The Pacifica from A-Designs is a two-channel, solid-state microphone preamplifier that captures the sound of the legendary Quad Eight Pacifica console, offering a big, warm tone without being dark and a sweet, open top end. The preamp features two channels with a unique DI signal path that utilize two transformers for added depth and a richer tone. The custom wound Cinemag transformers are of a proprietary design by A-Designs.

The Pacifica offers an ultra-wide bandwidth of 9 Hz to 101 kHz with less than 1% distortion, resulting in rich, harmonic content, while reducing in-band phase shifts for more realism. Each channel features a phase reversal switch, -20 dB pad, and 48V phantom power, while the 72 dB of quiet gain is more than enough for ribbon microphones. The Pacifica is handmade in the USA and ships with a standard IEC power cord.

  • Two-channel, solid state preamp with two front-panel Hi-Z inputs
  • Captures the sound quality of the legendary Quad Eight Pacifica console with even more presence and high-end
  • Very warm and full tone without being dark; wide bandwidth with a sweet top end
  • Custom-wound Cinemag input and output transformers
  • Input transformer: A-Designs proprietary input transformer with unique winding
  • Output Transformer: A-Designs proprietary alloy using the same massive design as the original Quad Eight
  • 72 dB of quiet gain, great for use with ribbon mics
  • Unique DI design sends signal through the input transformer for two transformers in the signal path
  • Balanced XLR I/O
  • Phase reversal (each channel)
  • -20 dB pad (each channel)
  • +48V phantom power (each channel)
  • Solid construction, handmade in the USA

Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2x balanced XLR
2x 1/4" / 6.35 mm direct inject (instrument input)
Output 2x balanced XLR
Phantom Power Switchable 48 V
Gain Range 72 dB
Frequency Response 9 Hz to 101 kHz
Noise EIN: -128 dB
Input Impedance 1500 ohms
Phase Reversal Switchable 0 - 180°
Distortion < 1 %
Power 100/120/230 VAC, 23 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.8 x 10.0" / 48.3 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm
Weight 12.5 lb / 5.7 kg

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