Glensound Electronics - GS-MCA001 - Mic Preamp


  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz > -1dB
  • Noise @ Minimum Gain -72 dBu (RMS 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Noise @ Maximum Gain -52 dBu (RMS 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Equivalent input noise @ maximum gain 127 dBu
  • Input Gain -25 to -75dB in 5dB steps
  • Gain accuracy > +/- 0.3 dB in relation to front panel scale
  • Maximum Output level: +19 dBu into high impedance
  • Maximum Output level: +17 dBu into 600 Ohms
  • Electronically balanced input
  • Input impedance 1K2 Ohms
  • Transformer Balanced Output
  • Output impedance 50 Ohms
  • THD + Noise: Measured at any gain setting (no limiter) <0.05%
  • CUT LF front panel switched 160Hz/ Flat /80Hz @ 12dB per octave
  • Limiter/ compressor circuit
  • Maximum input level before clipping -6dBu (limiter off)
  • Maximum input level before clipping +14dBu (limiter on)
  • Phantom power switch selectable (rear panel) 48Volts
  • CE marked
  • External Power input +12 to 20 volts <150 mA
  • Maximum Dimensions (excluding belt clip): 101 mm x 104 mm x 45mm
  • Weight (without battery): 355g

The Glensound GS-MCA001 is a portable, battery powered microphone preamplifier with limiter. It’s lightweight, small and rugged construction makes it ideal for outside broadcast and film production. As well as offering a high quality compressor/ limiter circuit (with bypass) it also has selectable LF cuts, 48 volts phantom power and a rotary stepped gain control. A belt clip is included for hands free operation and the single PP3 9 Volt battery offers good operational life. Manufactured in Glensound’s UK factory using high quality components & trusted manufacturing techniques the GS-MCA001 will give many years of reliable performance.

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