MASTER Tape Head Preamp
November 19, 2019

MASTER TRIDENT Tape Head Preamplifier

$19,000.00

The Merrill Audio MASTER TRIDENT Tape Head Preamplifier design for is to be the ultimate for Professionals in Tape Reproduction of Master Tapes working with Multiple Reel to Reel Tape Machines.? With 3 inputs, HF adjustments, volume Adjustments, Balance Adjustments and VU Meter Adjustments, the Professional Recording Engineer can customize each input with 3 different settings that can be saved. With Master Tapes, there is a great deal of information, a huge Dynamic Contrast between the loud and the soft, much faster transients and immediacy. Voice, strings, percussions, horns all play with greater ease. The room echo provides lingering decay as does the sound boards of the Guitar, Piano and strings. There are rich, abundant harmonics from the musical instruments that are highly complex and integrated. All of this must be kept intact and separated, without masking another, without removing detail and decay, while being natural, have the ability to provide instantaneous transients.

EQ available3.75 IPS NAB
7.5 IPS NAB
7.5 IPS IEC
15 IPS NAB
15 IPS IEC
30 IPS IEC2
Channel Balance0dB to 71dB selectable in 1024 increments
Color Touch Screen480?800 TFT Capacitive Touch Screen, 5? screen
S/NBetter than 110dB
Gain71dB, with ?level control from 0dB to 71dB output selectable in 1024 settings
InputBalanced
# of Inputs3 Balanced Inputs
# settings3 Saved Settings per input, total 9 settings.
OutputBalanced
Output Impedance50 ohms
Maximum output voltage24 volts
External power supply Standard
Dual Mono design
Display configurable for brightness10 brightness settings
FootersIsoacoustics GAIA III
DimensionsMASTER TRIDENT Tape Head Preamp, 430mm (17?) x 400mm (16?) x 110mm (4.4?) without footers. 430mm (17?) x 400mm (16?) x 150mm (5.9?) with footers
External Kratos II Power Supply, 153mm (6?) x 88mm (3.5) x 310mm ( 12.2? )