Introducing the Neumann V402 Preamp
The V402 is a state-of-the-art dual-channel microphone preamplifier with an integrated studio-grade headphone amplifier. Its transformerless circuitry is designed for maximum transparency and sonic purity. The V402 is thus the perfect complement to all Neumann microphones in order to unveil the true character of voices and instruments.
Neumann V402 in one take
- A perfect complement to all Neumann microphones
- Fully transparent sound without unwanted coloration
- DI inputs with high impedance for a brilliant sound
- Studio-quality headphone amplifier for precise monitoring
- Handmade in Germany
The Perfect Match
The V402 is Neumann’s first-ever stand-alone microphone preamp, although Neumann created several generations of top-quality preamp modules for its mixing consoles, such as the now legendary V476 B of the 1980s. Technology, of course, has moved on. Yet the fundamental question remains: What would be the perfect preamp for Neumann and other high-quality studio microphones? Neumann microphones, current or vintage, have always been engineered for sonic perfection. The V402 preamplifier is thus designed to preserve the integrity of the microphone’s sound image. At any gain setting, it neither adds nor detracts. Perfection cannot be perfected!
Natural Splendor from Neumann
The Neumann V402 is designed for the highest degree of linearity and sonic purity. It amplifies the microphone signal without unwanted coloration or sonic artifacts such as noise and distortion.
The DI inputs, too, are designed for sonic purity and will capture the sound of electric guitars and bass guitars as well as other instruments without coloration or loss of detail. Sophisticated circuitry and a very high input impedance ensure a brilliant sound with no audible noise.
A switchable 20 dB pad allows the V402 to be used with high level sources up to 28 dBu without distortion. The high pass function is carefully designed to remove pops and rumble without signal degradation.
For easy monitoring, the V402 is equipped with a studio-grade headphone amplifier ensuring superb monitoring quality at the recording stage.
|Frequency Range||<10 Hz to >100 kHz (-3 [email protected] 40 dB Gain)|
|Mains Power Supply: Input Voltage; frequency||100-120 V and 220-240 V; 50 Hz/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||max. 25 W|
|Ground Lift||switchable on/off|
|Microphone Inputs: Connector||2 x XLR 3 F|
|Microphone Inputs: Input Impedance||approx. 3 kΩ|
|Microphone Inputs: Minimum Gain||+20 dB (PAD off)|
|Microphone Inputs: Maximum Gain||+60 dB (PAD off)|
|Microphone Inputs: Attenuation PAD switchable||off/-20 dB|
|Microphone Inputs: Maximum Input Level (PAD off)||+8 dBu|
|Microphone Inputs: Maximum Input Level (PAD on)||+28 dBu|
|Power Supply (P48, IEC 61938)||48 V, max. ≥ 10 mA, switchable on/off|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Active||switchable on/off|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Connector||2 x Jack 6.3 mm (1/4”), mono, unbalanced (front)|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Input Impedance||3.3 MΩ|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Maximum Input Level||+21 dBu|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Minimum Gain||0 dB (PAD off)|
|Hi-Z Inputs: Maximum Gain||+40 dB (PAD off)|
|Bargraphs per Channel||-24 dBu to +24 dBu in 6 dB steps|
|Bargraphs Peak Hold||indication @ +24 dBu (hold time approx. 3 sec.)|
|Headphone Output: Mono/Stereo||switchable|
|Headphone Output: Connector||jack 6.3 mm (1/4”), stereo (front)|
|Headphone Output: Volume Control||for left & right channel + Master|
|Headphone Output: Output Impedance||approx. 2 Ω|
|Headphone Output: Maximum Output Level||+20 dBu into 150 Ω load impedance|
|Outputs: Connector||2 x XLR 3 M|
|Outputs: Output Impedance||approx. 200 Ω|
|Outputs: Maximum Output Level||+26 dBu into 1 kΩ load impedance|
|High Pass Filter||60 Hz, 12 dB/oct, switchable on /off|
|Product Dimensions (height x width x depth)||89mm x 483 mm x 242 mm|