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Stereo Microphone Preamplifier

  • with switchable phantom powering and M/S matrix
  • frequency response: 20 Hz – 80 kHz (-3 dB)
  • two low-cut filters: 20 Hz (permanent) and 150 Hz (switchable)
  • inputs: XLR-3F (balanced) and special socket for Active Y-Cable of the Colette modular system
  • outputs: XLR-3M (balanced); easy connection to unbalanced inputs without loss of signal level
  • headphone monitor output
  • gold-plated sockets and switch contacts for long service life
  • glitch-free, automatic switchover to internal batteries in the event of AC power loss
  • runs on six internal batteries (included) or external DC supply (accessory)
  • automatic shutoff if voltage gets too low
  • gold-plated sockets and switch contacts for long service life
  • black all-metal housing (aluminum)
Stereo Microphone Preamplifier VMS 5 U

Battery-operated microphone preamplifiers sometimes have high noise figures because current consumption is kept limited in the interests of longer battery life. But the VMS 5 U places hardly any such limitation on the performance of the microphones. In addition, its frequency response leaves nothing to be desired.

One of the characteristics of high-quality equipment is durability. It may be several years before you find out whether the potentiometers and switches on a unit will become noisy when used. In the design of this product, SCHOEPS placed the primary emphasis on reliability and durability, choosing all its components (such as switches and sockets with gold-plated contacts) accordingly.

A special version (VMS 5 U lin.) without the fixed 20 Hz low-cut filter is available for measurement applications.
This version is not recommended for audio applications because of the possibility of infrasonic noise problems.