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SPL GAINSTATION 8 MK2 8-CHANNEL CLASS-A & TUBE PREAMPLIFIER NEW Contact Seller

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394 VICTORIA ST, RICHMOND, VIC, 3121
71 BRUNSWICK ST,FORTITUDE VALLEY, QLD, 4006
455 PARRAMATTA RD,LEICHHARDT, NSW, 2040
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Product Details

  • Manufacturer: SPL
  • Model: MK2
  • Item Condition: NEW
  • ID: #100049

Description

The GainStation 8 Mk2 is the premium recording front end, ensuring that signals of all kinds are pre-amplified with the highest quality.

The quality of your recordings has a major influence on the subsequent mixing process good recordings require less processing in later stages. Improved transparence and understandability can be achieved with less equalization and compression if the signals are recorded optimally, often allowing individual signals to be mixed at lower levels without compromising their presence.

Its state-of-the-art design includes switchable pre-output stage peak and FET mode limiting, three input levels for microphone impedence matching, phase reversal, 50Hz high pass filter, 48-volt phantom power, source switching and variable-luminescence LED level indicators.

GainStation preamplifier stages are based on proprietary discrete op-amps operating on a 60V rail. That doubles the voltage in traditional preamplifier designs, resulting in a superior 130dB dynamic range and an extraordinarily alive, detailed aural image.

This cutting-edge technology ensures that signals recorded with the GainStation 8 Mk2 have more presence and substance and will easily cut through a mix even at lower levels. Extremely low-frequency signals are tight and transparent with clear into- nation. Percussive transients are interpreted more precisely, which leads to a clearer rhythmic content and in turn a more solid rhythmic performance and perception.

If the GainStation 8 Mk2 is used as a preamp, musicians will immediately notice that they hear and feel what they are playing much better, which leads to improved playing and a better recording. The track will have more punch and dynamics, greatly improved presence and almost palpable detail. In short, the instrument sounds incredibly authentic and alive. Beta-tests with the GainStation 8 showed that all instrumentalists enjoyed playing more and in many cases were truly amazed at what their trusty instrument was capable of.

Given this improvement in the input signal, one is much less inclined to equalize and compressin many cases you will probably find that you can do without additional processing, which not only saves an enormous amount of time and processor power, but also has an extremely positive effect on the final result.

The GainStation8 itself offers effective sound-shaping capa- bilities at recording, most notably via the tube stage, which can be completely bypassed or continuously added to the preamp circuit, allowing everything from extremely subtle warmth to a very noticeable tube saturation effect. The integrated limiter can be used to protect an AD converter from clipping, or for example to add punch to drum tracks, which in turn reduces or in many cases even eliminates the need for subsequent compression. Put simply, the more tracks are recorded with the GainStation8, the more solid and trans- parentand easier to mixthe entire recording will be.

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 transforner option, also for single channels or channel pairs

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.

Shipping Policy

Free Shipping

Store DJ will ship your product to any corner of Australia. All products that are under 20kg³ our Free Shipping option. Since freight and packing costs associated with delivery from other vendors can be difficult for you to estimate and often make prices difficult to compare, we have simplified your buying experience by including the freight, from us to you, at no additional charge to our published prices. This option is sent via Australia Post and all deliveries are sent with insurance and registered post. This means someone will need to sign for your goods when it arrives. If no one is home, a card will be left for you and your gear will be delivered to the local post office, where you can collect at your convenience.

The 20kg rule is all based around the weight and size of your item. Some bulky items such as Roadcases and Speakers require additional freight fee to be added to the total price displayed in your shopping cart - the amount will vary according to the size of the box and shipping destination within Australia.

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Return Policy

If the product you have purchased from Store DJ has a manufacturing fault, Store DJ will facilitate the repair or replacement under the warranty provided by the Australian distributor of that product. As each distributor deals with product faults differently, Store DJ will act upon any warranty that is current and valid at the time the product arrives back at Store DJ.

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Payment Methods

You can pay for your order by Credit Card, Direct Bank Transfer, Paypal, through Certegy Finance, Flexirent, or by Cheque or Money Order.

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Store Information

Store DJ is a national retail business specialising in providing audio and lighting technology to DJs, musicians, nightclubs and bars. Store DJ’s key product lines include CD players, digital dj equipment, DJ software, turntables, mixers, sound systems, studio recording equipment, music production software and lighting equipment.

Store DJ has 4 retail stores; one in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and our newest store in Perth. Further to Store DJ’s retail shops, we also provide online purchasing with free delivery around Australia for any items under 20kg.