Tierra Audio Calima Preamp


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Brands: Tierra Audio

Tierra Audio Calima Preamp 

Our most aggressive and colorful analog preamplifier.

Calima Preamp has been designed to provide you with a quick and defined response, successfully unraveling the recording needs of drum sets and percussive rhythms for the most avant-garde productions.
The source of its full-bodied and steady sound lies in the excitation of the even harmonics of the frequency spectrum. That, together with a linear phase distortion, grants a sense of a more homogenic mix in the resulting sound.
Furthermore, this equipment counts on a quick transient response resulting in an enhanced sound presence sensation.

Theater-like sound

It is the memory of those awesome movie dialogues that touched us all what lies in the inception of the Calima Preamp. Thanks to its linear phase distortion, your voice will sound as an insurmountable wall, enhancing your presence and steadiness.

The even harmonics’ excitation will lead to wider and more defined voices. Beyond that, thanks to the transients quick response, voices will come to the very foreground.

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Bring out the rhythm of your life!

Connect your favorite microphone to the Calima Preamp and check the improvement out! The sound you will obtain will reach you with an incredible punch and definition. It will make your sound deeper, colorful, and enhance its presence.

If you want to make the most of those rhythms plug your microphone in the Calima Preamp, and you will see how the sound reaches the next level. Thanks to the even harmonics’ excitation your sounds will gain the presence and might to make your percussions something beyond this world.

Highlight the strings!

Calima Preamp is the best “dancer”. Motor-rhythms will be taken to the next level by Calima. Plug your rhythm guitars into it, and you will notice an instant improvement by achieving thicker, more defined, punchy guitars. Moreover, because of its dazzling headroom, Calima Preamp will not lose any detail, enabling the composition of passages with the most impressive dynamic changes.

Metal power

Use Calima Preamp to record your electric guitar sessions. You will find out how Calima Preamp is able to capture all your sound amplifier’s punch. You will get the optimal body to give depth to the sound mix thanks to the wonderful management of the middle range of the frequency spectrum.

Technical specifications

Microphone input
Input impedance: 600 Ω.

Instrument input
Input impedance: 400 kΩ.

Maximum output: +23 dBu with max. 0.1% THD.

Harmonic distortion (THD)
Less than 0,03% at +4 dBu output in the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

Frequency response
From 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-0.1 dB at 20 Hz, -0,5 dB at 20 kHz).

Gain level
From +28 dB to +72 dB (in steps of 4 dB).

Output impedance
Less than 75 Ω, Transformer Balanced and earth free.

Noise floor
Less than -86 dBu.

Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
90 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz.

Power source
Two configurable voltage source settings on the back panel: 110 V AC 60 Hz and 220 V AC 50 Hz.

Operating temperature range
Between 32º and 104º Fahrenheit (between 0º and 40º Celsius).

Power source fuse
500 mA.

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