"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music"
2 channel AD / DAMADA-2
The Forssell Technologies MADA-2 is an extremely high quality, bear-bones, two channel Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) housed in a 1U rack mount enclosure. The MADA-2 is designed for the most demanding applications, where capturing musical performances with accuracy and honesty is required.
A version of our well-known SMP-2 microphone preamplifier, the Forssell SMP-500 has been adapted to work with the API 500 series enclosures. This extremely high-quality, sonically neutral microphone preamplifier is designed for the most demanding applications.
SMP-500 circuitry features an all Class A discrete JFET front-end with a gain range of +8 to +64 dB in 24 switched steps.
The output of the SMP-500 is fully balanced and floating, with a maximum output level of greater than +26 dBu.
Front panel LED signal level indicators are provided to indicate 0 dBu output level (green) and output clipping (red). The clipping LED lights at +24 dBu output, which is about 2 dB before actual clipping.
Polarity invert and P48 Phantom power switches with LED status indicators are also located on the front panel.