GML 8302

Transformerless 2-channel Mic Preamp with Power Supply
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GML 8302
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Two-Channel Preamp Perfection!

From the legendary George Massenburg Labs comes the GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier, a stereo version of the famed 8300 Mic Pre, considered a world standard for studio and demanding live performance use.

GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier at a Glance:
  • A no-compromise preamp in one 1U rackmount case
  • all-discrete transistor circuits are completely transformerless
  • Incredible dynamic range

A two-channel version of a classic
The GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier expands upon the time-tested 8300 Mic Pre, world renowned for its life-like realism, high resolving power, and reference-standard transparency. Whether you use it for recording or in a live performance situation that demands ultimate performance, the 8302 will deliver pristine sound with flexible control. Affordably priced, the 8302 is hand built and calibrated in limited production quantities using selected components.And all in a 1U rackmount case!

Transformerless circuits
The 8302's all-discrete, bipolar transistor circuit topologies are completely transformerless with no FETs, ICs, or electrolytic capacitors in the signal path. Even the outputs are direct-coupled; proven active servos remove DC without adding any artificial color.

15dB to 70dB input gain for any sound source
From 15dB up to a whopping 70dB of amplification, the 8302's input gain is selectable in precise 5dB steps. It accommodates all sources from low output ribbon mics through semi-pro keyboards to inserts in super hot mastering chains with one knob. A +24dBv CLIP indicator warns of any impending overloads and switchable phantom powering is built in.

GML8302 Two-Channel Microphone Preamplifier Features:
  • Completely transformerless circuitry
  • Balanced XLR inputs (2) and outputs (2)
  • Switchable phantom power per channel
  • Front panel overload indicator lights at +24dBv
  • Includes power supply
The GML8302 Microphone Preamplifier: preamp perfection!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Phantom Power Yes
Digital Inputs No Digital Inputs
Digital Outputs No Digital Outputs
Computer Connectivity No Computer Connectivity
Height 1.75"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number 8302

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A transparent preamp with a diamond head

These are quite possibly the best transparent preamps on the planet. They sound big, open, uncolored, and they highlight detail. If you are recorded amazing source material, these preamps will help you capture your material in the most hifi and detailed way. Pair them with your favorite LCD and watch them work! They will represent your source material and microphone impeccably. George Massenburg is the man!
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See also: GML, GML Preamps