M Pro Audio has announced an 8-channel mic preamp ($299), an 8-channel optical compressor ($649), and a pair of tube-based mic preamps.
The OC8 is a 2U device with eight discrete optical compressors and a Class A transformerless signal path. The SM PR8MKII 8-channel mic preamp is also a 2U device that can be fitted with an ADAT Lightpipe digital output. Every channel on the preamp includes 48V phantom power, phase reverse, and a 20 dB pad.
SM Pro Audio also offers a pair of tube mic preamps. The Red Valve series includes the TB101 (1-channel, $199)) and TB202 (2-channel, $319), which incorporate 12AX7 tubes in the design, phantom power and phase reverse switches, an optical compressor, a 20 dB pad, and EQ circuitry. For more information, visit www.kaysound.com, the company's North American distributor.