Trident A Range Mic PreAmp and EQ
The Trident A-Range is a two-channel rack-mountable version of the legendary Trident ‘A’ Range console. Comprising two independent channels, each with a microphone/line amplifier and four band equalizer, it is designed to process incoming signals from a microphone or line level instrument and output to a recording device, such as a digital audio workstation or analog multi-track tape recorder.
Mains powered, with 48 volt phantom power independently switchable for the two channels, the A-Range operates as a complete stand-alone unit.
In keeping with its mixing console heritage, each ‘channel strip’ of this rack unit features insert points (switchable pre/post EQ and with bypass), phase reverse (which operates on both microphone and line inputs) and an output level control with peak signal indication.
All inputs and outputs are balanced so that maximum signal integrity and high output levels are assured with minimum distortion.
A useful additional facility when using it as a stand-alone unit is the inclusion of LED peak level indicators at key points in the signal chain. These are located: directly after the input amplifiers (microphone and line), after the equalizer section and after the main output amplifier. This ensures that the signal is accurately monitored and matched at all stages in the signal chain.
The A-Range rack will add its own signature to any program material, whether using just the discrete transistor microphone and line input preamplifiers or the unique and versatile equalizer sections.