The Global Preamp

Violet Design - The Global Pre

"The Global Pre" is a compact high-quality electrostatic microphone preamplifier body designed to be used with vintage German-made M-series interchangeable capsule heads, as well as B-series and VIN-series interchangeable capsule heads made by JZ in Latvia. It was designed as an alternative to expensive historical vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers and fully meets today's high resolution audio recording demands.

The electronics are phantom powered, with a linear, Class 'A' discrete solid state transformerless design to provide extremely low self-noise and distortion. Polar patterns and applications fully depend on which capsule head is used. (Capsule heads are not included.)

"[The Global Pre] is a non-tube mic with a big, clear sound. Coupled with the VIN-67 head, it becomes a great 'go-to' mic for male and female singers."

David Buchanan
Independent Recording Engineer
(Emerson Drive, Trace Adkins)

"The Global Pre" provides a low-impedance, balanced output on a 3-pin XLR connector with gold-plated pins. It comes in a wooden box and includes the GSM compact studio shock mount.

The Global Pre Technical Specifications:

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Diaphragm's Diameter (inch/mm) N/A
Polar Pattern N/A
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Rated Impedance 1000 ohms
Suggested Load Impedance > 250 ohms
Frequency Range 5 Hz to 50 kHz
Sensitivity @ 1000 Hz N/A
S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 Weighted N/A
S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted N/A
Equivalent Noise Level N/A
Maximum SPL (<0.5% @ 1000 Hz) N/A
Preamplifier's Dynamic Range 128 db
Electronics Type SS
Powering +48V Phantom or PSU PH
Polarity pin 2 in phase
Output Transformer N
Output Connector XLR-3M
Dimensions (inch/mm) 2.36 x 2.51"/60 x 60 mm
Weight (lbs/grams) 8.8 oz/250 g
Included Accessories Microphone comes in a solid wooden box, with a GSM shockmount and a manual.
Optional Accessories VIN-series Capsule Heads

Additional Product Images:

The Global Pre, Assembled The Global Pre, w/ VIN Capsule The Global Pre w/ included Case & GSM Mount

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