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2-channel preamp, mic, line & instrument, switchable input impedance, low & hi-cut filters, large VU meter, switchable tilt EQ.  All product info

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Product information - Drawmer 1972

2 channel preamplifier with exciting features

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Drawmer 1972 front
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The Drawmer 1972:

  • Two extremely transparent THAT Corporation mic preamps with 66 dB of gain adjustable in 6 dB increments, and +/-12 dB trim control on output
  • Professional quality DI instrument input on the front panel and separate line and mic inputs (XLR) on the rear panel
  • Suitable for a wide range of sources, instruments and all microphone types in the studio: from affordable to high-end, including ribbon microphones
  • Switchable microphone impedance for precise microphone matching and sound shaping
  • Multiple functions not available at other preamps allow easy miking of even problematic sources
  • Unique lift function for boosting extremely quiet signals without clipping during signal peaks
  • Adjustable LoCut and HiCut filters for signal adjustment and elimination of unwanted sound components
  • Shape switch for adjusting bass and treble via a subtle tilt EQ
  • With phantom power and phase switch
Drawmer 1972 close up 1
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An overview of the 1972

With the 1972, Drawmer expands its renowned 1970 series to include a two-channel preamp with exceptional signal flexibility. Based on separate inputs for mic, line, and instrument signals, the 1972 combines precise, clean amplification with key signal processing capabilities, as well as the unique LIFT feature for intelligent, dynamic amplification of low signal levels during recording. Like all models in the 1970 series, the 1972 is manufactured entirely at Drawmer's UK headquarters.

Applications

On 1U, the Drawmer 1972 Dual Mic/Line/Instrument preamplifier impresses with a clearly structured design: The six-position selector switch determines the input source: Line, Instrument or Microphone - the latter optionally with 48 V phantom power or variable input impedance (200Ω, 800Ω, 2.4 kΩ), and also ribbon and dynamic microphones can be processed optimally. Since both channels are identical and can be controlled independently, the 1972 can be used to precisely implement a wide variety of signal and microphone combinations in the Studio - for example, the simultaneous use of a dynamic and a ribbon microphone for guitar amp pickup or the joint processing of a pickup and microphone signal when recording an acoustic guitar.

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What influence do I have on the frequency response with the 1972?

Disturbing low and high-frequency signal components can already be reduced during recording via the switchable, variable high-pass and low-pass filters - thanks to the wide application ranges (LoCUT up to 350 Hz, HiCUT up to 1.5 kHz) with powerful sound interventions if required. With the two SHAPE buttons, the 1972 also has a three-stage tilt EQ that is both subtle and effective. Along a fixed frequency of 500 Hz, depending on the activated button, either the lower bass frequencies are increased and simultaneously the upper frequency ranges are decreased to the same extent - or vice versa. If both buttons are activated, the level curve is reminiscent of the familiar hi-fi bathtub with boosted bass and treble and a slight cut in the mids.

What does the LIFT switch do?

Behind the inconspicuous LIFT button is a unique combined dynamic and gain mode of the 1972. Developed by Ivor Drawmer, the LIFT function allows optimal recording of signals respectively signal components with low levels - without affecting the signal ranges above the threshold of 0 dB. When the LIFT function is activated, the gain is dynamic in the range from 0 to -30 dB with a maximum of +10 dB. Signal components below -30 dB are amplified at a flat rate of +10 dB. The channel is completed by an Output Trim control for stepless fine adjustment of the output level in the range from -12 dB to +12 dB.

When is the 1972 right for me?

The 1972 adds a preamp specialist to Drawmer's 1970 series and is suitable for studio users who value separate inputs for microphones, line sources, and high-impedance instruments without sacrificing efficient signal processing options.

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Drawmer Dual Mic/Line/Instrument Preamp back view
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Features:

  • Manufacturer: Drawmer
  • Amplifier principle: Transistor
  • Number of channels: 2
  • Format: 19"
  • Max. Gain in db: 78
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Hi-Z Inputs: 2
  • Highpass filter: Yes
  • Input Impedance (Ohm): 2400
  • Additional functions: Shape Tilt-EQ & Lift
  • THD+N in %: 0.07
  • Equivalent Noise (dB): 93
  • Transformer balanced: In & Output
  • Power Adapter: Internal
  • Digital converter: No
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