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Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M MK2 Mono Mic Preamp, EQ & DI

Phoenix Audio DRS Q4M MK2
Phoenix Audio DRS Q4M MK2
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List Price: $1,699.00
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Product Code: 9999-06262


Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M MK2 Mono Mic Preamp, EQ & DI

The Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M MK2 Mono Mic Preamp, EQ & DI, the mono version of the DRS-Q4, with Class A design and "valve-like" tone!

The DRS-Q4M MK2 is a 4 Band Gyratory-based Eq with 11 selectable frequencies, and Mic, Line, and DI inputs. We know you will be as pleased with it's sonic qualities as we are. The DRS-Q4M mk2 has the advantages of more than 25 years experience in audio engineering, today's component and manufacturing technology, but still retaining "that sound" uniquely achievable through Class A design. Phoenix Audio is dedicated to the development of Class A discrete technology used within high build-quality equipment. The DRS-Q4M mk2 uses Phoenix Audio's well proven and loved Class A output stage (DSOP-2) coupled with their custom wound output transformer, but also has their latest breakthrough in transformerless Class A, Discrete, truly-balanced Mic Input Technology which gives a "valve-like" sound. It also incorporates our high input impedance DI circuitry.

The Gyrator EQ circuit was designed around 40 years ago and was originally designed to emulate the characteristics of a coil or inductor EQ circuit without the issues that they can cause, the result is that our EQ circuit found in the DRSQ4M mk2 is a very powerful but musical EQ perfect for sculpting or crafting vocals, drums or instruments etc whilst still being able to be used on mix bus duties.

Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M MK2 Mono Mic Preamp, EQ & DI Specifications

  • 1U half rack space unit: With 240V/110V mains voltage input selector switch
  • Class A (DSOP-2) Output specs. Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz +- 0.5dB,
  • Maximum Output Level: +26dBu @ 1kHz
  • Noise: -90dB @ 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • Output connections: XLR and TSR 1/4″ Jack on rear
  • Phoenix Audio's unique Class A, transformer-less, True balanced Mic input stage.
  • Phoenix Audio's custom wound output transformer.
  • Microphone/Line input: XLR on Rear Panel
  • DI inputs: 1/4″ TSR Jack on Front Panel
  • Individual Earth Lift: Push-button Switches
  • Gain Range (Mic input): -30 to -70 in 5dB steps With 10dB more available on the fader.
  • Gain reduction: -30dB push-button Mic/Line switch (Mic input)
  • High Input Impedance DI: Mono 1/4″ Jack on front panel (no FETs)
  • Gain Meter: LED Metering.
  • Phantom Power: Switchable phantom on Push-button Switch
  • High Pass Filter: Roll-off starts at 120Hz @ 12dB per Octave.
  • Phase Reverse: on Push-button Switch
  • Frequency Response Mic Input Stage: -0.4dB @ 40Hz, -0.3dB @ 25kHz
  • Frequency Response: DI Input Stage: -0.3dB @ 40Hz, -0.5dB @ 25kHz
  • Typical Headroom: +24dB on Mic-Pre stage
  • EQ Cut/Boost Levels: 16dB Cut/Boost Per Band
  • EQ is stepped/dentented to 21 positions for easy recall settings
  • DI Stage gain: Maximum of 20dB
  • All units are wired with PTFE silver military grade cable

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What We Think

"Phoenix Audio's DRS-Q4M MK2 shares the design characteristics of all Phoenix Audio's products which makes them one of the premier brands for discriminating ears: Class A topography with Discrete OpAmps throughout. For those in search for purity of the audio image and a flexibility of character, the transformerless input doesn't 'choke' the incoming signal, leaving a wide-open road for the signal to travel. However the balance of input to output adjusts the degree to which you can 'lean' on the beefy output transformer. The result is an adjustable 'sweetness' that provides a sound reminiscent of both clean preamp (I felt that it sounds pure and musical like the Forssell) and having all the bigger character of a Neve Class A preamp's output. The equalizer section is really musical and useful. The small footprint makes for small knobs, but it's funny just how precise these little guys can let you get when dialing in the sound. No big phase swooshes with this equalizer - it does just what it should with all of the big open character that only an analogue inductor equalizer can give you. When the chips are down, the Phoenix Audio's DRS-Q4M MK2 is a ridiculously good deal for what you are getting in the end. Excellent built quality and headroom that's very high in a wonderfully versatile sonic package. What's not to love?"

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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