Focusrite ISA One Desktop Microphone Preamp


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Focusrite ISA One Desktop Microphone Preamp

  • Focusrite ISA One Desktop Microphone Preamp

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Focusrite ISA One Desktop Microphone Preamp

Featuring a rugged, portable all-metal enclosure, ISA One combines the classic Focusrite microphone preamp with a flexible, independent DI channel and optional 192kHz precision A-D conversion. At the heart of the ISA range is the microphone preamplifier with its Lundahl input transformer – essentially the same circuit, based on the original ISA 110, that has been used for 30 years in successive Focusrite designs. The input transformer imparts a special character to the sound that can't be truly emulated in any other way, while the modern twist of variable input impedance allows for a new degree of flexibility.

Front Panel DI

Whether you're an artist, engineer or producer, you'll appreciate the versatility of the ISA One, with its front-panel DI input. The DI includes low/high impedance switching and an amplifier output, and its own feed to the optional A-D converter and separate rear-panel XLR output.

Focusrite ISA One Desktop Microphone Preamp

Mic Input Response

  • Gain range (Mic): 0dB to 60dB in 10dB steps 20 dB of variable gain
  • EIN (Mic): -126dB measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm terminating impedance and 22Hz/22kHz band-pass filter
  • Noise (Mic): Noise at output with unity gain (0 dB) and 22 Hz-22 kHz band pass filter-97 dBu
  • Signal-To-Noise ratio (Mic): 106 dB relative to max headroom (9dBu)
  • Frequency response (Mic): At minimum gain (0 dB)-0.5dB down at 10Hz and -3dB down at 125kHz
  • CMRR (Mic): 98dB (Channel 1, 1kHz, maximum gain with 24 dBu input)
  • Crosstalk Channel To Channel (Mic): With 10dB@1kHz input to chA, chB output =104dBrA. With 10dB@10kHz input to chA, chB output = 84dBrA

Line Input Response

  • Gain range (Line): -20dB to 10dB in 10dB steps 20 dB of variable gain
  • Input impedance (Line): 10 kO from 10 Hz to 200 kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion noise (Line): Measured with a 0 dBu input signal, and a 22 Hz-22 kHz band pass filter0.0001
  • Frequency response (Line): At unity gain (0 dB)-0.3dB down at 10Hz and -3dB down at 200kHz

Instrument Input Response

  • Gain range (Instrument): 10dB to 40dB continuously variable
  • Input impedance (Instrument): High = greater than 1M Low =greater than 300k
  • THD (Instrument): At minimum gain ( 10)

High-Pass filter

  • Roll-off: 18 dB per octave (3 pole filter)
  • Frequency: Fixed 75Hz measured at the 3dB down point

Weight and Dimension

  • W x D x H: 220mm (W) x 104mm (H) x 254 - 290mm
  • 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)

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