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Daking Audio Mic Pre II

Dual-channel Microphone Preamplifier
Published December 2018
By Bob Thomas

Daking Audio Mic Pre II

Find out what this vintage-inspired preamp has to offer the modern recordist.

If there’s ever an award for the renaissance man of the audio industry, Daking Audio’s founder and owner, Geoff Daking, is going to be in the frame. He played drums in the 1960s with a platinum-selling US band, became a renowned recording engineer in the 1970s, and a successful studio owner in the 1980s and ‘90s. And in 1993 (as if he weren’t busy enough), Daking started manufacturing his own line of recording equipment. The first product was a discrete, Class-A mic preamp/EQ, based (at the suggestion of the brand’s then US distributor) on a Trident A-Range channel. This was followed a year later by a FET...

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Published December 2018