Crimson Audio Mogaine Ribbon Mic Preamp
The Crimson Audio Mogaine is a phantom powered, fixed-gain "pre" preamp that delivers 25dB of low distortion, wide bandwidth, quiet gain for your ribbon microphone! Mogaine also prevents signal content losses that occur with improper impedance matching between your ribbon mic and preamps designed for lower impedance microphones. With Mogaine, you'll finally hear what your ribbon mic actually sounds like without the collateral damage imparted by lesser devices.
If you have a ribbon (or dynamic) microphone in your audio tool box, then you should have a Mogaine "pre" pre amp next to it. Ribbon mics are great, but you've probably already found out they have a pretty low output compared to condenser or even dynamic mics. On a quiet source even with the trim set at "10", you could use some more gain. Ribbon Mics are great for certain recording and performance situations. And with models ranging from under a few hundred bucks to over a few thousand, almost anyone can find one that fits their musical taste and budget. But whether it's an entry level version or the flagship model, they share a common drawback - notoriously low output levels. The Mogaine can even be used to enhance your use of dynamic mics!
The Mogaine pre amp is a phantom powered, fixed gain pre amp that delivers 25dB of low distortion, wide bandwidth, quiet gain. It combines the noiseless gain of an input transformer with the impedance matching and drive capability of active circuitry. It allows you to dial back the gain on your mixer/pre amp to it's happy place, and still capture every delicate nuance. The 3.3k Ohm input impedance lets you hear intricacies you've been missing. Plug your favorite dynamic mic into it, and get that smooth dynamic mic sound with the sensitivity of a condenser mic.
There are other "pre" pre amps, but they don't deliver the "real world" gain of a Mogaine (ours is louder). And unlike it's competition, with a Mogaine, your mic is plugged directly into a phantom blocking transformer for an extra layer of protection. Mogaine is also available in a 2 channel version - Mogaines - for stereo pair applications.
Crimson Audio Mogaine Ribbon Mic Preamp Features
Provides 25 dB of Low Noise Gain!
Provides a proper impedance relationship between your ribbon microphone and mic preamp
NO detrimental audio artifacts - this is a truly hi-fidelity device
Crimson Audio Mogaine Ribbon Mic Preamp Specifications
Input impedance: 3.3k Ohm
Gain: + 25 dB