Aphex Model 207DItem ID: 207Digital
Dual-channel Tube Mic/Instrument Preamp with Mic Level Limiter and 24-Bit/96kHz Digital Output
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Aphex Preamp Goes DigitalLots of people have grown to love the sound of the Aphex 107 and 207 tube mic/instrument preamps. Aphex's patented circuitry prevents tube overheating to provide a signal with exceptional presence, detail, and clarity. Now the 207 Digital Preamp takes all the great Aphex features and adds 24-bit/96kHz A/D converters!
Aphex Model 207D Digital Preamp at a Glance:
Great sounding two-channel mic preamp and DI
The Aphex Model 207 is an audiophile quality tube mic preamp without the high cost usually associated with such products. Many users find the 207 exceeds the performance of preamps costing many times more. With a 207 in your setup you'll suddenly hear the subtlety and power of vintage condensers, ribbons, electrets and popular dynamic mics. Even your most expensive microphones will sound better! The 207s instrument inputs are also quieter and have more gain than conventional instrument preamps.
Digital interface for connection to any DAW
With the 207 Digital, Aphex has made it easy to have a great sounding preamp as the front end for your digital setup. The built-in 24-bit/96kHz digital converters provide outputs in S/PDIF and AES/EBU formats for connection to an audio interface or directly to your computer.
Unique limiter circuit increases dynamic range
One thing that makes the 207 Digital so good for DAW recording is Aphex's exclusive MicLim, the only microphone limiter in the world! Drawn from the Model 1100 Model 1788 preamps, MicLim offers up to 20dB gain reduction to prevent overloads - an essential for achieving maximum dynamic range without distortion. MicLim makes the 207 virtually crash-proof!
Ideal for demanding recording situations
The Model 207D captures all the subtleties of voices and instruments that can be missed by the inexpensive mic preamps found in many mixers and DAWs. This detail, dimension and space will greatly improve the overall sound of your recordings. With this improvement in realism comes an enhanced presence allowing for easier placement in the final mix. MicLim allows you to utilize every last bit of digital resolution for the most dynamic recordings possible.
Improves detail and clarity of live vocals
The 207 can bring anything miked up out of the mix by greatly improving detail and presence. Vocals and instruments will have a noticeable improvement in clarity and depth when switched to a Model 207D. Switch Mode power supply offers stable performance even with unstable mains. And the Model 207D's MicLim eliminates those desperate lunges over the mixing console to trim back overloaded preamps!
Two direct boxes for the price of one!
For bass, acoustic guitar and keyboards the Model 207D's low-noise, wide frequency response and tube warmth allow each instrument's unique character to be captured. The MicLim circuit works on the instrument input also, protecting against overload distortion. Plus, a typical mono tube direct box (DI) sells for about the price of the Model 207D - and you get two great DIs plus two great mic preamps, more useful features and Aphex quality all in one box!
Aphex Model 207D Preamp Features:
The Aphex Model 207D delivers crystal-clear sound!
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Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
"OUTSTANDING QUALITY THAT SHOULD COST MUCH MORE."
by Ingvar Estrada from HEnderson, NV.Exceptional results for voice or instrument.
March 18, 2007
Music Background: Singer / Tenor Recording engineer, Producer
As a Singer / tenor- the mic lim has been great for avoiding
distortion and the warmth and clarity are phenominal for this moderate amount o... read more [+]f money.
In conclusion, a High Definition, analogue & digital preamp that can rival or better other preamps that are twice or more it's price and made in the USA as well. close [-]
WONDERFUL AND GREAT PRICE GET IT!
by Ryan Mowdy from Oklahoma CityOkay sometimes you get crazy sometimes you drink too much beer sometimes you are just a gear junkie. Well in this case I bought this for NO REASON. Just to have it. Well kids let me tell you, I use an... read more [+] ALESIS DM10 Drum Set and connect it with 1/4 in. cables into the preamp. First let me say I used to use my 2 Ch. Joe Meek CS w/ EQ, COMP. APHEX BLEW IT AWAY! I Got euphonic from the sound. So its serendipity for me and this really good priced pre can be used for ANYTHING. I am a preamp addict literally I've tried em all (most of em) this should be up there with A Designs, Daking, Etc. Listen save money your ears cannot tell that much of a difference. At any rate BUT THIS PREAMP it is so wonderful plus it has of course Digital Output (S/PDIF) and word clock setttings (moot point for me I use apogee stuff for that). I mean if you have the money talk to the guys at sweetwater they are awesome and get a good API or Vintech, et. al. But for 2 channels and (DI x2) this is great. And a warning I would suggest going to sweetwater for expensive stuff there are other sites that I won't mention where used gear us sold. Get it new get it with technical support. All I know is sweetwater will be my company of choice for the rest of my life and when I'm bored I peruse the site learn so much. I usually don't like big business but people like Sage will help you out to find what you need and I am sure its because this is all of our passions here. I may have to move to Ft. Wayne after I get my degree :) But I do have one complaint - sweetwater you have me hooked on the laffy taffy I DEMAND MORE OF IT IN MY ORDERS banana flavor esp.! And none of those atomic balls that burn your mouth. :)
July 15, 2011
Music Background: Pro. Musician 20 + yrs, audio engineer, et al.
love you guys,
ryan close [-]
Warm & True
by JCI from Chicago, IL USAThis preamp is really nice. I just plug it in & my vocals sound great. It even gave me the confidence to record vocals dry (used to monitor w/ reveb). I also love the warmth it gave my bass using the ... read more [+]DI. Can't wait to get more mics & experiment. Great product. close [-]
September 30, 2006
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Producer
Its a great pre
by ludis taylor from chicago, illinoisThe sonic lift it gives to vocals and instruments, is terrific.This pre has a unique warmth of its own.
October 31, 2006
Music Background: pro musician/ writer/ producer
by Ryan Mowdy from Oklahoma CityThe DI inputs are pretty sweet but the digital I/O is basicaly junk you don't need (i.e. changing the sample rate,, etc.) This does pack a punch for the price but I would save my money and get a Vint... read more [+]ech 1272. However if this is your budget the aphex pre will do just finel.. Not great not bad just average. close [-]
July 26, 2011
Music Background: Pro. Musician 20 + yrs, audio engineer, et al.
Mike, Cheney, WA
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