$1100 Two channels racked with internal mains and 48V phantom power supplies. Please ask for pricing on modifications and any desired special features.
- Transformer balanced inputs and outputs
- Up to 70 dB gain in 5dB increments
- Gain fine tuning adjustment knob up to 10dB
- Selectable high pass filter at 80 and 140 Hz
- XLR mic and line level inputs and XLR +4 dB outputs in a one-space rack are standard
- One year rack component warranty and six-month module warranty
- Fourteen-day satisfaction guarantee
From the fine Volks at Siemens in former West Germany, the same people who gave us so many classic preamps, EQ's, and compressors come the PM-UV microphone preamps. These hail from the early 80's and are the generation after the V276a from Siemens. Please take note of the nice Haufe-style input and output transformers shown in the interior picture. The PM-UV is an heir to a long tradition of fine German broadcast modules. German transistor-based microphone preamplifiers have earned an excellent reputation among studio engineers with modules like the Telefunken V672, Telefunken V676a, TAB V376a, the Neumann PMV 70, the Siemens V276 and more.
High tones are present yet smooth, low frequencies are full and punchy, the mid-range has a nice presence and slight grit, and overall they have a warm and slightly aggressive color character. With a bit more high-end than the Telefunken V672/2 and a thicker low-end than the Neumann V476B, these are a very nice sounding preamp. Plus 70 dB of gain is more than enough for even the most sensitive of ribbon mics. Racked buy us, they are a perfect mix of vintage sound with modern functionality and reliability and at the price a serious bang for the buck.