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Single-channel analog microphone / instrument preamplifier



The Tierra Audio Lava Preamp features advanced handmade analog electronics, that offer a slow transient response, thus generating a more homogenous sensation in the final sound. The Lava Preamp instantly provides more definition and dynamics that will settle into the mix with pinpoint accuracy. Its overwhelming headroom will keep alive all the dynamic range of your instruments, with a well-defined sound and low-end is consolidated All this without relinquishing awesome aesthetics and environmentally friendly industrial design, down to the finest detail.

Dedicated to those who pursue an organic sound, warm and with presence.

Thanks to the odd harmonics excitation of the frequency spectrum and their distortion during the linear phase, the new Lava Preamp Original Edition will provide your sound with a broader presence in the mix.

Its advanced handmade analog electronics offer a slow transients' response, thus generating a more homogenous sensation in the final sound.

All this without relinquishing awesome aesthetics and environmentally friendly industrial design, down to the finest detail.

Harmonize the voice
Connect your favorite microphone to Lava Preamp and instantly obtain much more definition and the dynamics that will settle the voice into the mix with pinpoint accuracy.

But there is even more: due to the odd harmonics' excitation Lava Preamp generates a psychoacoustic effect that conceals slight off-key mistakes. Thus, the resulting sound would fit better in the mix.

Voices "In-Your-Face"
What do the most groundbreaking speech of an action movie, a deep historical documentary voice-over, or the smooth whispers of an ASMR podcast have in common

Presence: that is the right answer.

Lava Preamp is the best option to highlight the voice in the foreground, giving it more presence and definition. All the frequency range will come into play in a homogeneous way, due to its transistors' linear distortion, locating your voice above all else.

Change the strings
Lava Preamp is the best buddy for stringed instruments. Thanks to its overwhelming headroom you will be able to keep alive all the dynamic range of these instruments.

Acoustic or Flamenco guitar, violins, cellos... From the most subtle vibration to the most powerful strumming, Lava Preamp will provide you with the color and dynamic range ideal for each situation.

Ultra-solid basses
Everything flows when basses are well-defined and the mix low-end is consolidated. All great contemporary mixes share this secret. With Lava Preamp your final mix will remain firmly fixed to the ground.
  • Handmade in Madrid
  • Carnhill Transformers
  • SIFAM VU meter
  • Gold plated connectors
  • Made with pure cherry wood
  • Light and robust
  • One device, one tree - one tree is planted in exchange for each sold device
  • Microphone input : Input impedance: 300 or 1200 when activating HI-Z.
    Instrument input : Input impedance: 400 k.
    Output : Maximum output: +20 dBu with max. 0.1% THD.
    Harmonic distortion (THD) : Less than 0,03% at +4 dBu output in the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
    Frequency response : From 20 Hz to 20 kHz (0.5 dB at 20 Hz, -0,5 dB at 20 kHz).
    Gain level : From +15 dB to +70 dB (in steps of 5 dB).
    Output impedance : Less than 80 , Transformer Balanced and earth free.
    Noise floor : Less than -86 dBu.
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) : 102 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz.
    Power source : Two configurable voltage source settings on the back panel: 110 V AC 60 Hz and 220 V AC 50 Hz.
    Operating temperature range : Between 32º and 104º Fahrenheit (between 0º and 40º Celsius).
    Power source fuse : 500 mA.
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