Boosts signal and sonic transparency for low-output microphones
Buena Park, CA, October 2022 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading provider of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is excited to announce the newest addition to its in-line microphone adapter collection, the MPA-149 Mic Preamp.
When using low-output dynamic or passive ribbon microphones, a consistent struggle is the introduction of noise from external preamps. Consoles, mixing boards, interfaces, and other preamps can sometimes require the gain to be maxed out, amplifying unwanted noise and often still being too quiet in overall volume. The Hosa MPA-149 Mic Preamp provides an immediate 26dB’s of gain with an impressive – 97dBu signal-to-noise ratio, giving users a very clean and immediate gain boost for louder, clearer microphone performance.
Many volume-boost solutions include more cables, electronics, and failure points, whereas the Hosa MPA-149 simply connects directly into the microphone. This convenient solution makes it ideal for podcasters, streamers, public speakers, and gigging professionals relying on unpredictable venue preamps to power low-output ribbon or dynamic mics. The Hosa MPA-149 only needs a preamp supplying 48V phantom power, but does not pass the phantom power onto the microphone.
The Hosa MPA-149 utilizes a discrete Class-A circuit design and selected FET circuitry to help achieve a clean signal path and low-noise operation. Its compact metal housing is designed to perform reliably in any circumstance, whether it’s standing up to harsh environmental changes, eccentric performances, or getting thrown in and out of gig bags on the road.
“With so many microphones to choose from on the market today, many customers are purchasing dynamic and ribbon microphones that, depending on their application, may require more output”, adds David Chavez, Hosa’s Director of Product Development and Marketing. “Our new MPA-149 Mic Preamp resolves this very issue, and does so in a high-quality, affordable form-factor that the Hosa brand is known for.”
The new Hosa MPA-149 Mic Preamp is available at an MSRP of $127.45.
About Hosa Technology
Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical instrument and professional audio industries. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Hosa Technology’s consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio. For more information about Hosa Technology, please visit www.hosatech.com.