A Designs (West Hills, Calif.) announced that it has modified the MP-2 stereo-tube microphone preamplifier with the addition of an instrument DI on the Neutrix Combo XLR/1/4-inch connector. This makes the MP-2 function as a direct-in box, as well as a stereo mic pre. A Designs will offer this modification to it existing MP-2 customers at a cost of $75.00 USD, plus shipping.
The MP-2 is a pure tube-in/tube-out stereo microphone preamplifier. This zero-feedback design employs transformer-balanced input and output to produce full bandwidth signal at the lowest possible noise level. Constructed with high-quality parts, including Jensen input transformers, this two-rackunit device is intended for demanding applications such as vocals and acoustic instruments. It delivers the detail and dynamic range suited for digital recording techniques, while preserving the warmth and richness of analog. Front panel includes independent polarity, phantom power, level controls and large backlit true VU meters.
Any information regarding sales should be directed to A Design's new distributor, X-Vision Audio at 241 Federal Plaza West, Suite 406, Youngstown, OH 44503; 330/747-3862.