Daking Mic Pre II



The Mic Pre II is a premium two channel, dual mono, microphone preamp.


The Mic Pre II combines two of Daking’s celebrated stand-alone Mic Pre One units in a single rack space form factor for a surprisingly affordable price. Like the Mic Pre One and the Mic Pre 4T, the Daking Mic Pre II circuitry is based on a classic console design of the ’80s with some upgrades: Variable High Pass Filters on each channel, Cinemag input transformers, class “A” amplification, extremely high headroom (+24) and a single-sided 48V power supply.

The Mic Pre II’s high pass filter is continuously variable from 10-200Hz, and drops at 12dB per octave. It seems to have a magical ability to clean up the muck while making what remains sound even better. It is extremely helpful to DAW users who inadvertently record subsonics that muddy up tracks and mixes.


Key Features:

  • 70dB of gain
  • +24dB of headroom
  • Cinemag input transformers
  • Class A amplification
  • Variable high-pass filter
  • Switchable polarity
  • 20 segment combo VU and “peak hold” LED meter
  • 20dB pad with constant reflected impedance
  • Switchable phantom power
  • Direct 1/4″ instrument inputs on the front panel
  • Electronically balanced XLR and 1/4″ outputs.


Plus, it’s made in usa!


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Cinemag transformer-balanced inputs
THAT Corporation differential output amps
Discrete transistor circuitry
Class "A" amplifiers for the preamp and High-Pass Filter
70dB of gain
Continuously variable Gain Control
20 segment LED VU Meter (-20 to +25)
+23dBu overload indicator
Floating peak indicator
All relay switching with gold bifurcated contacts
Switched +48 Volt Phantom power
20dB pad on mic input
All-metal construction with stainless steel chassis for noise immunity
Custom aluminum knobs
Power supply included
Inputs: 2 x XLR
Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 X TRS
Frequency Response: 11.5Hz to 55kHz
EIN Mic Noise: -124dBu
Noise (Mic): -86dBu
THD+N (Mic): 0.0089%
1U 19” rack-mount case: 17” (43.18cm) width, 8.375” (21.27cm) depth, 1.625 (4.13cm) height
Unit weight: 5.35 lbs. (2.45 kg)
Box weight: 8.70 lbs. (3.95 kg)
Box dimensions: L: 29” (73.66cm) (736.6mm) W: 14” (35.56cm) (355.6mm) H: 6” (15.24cm) (152.4mm)