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SPL Gain Station 1 Preamp

SPL Gain Station 1
SPL Gain Station 1
List Price: $1,499.00
Our Price: $1,399.00

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Product Code: 9103

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SPL Gain Station 1 Class A Preamp

SPL Gain Station 1 Class A Preamp

SPL Gain Station 1 Details
Lifeless or dynamically lacking signals are often over-processed with EQ, compression and other effects in an attempt to compensate‚?"often an extremely tedious process in the digital domain that doesn't always produce the desired results. So it is most important to ensure highest recording quality.

To this end, the GainStation 1 employs technologies that not only satisfy test equipment, but also‚?"and most importantly‚?"the user. Components and circuits were carefully chosen and designed on the basis of extensive measurements and listening tests.

Another important goal in designing the GainStation 1 was that the case itself should optimally adapt itself to modern production environments. It was to be as compact as possible, allowing easy transport and ergonomic placement in virtually any situation. A free-standing case which does not need to be rack-mounted has several advantages: not only are the inputs and outputs always easily accessible, but the unit can also easily be placed on top of an amp, outboard rack or even some keyboards, on your desk next to your laptop, or in direct proximity to a microphone to allow for maximum operational comfort and minimum cable lengths.

SPL Gain Station 1 Features
  • Custom-designed and built, fully discrete, class A op-amps (no off-the-shelf stuff here). The GainStation's op-amps feature 60-Volt operating voltage‚?"twice as high as most common op-amps‚?"for an incredible dynamic range
  • An extremely high amplifier slew rate of 200 V/microsecond, ensuring clean transmission of high-frequency signal portions and rapid transients with virtually no clipping
  • An almost entirely DC-coupled signal path, making signal-degenerating condensers unnecessary.
  • An optimized layout guarantees the shortest possible signal paths, while generously proportioned grounding surfaces ensure low impedance and maximum shielding.
    • All switching functions are handled by encapsulated relays with gold-plated contacts.
    • All resistors are within 0.1% tolerance and were selected after extensive listening tests.
    • A no-compromise power supply with extensive additional shielding and seven separately wound and regulated voltages. The power supply is of primary importance to audio quality; its importance should not be underestimated.
    • A tube stage utilizing premium MKP foil condensers and a select 12 AX7 LPS tube for clear, dynamic audio.