Rentals - CONVERTERS AND MICROPHONE PREAMPS

Hollywood Sound Systems has one of the largest pro audio rental selections in the Los Angeles region — including new and vintage audio equipment, microphones, PA and monitor systems, mixers, and so much more. Our online list reflects only a part of our full inventory — if there’s a product you would like that isn't listed here, call us. Our rental agents are ready to assist you!

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Microphone Preamps

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AEA TRP MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The AEA TRP – aka "The Ribbon Pre" – is a 2-channel ultra high-gain and impedance FET ribbon mic preamp tailored specifically for low output ribbon mics but also suitable for moving coil dynamics and tube mics with dedicated power supplies; a simple yet powerful box.

API 512C is available at Hollywood Sound Systems

API 512C MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The API 512C 2-channel mic to line amplifier module features high headroom – with 65 dB of gain on the mic preamp and 50 dB on the line/instrument side – and is noted for its versatility in a number of recording applications from vocals to drums, and with nearly any mic, too.

APHEX 107 Mic Preamplifier is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

APHEX 107 MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The APHEX 107 "Tubessence" Mic Preamplifier features 2 independent mic channels – each with switchable 48V phantom power, phase invert, 80Hz low cut, 20 dB pad and gain control – and offers solid-state circuitry low-noise with good transient response while bringing a hint of tube warmth to vocals.

AVALON VT737SP available at Hollywood Sound Systems

AVALON VT737SP PREAMP

The AVALON VT737SP is a 1-channel Class A vacuum tube preamp with sweepable EQ and opto-compression – featuring a higher-performance mic input transformer with 48 volt phantom selection – and a balanced line input with discrete high-level Class A circuitry.

The AVALON VT747SP mic preamp is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

AVALON VT747SP PREAMPLIFIER

The AVALON VT747SP is a 1-channel Class A vacuum tube preamp with 6-bank program EQ and opto-compression, L-R output level, gain reduction metering, and internal regulated power supplies – all in a 2U space.

BEYERDYNAMIC  MV100 Mic Preamplifier at Hollywood Sound Systems

BEYERDYNAMIC MV100 MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The Beyerdynamic MV100 dual channel mic preamplifier has a 3-position gain switch, unbalanced analog outputs, low-cut filter and provides 48V phantom power; DC powered using 2 9-volt batteries or can be powered with an LG 100 power supply.

The Chandler Passive TG mic preamp is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

CHANDLER PASSIVE TG Mic Preamplifier

The CHANDLER PASSIVE TG Channel "Abbey Road" mic preamplifier combines a single TG2 mic preamp with the 3-band progressive Q equalizer designed from the TG Series mixing console.

The CHANDLER GERMANIUM mic preamp is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

CHANDLER GERMANIUM Mic Preamp

The CHANDLER GERMANIUM 1-channel Class A Preamp runs on +40 volt power, high current, and has a +34 output before clipping; delivers warm smooth sound.

The CHANDLER TG2 Mic Preamp is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

CHANDLER TG2 MIC PREAMP

The CHANDLER TG2 is a 2-channel "Abbey Road" mic pre featuring the same discrete transformer balanced amplifiers as the TG Series limiter – offers a creamy smooth tone with open, clear top end.

FOCUSRITE SAFFIRE PRO 40 is available at Hollywood Sound Systems

FOCUSRITE SAFFIRE PRO 40 MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The flexible FOCUSRITE SAFFIRE PRO 40 is a powerful audio interface that features 8-channel mic pre A/D with +48v phantom power, 10 output D/A, 96kHz, 24bit, ADAT, and Firewire.

GRACE LABS Model 801 mic preamplifier is available at Hollywood Sound Systems

GRACE LABS MODEL 801 Mic PREAMPLIFIER

Grace Labs Model 801 is an 8-channel microphone preamp designed to capture subtle ambient details and complex harmonics – provides a fully balanced signal path from start to finish resulting in a wider dynamic range and open, clear sonic picture.

The M-Audio OCTANE Mic Preamplifier is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

M-AUDIO OCTANE MIC PREAMP

The M-Audio Octane 8-channel mic pre and converter feeds both individual analogue output – and an ADAT digital lightpipe connector via onboard 24-bit converters; supports two sample rates – 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz.

THE MANLEY MIC PRE is available at Hollywood Sound Systems

MANLEY MIC PREAMPLIFIER

The Manley 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier is primarily designed for use with condenser microphones – 40 to 60 dB of gain are selectable in 5 dB steps by varying the amount of overall negative feedback on the gain switch.

