Buzz Audio announces the release of the Elixir microphone and instrument preamp. The Elixir is designed to fit into the API 500 Series rack format and features a transformerless mic input using Buzz Audio’s proprietary Class-A amplifier technology coupled with a Swedish Lundahl output transformer, which adds a subtle amount of low-frequency color.
The Elixir features up to 70 dB of mic gain, +34 dBu of output level before clipping, a -132.5dB EIN noise level and a frequency response out to 300 kHz. Controls include an output mute switch, high- and low-input impedance selection, and the usual phase change, input pad and phantom power switching. It also has a front panel 1/4-inch DI input.