The Aphex 207D Model 207D is an affordable, audiophile quality tube mic preamp that meets or exceeds the performance of preamps costing many times more. The Model 207D will reveal the subtlety and power of vintage condensers, ribbons, electrets, and popular dynamic mics.
The instrument inputs on the Aphex Model 207D also are quieter and have more gain, than conventional instrument preamps. The MicLimT circuitry, previously only available in our flagship Model 1100 2 channel and Model 1788 8 channel mic preamps, makes the Model 207D virtually crashproof - making it a perfect front end for digital recorders.
By combining the best traits of tube and solid state circuitry, the Model 207D captures a sound that is warmer, fuller and more true to life. Whether you are recording, mixing live, broadcasting or webcasting, the signal has to travel a long journey before its final delivery. So give your sound a great start with the Aphex Model 207D Tube Mic/Instrument Preamp with Digital Outputs.
The MicLim™ feature on the 207D provides up to 20 dB of gain reduction. It is a custom designed optical attenuator, located directly on the mic input line that smoothly limits the microphone's output signal according to the MicLim peak detector's control current. Since attenuation comes prior to preamplification, the patented MicLim can increase the Model 207's effective headroom by up to 20 dB. MicLim detects the preamp's output signal and instructs the input attenuator to proportionately reduce the microphone's output level just enough to prevent clipping. MicLim has no effect at all when the preamp's output level is not approaching clipping.
The patented Reflected Plate Amplifier™ (RPA) feature on the 207D is a true vacuum tube circuit which has all the desired characteristics without the heat, fragility, sonic variability, short life and high frequency roll-off of conventional tube designs.
The Aphex 207D will capture the subtleties of voices and instruments that are missed by the inexpensive mic preamps fpund in most audio consoles, DAW's and other standalone preamps. This detail, dimension and space will greatly improve the overall "sound" of your recordings. With this improvement in realism comes an enhanced presence allowing for easier placement in the final mix. For recording instruments a typical mono tube direct box (DI) sells for about the price of a model 207 — and we'll give you two great DI's plus two great mmic preamps, more useful features and Aphex quality all in one box! MicLim allows you to utilize every last bit of digital resolution for the most dynamic recordings possible.
Dramatically improves microphone performance
Greater dynamic range and frequency response
Dramatically improves instrument performance
Fuller, more realistic sound
Improved Detail and Intelligibility
Record hotter tracks with the highest possible resolution
Tighter lows; clearer up-front mids; Strong highs without edginess
MicLim™ offers up to a 20dB increase in dynamic range and makes the Model 207D virtually crashproof
Direct connection to digital mixers, DAW's and other digital equipment
Two independent low noise channels of tube amplification
AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs with up to 96k sampling rates
Microphone and Instrument inputs on each channel
MicLim™ on each channel
Mic Input: 20 to 65dB of continuously variable gain
Instrument Input: -infinity to 65dB of continuously variable gain
Switchable 48 volt Phantom Power with ramp up feature
Delayed Turn On
Polarity, 20 dB pad and Low Cut Filter switches
LED Headroom Meter Display for each channel
Switchable -10 dBv / +4 dBu operating level
Balanced 3-pin and 1/4" TRS Inputs and Outputs
Internal Switch Mode Power Supply