PreSonus Announces Three New Products at AES
PreSonus is demonstrating three new professional audio products in booth #1413 at this year’s AES convention in San Francisco California.
The first new offering from PreSonus is the ADL 600 - a high voltage Class A, two channel tube microphone preamplifier designed by world-renown tube circuit designer Anthony DeMaria. The ADL 600 is packed with six high-voltage vacuum tubes (three per channel), military-grade switched attenuators, analog VU and LED metering as well as instrument input, line input and selectable microphone input impedance. The ADL 600 utilizes extremely high voltage power rails (600V peak to peak) delivering 75dB of gain, over 30dB of headroom, and extremely wide frequency range of 5Hz to 80kHz within 0.5dB. The combination of Anthony DeMaria’s preamplifier design and PreSonus’ state-of-the-art manufacturing process achieves a new standard in hand-made, high-voltage tube preamplifiers. Estimated ship date for the ADL 600 is December 2004.
To expand PreSonus’ offering of standard IEEE1394 FireWire interfaces and build on the success of the new FIREPOD introduced this summer, PreSonus is introducing the FIREBOX - a compact yet powerful FireWire recording system with the ability to record and playback six inputs and ten outputs simultaneously at professional-grade 24-bit/96k resolution. The FIREBOX is housed in a compact 1/3U wide tough little metal chassis which also fits in the PreSonus MaxRack Rack-mounting System. The FIREBOX includes two high quality PreSonus microphone/ instrument preamplifiers, two analog line inputs, six balanced analog line outputs, headphone output as well as SPDIF and MIDI input/output. For enhanced portability, the FIREBOX can be powered by either a six-pin FireWire connector or the included external power supply. The FIREBOX ships complete with Steinberg’s Cubase LE 48-track audio production software. Estimated ship date of the FIREBOX will be late December 2004.
PreSonus is also demonstrating the new BlueTube DP two channel microphone/ instrument preamplifier with Dual Path Technology. The BlueTube DP will replace the award-winning BlueTube by adding enhanced features including a dual signal path with both a solid state preamplifier stage and a tube preamplifier stage. This feature allows the user to switch between an ultra quiet transparent solid state preamp and a smooth, round, warm tube preamp. The new BlueTube DP also boasts a -6dB better signal to noise ratio and higher input headroom than its predecessor. Each channel on the BlueTube DP features dual mic/input connectors, balanced XLR and ¼” TRS outputs, 48V phantom power, -20dB pad, polarity inverse, and 80Hz roll-off filter. The BlueTube DP is a perfect front-end preamplifier for microphones and instruments for any digital audio workstation. Estimated ship date of the Blue Tube DP will be mid-December 2004.
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