Earthworks 1024

4-channel Zero Distortion Technology Mic Preamp with 2Hz-100kHz Frequency Response
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Earthworks 1024
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Zero Distortion Technology! Great performance!

If you've been looking for a microphone preamp that conforms to the highest standards of professionalism, you've found it! Earthworks' 1024 Pre is a microphone preamp with a sound as clear and clean as their acclaimed microphones. On the 1024 Mic Preamplifier, the sum of noise plus all types of distortion is 1 part per million. What that means to you is distortion and noise so miniscule, it's practically non-existent! The 1024 gives you four pristine channels in a single rack space. Each channel has an XLR input, and you can apply phantom power via a front panel switch. The phase can be reversed and the channel muted by other front panel switches. Transparent gain is switchable from 5 dB to 60 dB in 5 dB steps. What's more, the 1024 has a 10 volt nominal output capability to take advantage of the capabilities of 24-bit digital. Easily one of the finest mic pres available!

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Additional Media

1022 User Manual
1024 Data Sheet
Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 4
Frequency Response 2Hz-100kHz
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR
Analog Outputs 4 x XLR, 4 x 1/4"
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 10.38"
Width 19"
Weight 6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1024

Customer Reviews

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THE End Game for Pristine Preamps

I know of few elite chefs who order pre-seasoned ingredients; by the same token, I prefer to start with as perfect a representation of the actual performance as possible, and sculpt as necessary during mix. If you're of the same mind, and you're looking for preamps to fit the bill, then you can pretty much stop looking, because this is your desert island box right here. Nothing I've ever heard sounds nearly as true to life as this preamp does, and be it a hot condenser, a picky ribbon, or anything between, you will hear the true character of the mic you choose with this preamp better than with anything else you can buy. If my studio had nothing but these I'd be in hog heaven.
Music background: Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Composer/Musician, Producer

A Masterpiece by David Blackmer

Having used the Millennia, Grace and Benchmark preamps this Earthworks unit is in a league of its own. It's as true to the source as they come. This thing transmits such a startling 3D image it's almost haunting. It's dead quiet and has gobs of headroom and gain. The beauty is that the 1024 delivers the precise characteristics of what ever mic you hook it up to. Of course paired with an Earthworks mic the combo serves up a vividness that has to be heard to be believed. If I ever see fit to add coloration into my mix I would rather start with the cleanest and truest signal possible and then process after for effect. Without a doubt the finest preamp I've ever owned. A masterpiece by the legendary David Blackmer.
Music background: Pro Musician, Producer/Engineer, Band and Orchestra Director
See also: Earthworks, Earthworks Preamps