May 23, 2015
STEREO MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER/ D.I.
“Big Iron” Sound of the ’70s • Unbelievable Bandwidth
The 1970s was a time of great change in pro audio. The introduction of solid-state electronics led to an explosion in development and a very different sound than the tube gear of previous decades. The recording console in a high-end 1970s studio was likely a Neve, an API, or a Quad Eight. These companies set the standards for audio quality – with a unique sound firmly imprinted on the popular recordings of the era.
Designed, built, and extensively “ear-tested,” by long-time recording industry veterans, the A Designs Pacifica takes its sonic signature and name from the revered Quad Eight mixing console. However, the A-Designs Pacifica has a sound and character all its own. Praised by top professionals for having the depth of a Neve, the midrange of an API and the high-end of a Massenburg, the Pacifica has firmly established itself as the go-to preamp for an impressive list of Grammy-winning and platinum-selling engineers and producers.
The streamlined feature set of the Pacifica delivers exactly what an audio professional needs to quickly record high-quality tracks. Paying homage to the color scheme of the Quad Eight Pacifica console, the hand-crafted A Designs Pacifica sports a rich, cream-colored finish with solid feeling red metal gain knobs, a red +48V phantom power push button with red LED indicator, and grey push buttons for phase reverse and –20dB pad - all giving the Pacifica a look reminiscent of California girls, beach boys, and classic Woodies.
Bhalerao Enterprises, who also represent brands such as NUGEN Audio, Bettermaker, Softube, Fluid Audio, Metric Halo, Golden Age Project, JoeCo, IOSONO GmbH (now Barco Audio Technologies) and Exponential Audio in India. For more information, contact Bhalerao Enterprises.