Radial McBoost – ribbon mic booster

$295.00 inc GST

Radial McBoost is a high performance microphone signal booster designed to elevate the output of a typical dynamic microphone for greater transient response.

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Description

Radial McBoost is a high performance microphone signal booster designed to elevate the output of a typical dynamic microphone for greater transient response and boost the signal of a low-output ribbon mic to bring it up to a usable level for mixing consoles or preamps that may not provide sufficient gain.

Radial McBoost – Features

  • 25dB signal booster for dynamic & ribbon mics
  • Extends dynamic range and microphone reach
  • Uses standard 48V phantom for power
  • 3-position load switch and high-pass filter

The 100% discrete class-A circuit design begins with a dual-transistor J-FET circuit to produce up to 25dB of gain without introducing noise, colour or artefact. Each individual transistor is carefully measured and batch-sorted to comply with the design specification to certify performance. As with all Radial™ products, the circuit board is then loaded into a 14-gauge, I-beam, reinforced steel enclosure to prevent outside stress from torquing which otherwise could lead to premature part failure. A book-end cover creates protective zones at each end to safeguard the switches, potentiometer and connectors from the rigours of the road.

Merely connect the McBoost in-line using standard 3-pin XLRs and activate 48V phantom to provide power. Select between three impedance settings to optimise the response and then reduce low-frequency clutter with the 3-position high-pass filter. The McBoost will elevate the output to produce added clarity, excitement and extra drive for long cables whether you are in a recording studio, on a live concert stage or in a broadcast centre.

Radial McBoost – User Manual

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Radial McBoost – ribbon mic booster was last modified: February 6th, 2016 by Doug Watt

Specifications

Specifications  
Audio circuit type: Class-A Differential FET/Bipolar Hybrid
Frequency response: 7Hz to 30kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.005% @-30dB
Dynamic range: 105dB
Maximum input: -6dBu
Maximum gain: +25dB
Equivalent input noise: -120dBu
Input impedance: 600 Ω
2.7k Ω
30k Ω
Clip level – input: -17dBu / -14Bu / -9dBu
Clip level – output: +10dBu
Noise floor: -95dBu / -98dBu / -113dBu
Output impedance: 2.2k Ω
Intermodulation distortion: 0.01%
Phase Deviation: 0° @ 20Hz, <10° @ 20kHz
Features  
Gain control: Variable from +4dB to +25dB
High-pass filter: 100Hz and 55Hz @-3dB
Filter slope: 6dB / Octave
XLR configuration: Pin 2 + / Pin 3 – / Pin 1 Ground
General  
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: (L x W x H) 4.2" x 2.76" x 1.68" (106.7 x 70.1 x 42.7mm)
Weight: .5 lbs (0.23kg)
Shipping size: (L x W x H) 6.25" x 4.25" x 3" (158.7 x 108 x 76.2mm)
Shipping weight: 1.4lbs (0.64kg)
Power: Passive, no power required
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Radial McBoost – ribbon mic booster was last modified: February 6th, 2016 by Doug Watt

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