DiGiCo Announces Stadius Mic Pre-Amp

by Debi Moen
in New Gear
DiGiCo's 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic Pre-Amp.
DiGiCo's 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic Pre-Amp.

DiGiCo is launching the 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic Pre-Amp at Prolight + Sound 2017. This new improvement in converter technology has allowed John and his team to develop a Pre-Amp with audio qualities that they have long aspired to achieve during their 40 years of designing such products.

More details from DiGiCo (www.digico.biz):
Twenty years ago, converters changed from 16 or 18-bit to a new, improved resolution of 24-bit. This additional 8 bits of converter resolution was instantly audible and created a demand for 24-bit quality. 
 
At Prolight+Sound 2017, DiGiCo will show and, more importantly, allow attendees the opportunity to hear, a newly designed 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic Pre-Amp for the first time.
 
John and his team have been designing Pre-Amps for over 40 years. Now, this new improvement in converter technology has allowed them to develop a Pre-Amp with audio qualities that they have long aspired to achieve.
 
The specifications of the 32-bit SD Mic Pre-Amp Card include:

  • Fully differential audio path from input to converter
  • Twin 32-bit ADC conversion per channel
  • Lightening quick conversion time; 73uS
  • Dynamic punch and increased audio depth; Dynamic range of 123dBA
  • Incredibly low noise: 128dB EIN
  • Transparency and clarity of audio; 20-22kHz  <0.002% THD+N
  • Class leading frequency response; 20-44.5kHz ±0.1dB
  • Open and clear audio reproduction; 12dB harmonic weighting improvement
  • 8 channels of temporal perfection; 0deg phase shift 20-22kHz
  • Dedicated analog, ultra-low noise linear power supplies; including +48V phantom power
  • Only one, phantom power blocking, capacitor in the audio path; Gold Nichicon “MUSE” acoustic series
  • Fully shielded analog stage
  • Precision clipping with no artefacts
  • Reduced operating temperature (Sounds cooler)
  • Roadworthy metal XLR connectors