Versatile 500 Series Mic preamp with Jensen JT-MB-CPCA transformer, a wide gain range of +20 to +70 dB, legendary Harrison LP/HP filters with a 12dB/octave slope and 3 dB resonant peak, front-mounted combo XLR with ¼” jack connector, 48V phantom power, polarity reverse and HiZ impedance switches, an input overload LED, and full compatibility with 500 Series format chassis, encapsulating the iconic Harrison tone and versatility in one unit.
At a glance
- The sound of Harrison.
- Jensen JT-MB-CPCA transformer-coupled mic-pre.
- +20 to +70 dB of gain.
- HP and LP Filters with characterful 3 dB resonant peak.
- Front-mounted combo XLR with ¼” jack connector.
- 48V phantom power switch.
- Polarity reverse switch.
- HiZ impedance switch.
- Input overload LED.
- Compatible with 500 Series format chassis.
The Harrison Audio 32Cpre+ is a 500 Series Mic preamp based on the acclaimed transformer-coupled microphone preamp from the iconic 32C studio console. This unit masterfully integrates the high-performance preamp with Harrison's signature LP/HP filters, presenting it in the versatile 500 Series format. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Harrison 3232, the 32Classic mixing console and preamp have been reinvented as an American classic, capturing the essence of the sound pivotal in crafting some of the most memorable albums of the 1970s and 1980s. The 32Cpre+ brings this quintessential Harrison tone within reach in the 500 series format.
Enhanced Functionality for Optimal Recording
The 32Cpre+ is not just about its sound; it's also about versatility and ease of use. It offers a generous gain range of +20 to +70 dB, catering to a broad spectrum of microphone types, including delicate ribbon mics. The unit has comprehensive controls such as 180° Phase, 48V phantom power, a -20 dB pad, and HiZ impedance switches. The front panel is thoughtfully designed with a combo XLR and ¼” jack connector, providing direct connectivity for microphones or instruments without the need to interact with the rear panel of your 500 Series rack.
Legendary Harrison Filters
In true Harrison fashion, the 32Cpre+ is equipped with the brand's legendary filters, a hallmark of their sound. These filters, with their musical 12dB/octave slope, are reminiscent of those found in the revered 3232 and the latest 32Classic consoles. The High Pass Filter stands out with its distinctive 3 dB resonant peak, offering a range of 25 Hz – 3.1 KHz. Conversely, the Low Pass Filter covers a range of 160 Hz – 20 KHz, ensuring versatility and musicality in sculpting your sound.
The Signature Harrison Tone
The 32Cpre+ is synonymous with the warm, rich tone that has become a trademark of Harrison. Expect full low-end, open mid-range, and super-smooth natural highs from this Jensen JT-MB-CPCA transformer-coupled mic-pre. The transformer imparts a gentle roll-off at the frequency extremes and a subtle phase shift, offering a microphone preamp that is not just technical in its excellence but also musical and inviting. It's this quality that makes the 32Cpre+ a go-to choice for any source material.
A Legacy Etched in Analogue
Harrison's legacy is deeply etched into the annals of music history. Their consoles have been at the heart of creating some of the most celebrated and influential music ever recorded. Artists like Michael Jackson, ABBA, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, to name a few, have relied on Harrison's tools to craft their multi-platinum albums. The 32Cpre+, with its lineage, traced back to the consoles used by eminent engineers like Bruce Swedien, Roger Nichols, and Reinhold Mack, embodies the trusted Harrison sound and functionality, ensuring your music, too, can withstand the test of time.