Daking Mic Pre One Mic Preamp

89
GEARANK

89 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$649
Daking Mic Pre One Mic Preamp
Daking Mic Pre One Mic Preamp

The Daking Mic Pre One is a streamlined one channel mic preamplifier that's described as having boutique level quality at a more accessible price point.

It features a Class A amplifier with discrete transistor based circuitry with transformer balanced input and electronically balanced output.

Controls include variable high-pass filter, phantom power switch, 20dB pad, phase and gain, all of which are housed in a space saving form factor.

Features

  • Channels: 1
  • Mic Preamps: 1 Class A Preamp with Jensen Transformer
  • Input Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x Hi-Z
  • Input Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
  • Controls: Variable Gain, Variable High-pass Filter, Phase, Phantom Power, 20dB Pad
  • Dimensions: 3.25" x 9.75" x 4"
  • Weight: Not specified.

Pros

This single channel preamp has impressed a good number of experts and home recording enthusiasts, with many pointing to its sound quality, solid build, and value for money. Users reported having used this mic preamp with a lot of different microphones and found it to have a positive effect on the sound. Some even commented that you can get away with a lower end mic with the Daking Mic Pre One in your signal chain.

Cons

Not many complaints raised with this mic preamp. There was one who contacted the company when he encountered noise problems when pushing the preamp, he was promptly assisted in making adjustments to fix the problem.

Overall

After a thorough review of the mic preamp category in February 2018, we removed the Daking Mic Pre One from our recommended list because more highly rated options had become available - you can see those in our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps.