BAE Audio

BAE 312B

$ 790.00

BAE 312B
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BAE 312B BAE 312B BAE Audio

BAE Audio

BAE 312B

$ 790.00

    • For Gear Heads:

      BAE 312B Signature Series carries the same excellent dynamic range, frequency response and noise performance the BAE 312 series is known for, but with a newly introduced and modified gain structure which utilizes a lower gain Jensen input transformer, designed to compliment louder sources before needing to implement the pad.

      The BAE 312A's higher gain structure occasionally required the pad to be used frequently with louder sources, such as a hot microphone on drums. The 312B uses an alternative Jensen transformer putting it at 9dB's of lower gain to accommodate louder sources without losing the dynamic characteristics of the 312A. This allows engineers the option of owning the 312A as a pre-amp geared toward higher gain and the BAE 312B for toward lower gain.

      The BAE 312B, just like the BAE 312A, features the Avedis® 1122 Discrete Op-Amp and input and output Jensen transformers which use direct-coupled circuitry with no capacitors in the signal path. The input impedance of the BAE 312B is designed to remain consistent, even after the pad is engaged, providing a steady load to the microphone. The characteristics of the 312B offer excellent dynamic range, frequency response, high headroom, and excellent noise performance for a punchy sound which works well with many microphones.

      The BAE 312B is available as a single 500 Series module and as a fully loaded six space lunchbox. It includes a custom pull-on switch tailored to accentuate higher frequencies, a DI for instruments, a Phase Reverse switch, 48V for phantom power, and a PAD switch.

      Layman's Terms:

      BAE 312 B is a single channel 500 Series Mic Preamp.  The 312B is essentially a lower gain version of the BAE 312a.  BAE uses a Jensen transformer to lower the gain by 9db but still allows the 312B pre to retain the 312a's sharp, punchy characteristic it is known for. Ideal for snare, kick and even aggressive vocals.  It's also nice if you are tracking with compression on the back end of the pre....it gives you a bit more headroom to find tune your gain structure on your signal chain.  The BAE 312a is a killer mic pre and one of my favorites to use especially on very snappy, percussive sources...but I do have to use the PAD constantly on louder sources..such as drums.  The 312b helps with this.  Allowing you to turn that gain knob up a tad more to get more of that tone without clipping the input of your A/D converters.


      312B Specifications

      Frequency Response
      5Hz to 75kHz (-3dB)

      Mic Input Impedance
      ≈1400 ohms

      Line Input Impedance
      10k ohms

      DI Input Impedance
      ≈250k ohms

      Output Impedance
      75 ohms

      Common Mode Rejection Ratio
      110dB min @ 60Hz

      Maximum Output Level
      +27.1 dBu @ 600Ω

      Power Requirements
      40mA per Rail (Module)

      Gain dB
      3 to 59 dB

      Equivalent Input Noise
      -120 dBu; Unweighted 300kHz Bandwidth

      1 LBS / 0.45 KG

      Dimensions in Inches
      1.5W x 5.5L x 6D