DAV Electronics BG1u
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The DAV Electronics BG1u Dual Channel Mic-Pre/DI has 2 classic DAV pre-amps as used in the original Decca studios designs, the same design as in the successful BG1
1 D.I input, 2 balanced outputs, 2 unbalanced outputs, Phase/Pad/HPF/48v on each channel.
Massive gain, low noise and distortion, the pre-amp retains the integrity of the source like nothing else.
Hand made in the U.K.
DAV Electronics BG1u Main Features:
Frequency response: 10Hz - 150KHz ± 0.25dB
Decca Heritage Mic gain range: 22dB - 66dB in 4dB steps. [pad in -4dB - 40dB]
Distortion: Less than 0.01% Typ, 0.001% 1KHz @ +20dBu o/p
High pass filter: 68Hz @ 12dB per octave (Switchable bothchannels)
Noise: 25 microvolts [-110dB ref+20 dBu.
Bandwidth: 10Hz-18KHz input loaded 150 ohms, 32dB gain
Phase reversal: Both channels (Switchable)
48v phantom: Both channels (Switchable)
Level indication: Red LED +18dB - Green LED +8dB - Green LED 0dB
26dB pads: Both channels (Switchable)
Clipping level: +29 dBu
D.I. input: Channel 1 High impedance [1.8 Meg Ohms]
Input: XLR x 2, Jack x 1 (DI Input)
Output: XLR x 2 (bal), Jack x 2 (unbal)
D.I. gain range: Channel 1 only -8 > 36dB in 4dB steps
Dimensions: 19" 1U rack mount. Depth = 150mm
Power Connectors: IEC mains
|Short Description||2 classic DAV pre-amps, 1 D.I input, 2 balanced outputs, 2 unbalanced outputs, phase/pad/HPF/48v on each channel.|
|Demo in Store||No|
|Valve / Solid State||Solid State|
|Channel Count||Dual Channel|
|Side Chain Input||No|
|High Pass Filter||Yes|
- One of the best pres at any price. Review by Guy (Posted on 07/02/2013)
Purchasing a BG1u is amongst the best sonic investments I've ever made. I take it to any studio I'm recording in, and whether they have Neve, SSL or other much more expensive pres, the DAV always gets extensive use. When compared to my Calrec preamps, the DAV excels in detail and presence, but still very musical and breathes life into any sound source. I would go into details for applications, but the reality is that it performs flawlessly with all mics, instruments and voices that I've thrown its way.
The stepped gain makes it ideal for stereo applications and for recalling settings, the high pass filters and pads are very useful features, and the integrated DI input for guitars etc is very convenient and sounds amazing.
Based on the BG1u, I'll certainly be looking at other DAV products and trust they'll be equally as impressive. Thanks to KMR for the recommendation!
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