SPL GainStation 8 MK2 8 channel micpre

6.085 5.029+VAT

8 channel preamp

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SPL GainStation 8 Mk2 is an 8-channel tube preamplifier, combining 63dB solid state and an independently controllable 26dB tube circuit. The first stage of amplification is the Clean Gain stage, so named because it is an extremely fast Class A stage built exclusively with discrete 60V op amps, to achieve a greater dynamic range. This stage is designed to capture pure sound as it is. The tube amplification stage provides a very subtle color with a pleasant saturation effect.

The electronic components of the preamp have been carefully selected and tested to guarantee the high performance of SPL machines. All switching functions are handled by encapsulated relays with gold plated contacts.

SPL GainStation 8 MK2 Features:

  • Separated Solid state and tube preamps. The tube preamp can be used additionally to the solid state stage to add tube saturations, for clean recordings it can be switched off.
  • Peak/FET Limiter
  • Switchable Mic Input Impedance (200 Ohms, 1,2 & 10 kOhms)
  • Custom-designed and built, fully discrete, class A op-amps (no off-the-shelf stuff here). The GainStation’s op-amps feature 60-Volt operating voltage—twice as high as most common  op-amps—for an incredible dynamic range.
  • All switching functions are handled by encapsulated relays with gold-plated contacts.
  • No-compromise, external power supply with extensive additional shielding and seven separately wound and regulated voltages
  • Lundahl input transformer option, also for single channels or channel pairs
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D): 482 x 88 x 237mm, 19″ x 3.46″ x 9.33″
  • Weight: 6,3kg; 13.9lbs
  • Manual here


Additional information

Weight 10 kg