German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin has announced the launch of the V402, a state-of-the-art microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. The V402 is Neumann’s first-ever stand-alone microphone preamp – although the company has created several generations of top-quality preamp modules for its mixing consoles, such as the now legendary V 476 B of the 1980s. Like its predecessors, the V 402 preamplifier is conceived as the perfect complement to all Neumann and other high-class studio microphones.
According to Vipin Pungalia, Director, Professional Segment, Sennheiser India, “We are thrilled to launch the all new Neumann V402 pre-amplifier in India. The Neumann V402 is the first-ever stand-alone microphone preamp which is designed to preserve the integrity of the microphone’s sound image. It provides the ideal signal path perfectly complimenting all Neumann microphones- to reveal the truest form of voices and instruments. We have seen a phenomenal response globally and look forward to seeing how consumers respond to this product in India.”
The V 402 is a dual channel microphone preamplifier carefully designed to maintain the sonic integrity of the original signal. Its unique transformer less circuitry amplifies the microphone signal without unwanted coloration or sonic artefacts, such as noise and distortion. While this is also often claimed for simple preamps such as those in audio interfaces, the V 402 is built to much higher standards.
The V 402 is equipped with a studio grade headphone amplifier ensuring uncompromised monitoring quality at the recording stage. Independent volume controls for each channel allow to dial in a latency-free monitoring mix without affecting the recorded signal.
Handmade in Germany with Meticulous Attention to Detail
As a true Neumann product, the V 402 is characterized by exacting attention to every detail. For example, the DI input is also designed for sonic purity. Its novel high-impedance input stage captures the sound of electric guitars and basses as well as other instruments with no loss of detail and free from audible noise. Its switchable high pass removes rumble and pops very effectively without signal degradation.
A 20-dB pad allows the V 402 to be used with high-level sources up to 28 dBu without distortion.
The V 402 comes in a 2U 19” rack enclosure measuring 89 mm x 483 mm x 242 mm.
Priced at INR 2,19,000, the Neumann V 402 preamplifier will be available in India from 06 November onwards on authorized retail partners.