Crane Song Flamingo Mic Preamp
Crane Song Flamingo Mic Preamp is a high quality 2-channel Discrete Class A Microphone Preamplifier. It can be operated as a musically transparent amplifier, and is capable of emulating vintage sounds as well as creating distinctive new ones.
A stepped switch for gain matching and repeatability selects the input gain; a continuously variable attenuator allows gain trim. Gain is adjustable in 6 db increments to 66 db gain and down to off by the attenuator.
Each channel has independently switchable phase and phantom power switches.
Flamingo also contains a 2-channel, 22-element VU meter with an overload indicator to allow accurate monitoring and ease of level adjustment.
Unique to Flamingo are two switches that allow the user to select different sounds: IRON and SOUND.
The SOUND switch changes the type of amplifier while the IRON switch puts iron in the audio path. By using these switches, Flamingo can produce four different sounds.
Flamingo has transformerless balanced inputs and outputs. The unit is 1 rack space tall and operates from 100V, 115V, 230V, or 240V mains.
Flamingo is designed to be flexible and give the user a tool to solve real world recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement problems. It can provide an artistic choice of sounds at the flip of a switch.
“A definite contender in the ‘best mic preamp at any price’ category.”
Dr. Frederick J. Bashour, engineer
22 Element VU Metering
Discrete Class A Audio Path
Selectable Tonal Coloration
Musically Transparent Sound
Pro Studio Recording, Project Studios, Live Audio Engineering