Sonora is a two-channel, solid-state preamp that can take mic, line and instrument signals. Input connections are on the front panel of the device, with outputs on the rear in XLR and quarter-inch jack formats. Each channel is capable of supplying up to 60dB of gain, and there are switches for engaging phantom power, a 20dB pad and a high-pass filter, which rolls off low-frequency information below 75Hz. Simple signal and clip LEDs provide basic metering.
Sontronics say that the Sonora is “a perfect solution for just about everything”, thanks to a fast transient-response time and flat frequency response (apparently it varies by just ±0.1dB in the band between 20Hz and 20kHz). It costs £399 including VAT in the UK and $699 in the USA.
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