Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMAItem ID: MonoGama
500 Series microphone preamp with Discrete Operational Amplifier, Jensen input transformer and Transformer Switching Matrix
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Amazing 500 Series Mic PreThe Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama 500 Series mic preamp will make any signal you put through it sound great. A formidable piece of no-compromise engineering, the Mono Gama (Golden Age Microphone Amp) slips into your API 500 Series compatible rack and delivers massive, punchy, full-frequency sonics with extraordinary depth and "air." Through the Mono Gama, vocals authoritatively command the spotlight - and the Mono Gama is also perfect for line level signals, handily coaxing even weak signals into compliance. If you're ready to step up to an astonishingly good preamp, give the Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama a serious listen.
Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama 500 Series mic preamp at a Glance:
Exceptional clarity and transient response
At the heart of the Mono Gama is the Shadow Hills Discrete Operational Amplifier. Notable for its exceptional clarity and lightning-fast transient response, this op amp is responsible for the Mono Gama's remarkable transparency and absence of coloration. If you've got a track that needs coloration, however - read on.
Shape your sound with the Transformer Switching Matrix
A unique feature of the Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama is its Transformer Switching Matrix, which lets you choose between Nickel or Steel transformers - or Discrete (the transformerless setting) - to compliment whatever you're recording. Nickel gives you ruler-flat low end, and a slight (1dB) boost at 10k. Steel adds the personality of a 1dB boost at 40Hz, with a tight Q. The Discrete position yields startlingly fast transients and unmatched clarity.
Seriously built to sound great
The uncompromising build of the Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama is, of course, to a large degree responsible for its amazing performance. Starting with an original Jensen input transformer, and ending with the innovative Transformer Switching Matrix, every component was painstakingly selected based on its contribution to the overall design objective: stunning sound quality. Of course, the Mono Gama is fitted with everything you expect in a world-class professional mic pre: phantom power, polarity switching, and an attenuation control that gives you an 18dB range on incoming mic signals, or 8dB on the line input.
With its impressive sound and performance, ease of operation, and weapons-grade build quality, the Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama belongs in your 500 Series arsenal.
Shadow Hills Industries Mono Gama 500 Series mic preamp Features:
Pop a Shadow Hills Mono Gama mic pre in your 500 Series rack and be amazed!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Terrific Sounding, Versatile Preamps...One of our Go-To's!
by SnareBuzz Studios from Raleigh, NCShadow Hills Mono Gama preamps are amongst the finest sounding microphone preamps that I've come across...so much so that I have 4 of these in my current studio setup. The mono gama really does have ... read more [+]3 unique voices and I've found situations where each of them was the most appropriate for a given situation. These preamps really do allow you to dial in tone. I also have to say that the service & attention to customers that Shadow Hills pays is really second to none...can't say enough positive things about Peter Reardon's company..... If I could only have 1 flavor of preamp, my choice would definitely be Shadow Hills! close [-]
April 11, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer
My favorite 500 Series preamp
by from Los Angeles, CAMy absolute favorite 500 series preamp. The SH Mono GAMA is so versatile having three modes - Nickel, Steel and Discrete. All three get used in our studio every day. A KM84 or JJ Audio modded Oktava M... read more [+]K012 in discrete or nickel mode for acoustic guitars or a Miktek CV4 or U87 in either transformer mode for vocals. Even my inexpensive, but lovely sounding Stellar CM6 is gorgeous through this preamp on the right vocalist. The MG has a mid-forwardness in nickel mode through the right mic that I love. Handles all my important overdubs with ease. close [-]
March 21, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Producer, Pro Musician
A Lot Like API
by Shane from United StatesThis pre-amp has so many characteristics of the API 512's its a super hot pre barely have to turn up the input gain and its already pushing. Great for like an aggressive rap style and perfect for elec... read more [+]tric guitars and drums. This pre is a little more versatile than the API so for me its worth the extra $60 but if thats not your thing go with the API because they are in the same boat sound wise. close [-]
March 2, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Musician
by Alex Scott from Denver, COI've had this for about a year now and love it!
February 9, 2012
This black magic box is too good for mere mortals! In the Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA, there are three classic signal paths for the price of one. On one extreme is the nickel-wound transformer that gives a slight boost in the midrange, and at the other is the steel-wound transformer which offers a low end bump. Right in the middle is an uncolored, discrete sound that is more of a wire with gain. The knobs and switches are mil-spec and make you feel like you should be piloting a submarine or tank. It's what you want for weapons-grade recordings!
Jordan, Marquette, MI
Shadow Hills Industries Mono GAMA
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