MANLEY VOXBOX Tube Channel Strip is at Hollywood Sound Systems

MANLEY VOXBOX Tube Channel Strip

The Manley all-tube VOXBOX channel strip is a professional voice processor combining the Manley Mono Mic Preamp, a lower ratio compressor, 3-band EQ, and DeEsser with second ELOP limiter at the end – works well on some instruments as well as for voice.

MILLENNIA HV-3C Microphone Preamp at Hollywood Sound Systems

MILLENNIA HV-3C Microphone Preamp

The MILLENIA HV-3C Microphone Preamp is a dual-channel microphone preamp designed to transmit mic signals to recording devices “uncolored” – featuring transformerless input, balanced audio path, and ambience retrieval – records vividly realistic musical performances.

NEVE 1073 Mic Pre at Hollywood Sound Systems

NEVE 1073 MIC PREAMPLIFIER

A classic piece of audio equipment – a favorite of sound engineers and musicians – the NEVE 1073 2-Channel Class A Microphone Preamplifier adds warmth and subtle ambience to your recordings while maintaining spatial positioning – to more effectively capture the essence of the sound.

NEVE 1272 MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER is at Hollywood Sound Systems.

NEVE 1272 MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER

The Neve 1272 is the well-know 2-channel Class A microphone preamp that is considered one of the best preamps ever made – used on countless legendary recordings and projects.

The PreSonus ACP88 is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

PreSonus ACP88

The PreSonus ACP88 is a fully variable compressor with 8 independent channels, sidechain send and return to enable spectral processing – and features attack, release, ratio, threshold, makeup gain controls, and selectable soft- or hard-knee compression – all the parameters you expect from a professional compressor.

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PreSonus DIGIMAX Mic Pre

The PreSonus Digimax is a classic multi-channel preamplifier – featuring 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz ADAT Optical output.

Studio-Tech Model 44D available at Hollywood Sound Systems

STUDIO-TECH MODEL 44-D AUDIO INTERFACE

Studio-Tech’s Model 44D Audio Interface allows the interface of 2 channels of analog line-level audio to and from applications that use Dante audio-over-Ethernet networking technology – with features such as PoE and 12 Vdc powering, input/output level metering; for portable, table-top, or rack-mounted use.

SUMMIT TPA-200B Dual Tube Preamplifier is at Hollywood Sound Systems.

SUMMIT TPA-200B DUAL TUBE PREAMPLIFIER

The Summit TPA-200B Dual Tube Preamplifier is a 2-channel preamplifier that combines a classic tube and transformer front end design with a more modern solid state output stage – featuring 3 input types – microphone input, line level input and front panel Hi-Z input. The unit is equally suited for tracking and mixing duties due to the constantly variable input and output gain that can overdrive the tubes in any amount.

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Yamaha AD-8HR

24 bit, 96K 8 Channel A/D with 8 Mic Pre/+48v and AES/EBU output

Converters

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Apogee AD-16X

The Apogee AD-16X is a sixteen channel analog to digital converter, housed in a single rack space chassis. The unit features a redesigned power supply, standard 192kHz sampling rates and the same C777 clocking technology found in Apogee's Big Ben master clock for jitter free conversion. 16 channel A/D interface, 192kHz, 24bit, UV22, AES, ADAT, optional Firewire or Pro Tools Digilink cards

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Apogee DA-16X

The Apogee AD-16X is a sixteen channel Digital to Analog converter, housed in a single rack space chassis. The unit features a redesigned power supply, standard 192kHz sampling rates and the same C777 clocking technology found in Apogee's Big Ben master clock for jitter free conversion. 16 channel D/A interface, 192kHz, 24bit, UV22, AES, ADAT, optional Firewire or Pro Tools Digilink Cards

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Apogee Rosetta 800

The Rosetta 800 gives you eight channels of superior AD/DA conversion at sample rates of up to 192k, Apogee's "SoftLimit", "UV22HR", and their advanced "Intelliclock". The Rosetta 800 is a premium digital recording solution that is built for the professional recording facility yet economical enough for the project studio. 8 channel A/D, D/A converter, AES, optical, HD.

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AUDINATE Dante AVIO 2x2 USB I/O Adapter (ADP-USB-AU-2X2)

The Audinate Dante AVIO USB adapter (ADP-USB-AU-2X2) lets you connect any computer to a Dante audio network with zero software installation, and can be used with any audio application for playout or recording. Ideal for conference rooms and presentation events.

