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Neumann V402

Microphone Preamp



The V 402 is Neumann’s newest microphone preamp since the launch of the legendary V 476b in the 1980s, which is still widely used and highly regarded in many professional studios. As technology has since advanced, Neumann has continued the quest to create the top-performing preamp for Neumann and other high-quality studio microphones. Neumann microphones, current or vintage, have always been engineered for sonic perfection. The V 402 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!

The Neumann V 402 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. These days even inexpensive preamps claim to be “linear” and “neutral” but they often lack finesse and sonic detail; the output signal appears “dull” and “grey”, especially at higher gain settings. It took meticulous engineering, rigorous measurements, and elaborate listening tests to create a preamplifier that is worthy of the Neumann name. The V 402 retains the original signal in full detail, letting its true colors shine.

Main Features:
• Two-channel state-of-the-art transformerless microphone preamp
• Two studio-quality instrument inputs with very high impedance
• Switchable low-cut removes rumble without signal degradation
• Exceptionally clean headphone amplifier
• Easy monitoring mix with volume control for each channel
• Handmade in Germany

• Frequency Range: <10 Hz to >100 kHz (-3 dB@ 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
• Weight: 6.2 kg
• Operating Conditions: 0°C to +50°C; < 75% RH@ +40°C; non-condensing
• Transport/Storage Conditions: -25°C to +70°C; < 95% RH; non-condensing
• Working Altitude: < 2000 m

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