europa Microphone Preamp Details

Dave Hill Designs Europa One is a totally unique design concept in microphone pre amplifier technology. Dave spent years of designing and prototyping in order to develop this "color adjustable" preamplifier. production we feel the recording industry is ready to experience a feature packed Europa One!

What makes the Europa unique? That would be the THREE controls for changing the color of the pre-amp. SPEED, EVEN, and ODD

SPEED

The first control is a SPEED which changes how fast the pre-amp can respond. The control goes from 0 to 8 with 8 being the fastest rate, and 0 being very drastic.

EVEN and ODD

The even harmonic control provides 9 levels of color from 0 to 8, and the odd harmonic control which also has 9 levels color with the 0 setting being the cleanest in both cases. These three controls are a series analog process so that the even harmonic control affects the sound of the speed control and the odd harmonic control affects the sound of both the speed and even harmonic controls

Not Your Average Preamp

Obviously, any microphone preamp needs to include the standard functions such as phase, phantom power and an instrument input; and the Europa One includes all of these. But there's more variety of shaping options within some of these features as well. For starters, the microphone input has 3 input impedance choices which are 2.2K ohms for normal microphone operation, 300 ohm and a Hi-Z choice for different microphone sounds. The instrument input has an impedance of 1.2 Meg ohms which is ideal for guitars. The gain over all is adjustable in 1db steps from 0 to 66db on the mic input and 0 to 30 db on the instrument input. Gain is displayed on a 2 digit led display. The low cut filter which is a 3 pole, 18db per octave has 8 frequencies 148 Hz, 130 Hz, 117 Hz, 100 Hz, 81 Hz, 63 Hz, 48 Hz, 33 Hz, and off.

Stepped Controls

All the controls are stepped-switches, making the settings for gain, speed, even harmonic, the odd harmonic controls easy to recall.

Metering

The level meter has a 0 VU reference point of (+4dbu) with one db steps going to +20 db above 0VU and to -25 db below 0 VU with the steps being larger than 1 db below -16 db.

Mix Coloring Box

And if you're looking to wring the most value for your dollar out of your gear, then the Europa will find a home in mixing as well. "How?" you ask. Simply put; the maximum output level is +24 dbu balanced with the maximum balanced input level of +24 dbu at 0 db of gain. This allows the Europa 1 pre-amp to be used in a mix environment for coloring.

Dave Hill Designs Europa Microphone Preamp Features

  • Totally unique and tonally flexible design
  • Speed, Even, and Odd controls allow color shaping usually not found in preamps
  • 3 pole, 18db per octave Hi-Pass Fitler: Has 8 frequency settings 148 Hz, 130 Hz, 117 Hz, 100 Hz, 81 Hz, 63 Hz, 48 Hz, 33 Hz, and off.
  • Stepped controls for easy recall
  • Use it for coloring your mixes

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