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Universal Audio DCS Remote Preamp 2-Channel Microphone Preamp

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Universal Audio DCS Remote Mic Pre

Universal Audio has partnered with original Euphonix founders Scott and Rob Silfvast to design a revolutionary series of DAW "expansion & enhancement" products under the Desktop Console System (DCS) family brand. DCS combines UA's pedigree for sonic excellence with the usability/features of professional consoles in a new type of convenient "micro-console" desktop form factor, ideal for today's project/producer studios. The first 2 products in the DCS series (the Remote Pre & Monitor Master) combine a base station with a DCS-Link™ connected remote that puts every control within direct proximity to the user in a convenient remote format.

The DCS Remote Preamp combines 2 console-grade mic-pres, specialized monitoring capabilities for artist & engineer, and easy remote control/DAW integration making an ideal upgrade to the basic features/sonics found in most audio interfaces. With 100% digital control of analog, the Remote Preamp offers fully remote-controllable, highly detailed, uncolored recording based on its advanced transimpedance design. The two channels of the DCS Remote Preamp can be used dual mono or can be joined for stepped, matched-stereo gain structuring. Plus a Mid/Side encoder is included, allowing for direct recording of the MS-Stereo result.

The Remote Pre also features a high-quality headphone amp with "monitoring only" effects such as user-tailored reverb and EQ, making it easy to quickly create an artist monitor mix without having to deal with complex configuration or latency issues inside the DAW. Best of all, the remote control can be placed anywhere from desktop to recording room, giving the artist flexibility unlike any other device in its class. Position the preamp as close to the source as desired, or remotely control your own recording experience away from the computer as you keep the remote close at hand. Lastly, the DCS Remote Preamp offers high quality backlit VU metering for observing Preamp Output or DAW/Cue levels.

Features:
2 channel linkable, console grade transimpedance mic preamp/DI

Mono, Stereo or Mid/Side recording

Monitoring features such as high quality headphone amp, Reverb and EQ

DCS-Link™ - 100% digitally controlled analog signal path via (CAT-5) interconnect

Remote design allows up to 300 ft. distances from preamp for large or multi-room setups

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Universal Audio products.
Frequency Response: 4Hz to 150kHz, +0/-3dB

Distortion (THD+N): 0.002%, 1kHz, 40dB gain, +14dBu out

Microphone Inputs
Connection: XLR balanced, transformer-less

Impedance: 2 k ohms

Noise: -130dBu EIN, 50 ohms 20Hz to 20kHz, 69 dB gain

Direct Inputs
Connection: TRS balanced or TS unbalanced, transformer-less

Impedance: 4 M ohms balanced, 2 M ohms unbalanced

Noise: -102dBu EIN, 50 ohms 20Hz to 20kHz, 42 dB gain
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-698-2834
Customer Reviews
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"I LOVE this product! Ingenious!!"
Sound: Perfectly clean and transparent preamp path - very open and natural sound, especially with acoustic instruments and vocals. This lets me capture all nuances of my performances and leave all coloring of my tracks to my plugins. Feature: The remote control makes life so much easier and allows me to dial in the perfect monitor mix right from my tracking room. VU meters are a huge plus. The mid-side recording mode is so useful and easy to use. Extra C input for monitor mix a big plus. Filters on the pres are great -- can be 30, 70, or 100Hz and do an excellent job. Ease of Use: It took a little while to get a full grasp on all the features (this product is absolutely LOADED with features), but after just an hour or two of use it became very simple and inutitive to use. Quality: I would expect nothing less from UA, and this product delivers great quality. Clearly a solid design and very well built. Value: I would happily pay a lot more for this product, now that I know how much impact it's had on my studio. Amazing to have all these features and quality for under a grand. Manufacturer Support: UA customer service is the best! The Wow Factor: The big VU meters make it really appealing. Nice solid, smooth knobs give it great feel. The simple stylings are a good match for the UA brand and emphasize the fact that this product is all about the guts inside and not some fancy molded plastic case. Overall: The DCS Remote Pre will be a mainstay part of my studio for a long long time!
Style of Music: Acoustic Rock, Folk, Blues. Some alternative rock.
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