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Specifications

Front panel, per channel:

  • 1/4" instrument input
  • Variable input impedance - Low, ISA 110, Medium, High
  • Input selection - Mic, Line, Instrument
  • 0 - 30 dB/30 - 60 dB gain switch
  • Phantom power switch
  • Phase invert switch
  • 0 - 60 dB gain in 10 dB steps
  • 0 - +20 dB continuously variable trim
  • Variable high-pass filter with on/off switch
  • Insert point on/off switch
  • Eight-LED user-calibrated level meters
  • Single power switch

Rear panel, per channel:

  • XLR-F mic inputs
  • 1/4" TRS line inputs
  • 1/4" TRS Sends
  • 1/4" TRS Returns
  • XLR-M line output
  • Single peak meter calibration dial
  • Single IEC power socket

Maximum Input and Output Levels

  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu with a THD+N < 0.01% at 1kHz measured with 150 Ω source impedance and 22Hz/22kHz band-pass filter
  • Maximum Microphone Transformer Input Level: +7 dBu with a THD+N < 0.7% at 1kHz measured at 0 dB of gain with 150 Ω source impedance and 22Hz/22kHz band-pass filter

Mic Input Response

  • Gain range: 0 dB to +60 dB in 10 dB steps, plus 0 dB to +20 dB continuously variable trim
  • Input Impedance
    • Low = 600 Ω
    • ISA 110 = 1.4 kΩ
    • Med = 2.4 kΩ
    • High = 6.8 kΩ
  • EIN: Measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 Ω: -127 dB
  • Noise: -97 dBu
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 121 dB relative to max output +24 dBu
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: < 0.0007% at 1 kHz

Frequency Response

  • At minimum gain (0 dB)
    • -0.5 dB at 10 Hz,
    • -1 dB at 135 kHz, relative to 1 kHz
  • At +60 dB gain
    • -6 dB at 10 Hz,
    • -1 dB at 115 kHz, relative to 1 kHz
  • CMRR (Common Mode Rejection Ratio)
    • -94 dB for mic input at 60 Hz for max. output = +24 dBu
    • -91 dB for mic input at 10 kHz for max. output = +24 dBu
  • Crosstalk Channel to Channel: Mic input, with I/P = 0 dBu, gain = 0 dB @ 1 kHz input to channel A, channel B output = -85 dB

Line Input Response

  • Gain Range: -20 dB to +10 dB in 10 dB steps, plus 0 dB to +20 dB continuously variable trim
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ from 10 Hz to 200 kHz
  • Noise: -97 dBu
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 121 dB relative to max output +24 dBu
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: < 0.002% at 1 kHz
  • Frequency Response
    • -0.3 dB at 10 Hz,
    • -1 dB at 80 kHz, relative to 1 kHz
  • Crosstalk Channel to Channel: Channel B output= -91 dB

Instrument Input Response

  • Gain Range: +10 dB to +40 dB continuously variable trim
  • Input Impedance: > 2 MΩ
  • Noise: Minimum gain (+10 dB) = -95 dBu

Frequency Response

  • At minimum gain (+10 dB) 
    • -0.1 dB at 10 Hz,
    • -1 dB at 115 kHz, relative to 1 kHz
  • At maximum gain (+40 dB)
    • -2.5 dB at 10 Hz, 
    • -1 dB at 110 kHz, relative to 1 kHz

High-Pass Filter

  • Roll-Off: 18 dB per octave (3 pole filter)
  • Frequency Range: Continuously variable from 16 Hz to 420 Hz (-3 dB)

Weight and Dimensions

  • W x D x H: 480 mm x 280 mm x 44 mm
  • Weight: 3.7 kg

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Focusrite ISA Two Dual Channel Microphone & Instrument Preamp

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Product Description

You may only need a couple of mic preamps, but they need to be the very best. The ISA Two dual-mono mic pre is the ideal solution: two independent channels of the highest quality classic Focusrite mic pres, with line in and front-panel instrument inputs – no DI box required. Based on the legendary designs found in the Focusrite Forte and Studio Consoles, ISA Two is the ideal front-end for your rack.

Superb sound spanning four different decades

Focusrite’s microphone preamplifiers go back to the original Focusrite ISA 110 modules, when Rupert Neve was commissioned by George Martin in 1985 to create a no-compromise channel strip for his Neve console. Combining the very best solid-state electronics with transformer coupling, Focusrite mic pres have played a key part in the recording of hundreds of hit records and they’re the choice of leading artists, producers and engineers around the world.

Lundahl Transformers

At the heart of the ISA Two is a pair of Lundahl LL1538 transformers. ISA products have relied on Lundahl from the beginning, since their components were originally specified in 1985. The LL1538 features a 3-section winding, resulting in very low leakage inductance and, as a result, an extended frequency response. They’re encapsulated in mu-metal cans to shield them from stray magnetism.

Variable input impedance and up to 80 dB of gain

ISA Two features two classic Focusrite mic preamps, with four impedance settings including the original ISA 110 setting. Variable input impedance allows you to go for an accurate, transparent sound or choose to highlight the character of your favourite vintage mic – and anywhere in between. With up to 80 dB of low-noise gain, ISA Two can perform in the most demanding situations - really bringing your ribbon, condenser or moving coil mics to life.

Insert your choice of processors

Each channel has a fully-balanced insert point accessed via TRS sockets on the rear panel and activated with a front-panel button, so it’s easy to use outboard processors with the ISA Two. Just plug in your choice of EQ, compressor or limiter.

Key Features

  • Lundahl LL1538 mic input transformer
  • Up to 80 dB of gain
  • Variable input impedance
  • User-calibrated metering
  • Front-panel instrument and rear panel line inputs
  • Variable cut-off high-pass filter
  • Rear panel balanced inserts