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Dave Hill Designs Europa 1

Dave Hill Designs Europa 1

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The Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 is a solid state Class A mic/line preamp with a revolutionary design concept and features no less than 91 transistors in the audio path. In addition to the usual phase, phantom power, gain and instrument input, the Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 features 3 controls to change the colour of the sound. Odd and Even harmonics controls as the names suggest let you add harmonics to the sound add more or less distortion for a modern or vintage sound. The third control, Speed, directs how fast the preamp reacts to the incoming signal. All three controls are built in series so their relationship changes in such a way that the even harmonics has an impact on the Speed and the Odd harmonics controls affects both the Speed and Even harmonics. To add further options, the Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 also features a 3-way impedance switch with impedances ranging from 300 Ohms, 2.2 kOhms and 200 kOhms offering further colour options. The instrument input boasts an impressive 1.2 MOhms. Extremely flexible, the Europa 1 features a very flexible 18dB per octave low-cut filter with a choice of 8 8 frequencies: 148 Hz, 130 Hz, 117 Hz, 100 Hz, 81 Hz, 63 Hz, 48 Hz, 33 Hz, and off. With 66dB of gain available, 30dB of gain on the line input and a maximum output level or +24dBu balanced, the Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 can be used in a wide variety of situation and with any microphone types. Many of the controls are stepped offering repeatability of the settings.


Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 Overview:


• Single channel mic/line preamp


• Three impedances selections: 2.2Kohms, 300ohm, or 1.2 Mohms


• Gain adjustable in 1db steps from 0 to 66dB on the mic input, 0 to 30dB


• Gain is displayed on a 2 digit led display


• Low cut filter with 3 pole, 18dB per octave: 148Hz, 130Hz, 117Hz, 100Hz, 81Hz, 63Hz, 48Hz, 33Hz, and off


• SPEED changes how fast the pre-amp can respond


• Even harmonic control provides 9 levels of colour from 0 to 8


• Odd harmonic control which also has 9 levels colour with the 0 setting being the cleanest in both cases

Short Description Mic/Line preamp with controls over Speed, Even and Odd harmonics offering an impressive choice of colour and tone.
Demo in Store Yes
Manufacturer Dave Hill Designs
Old Price N/A
Valve / Solid State Solid State
Channel Count Single Channel
DI Input Yes
Side Chain Input No
Chassis Rackmount
Phantom Power Yes
High Pass Filter Variable
Includes Dynamics No
Includes EQ Extensive Tone Shaping controls.
Digital I/O N/A
Computer Connection No

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