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Dante-MY16-AUD2 Mini-YGDAI Card for Dante

The Dante-MY16-AUD2 card is a fully compatible Yamaha Mini-YGDAI card that Dante enables your Yamaha mixer, processor or power amp. The Dante-MY16-AUD2 provides 16 bidirectional audio channels (8 at 96 kHz) and full Dante network audio redundancy over Gigabit Ethernet. Features - 2x RJ-45 connectors for Dante I/O, 1x D-sub 9 pin connector for RS232-C. Allows direct PC or Mac audio input and output without the need for an audio interface.

DPA MMA-A available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

DPA MMA-A Digital Audio Interface

The DPA MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a pocket-sized 2-channel microphone preamplifier and A/D converter for capturing or streaming high-quality audio to your laptop or iOS device. Designed to be used with DPA mics that have a Micro-Dot connector, the MMA-A records in mono, dual mono, or stereo – ideal for a variety of recording applications. Works with any iOS device – MAC or PC; access advanced features – such as gain-control, low-cut filters, and the ability to store settings – by downloading DPA’s free app.

FiberPlex Technologies TD-7280 at Hollywood Sound Systems

FiberPlex Technologies TD-7280

The FiberPlex Technologies TD-7280 converts line level stereo analog audio to fiber for long or short haul transport and also features a multi-format serial data connection and bi-directional pair of contact closures, a powerful problem solver when it comes to routing audio.

The MOTU V4HD is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

MOTU V4HD

The MOTU V4HD turns a Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer into a powerful HD/SD video production workstation – providing hardware-accelerated capture and playback of DVCProHD, DVCPro50, and DVCPro25 video streams, plus 8- and 10-bit uncompressed SD in both FCP and Premiere Pro, all with convenient plug-and-play FireWire connectivity and CPU-efficient intra-frame editing.

The Otari FS-96 at Hollywood Sound Systems.

OTARI FS-96

The Otari FS-96 converts signal formats and sample rates of digital audio signals – supporting 4 professional digital audio formats – ADAT, AES/EBU, SDIF-2, TDIF-1, and one “optional” format (MADI or mLAN); 24 channels of digital audio signals in one format can be converted simultaneously to all the other signal formats, and at any desired standard sample rate form 44.1 to 96 kHz.

RME ADI-6432 MADI/AES Format Converter at Hollywood Sound Systems.

RME ADI-6432 MADI/AES Format Converter

The RME ADI-6432 Bidirectional MADI/AES Format Converter converts all 64 channels of a single MADI stream to 32 AES/EBU ports and vice versa – supports all 64 channels of MADI format at up to 48 kHz, 32 channels at up to 96 kHz, and 16 channels at up to 192 kHz – transferring all channels across a single cable, using either coaxial (BNC) or optical network cable.

SSL MADI Opti-Coax converter box is available at Hollywood Sound Systems

SSL MADI OPTI-COAX Converter Box

Solid State Logic's MADI OPTI-COAX is a handy format converter box designed to convert up to 64 audio channels bi-directionally - 64 in / 64 out - between the MADI Optical and MADI Coaxial formats, with no latency or audio degradation.

Solid State Logic's SSL X-LOGIC DELTALINK MADI HD Converter is at Hollywood Sound Systems.

SSL X-LOGIC DELTALINK MADI HD

The SSL-LOGIC DELTALINK MADI HD is a professional MADI-to-Pro Tools HD converter – providing simplified direct interface between multichannel audio digital interface equipment – such as routers, digital mixing consoles, and converters – with Pro Tools HD.

The Steinberg UR-RT2 USB Audio Interface is available at Hollywood Sound Systems.

Steinberg UR-RT2 USB Audio Interface with Neve Transformers

The Steinberg UR-RT2 USB Audio Interface with switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers features premium 4-input / 2-output USB 2.0 audio and MIDI – which, in combination with the onboard, high-quality D-PRE preamps, delivers more expressive sound with rich harmonics – beneficial for vocals, acoustic guitar and other instruments with a versatile dynamic range. The UR-RT2 offers a studio-quality, mobile production platform with a range of input/output options for laptop, mobile phone, and iPad.

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WAVES WSG-Y16 V2 Mini-YGDAI  I/O CARD FOR YAMAHA CONSOLES

The Waves WSG-Y16 V2 Mini-YGDAI Card makes it possible to run Waves plugins on selected Yamaha mixing consoles — lets you process 16 channels of audio in super-low latency using Waves and third party SoundGrid-compatible plugins.

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Yamaha Model MY4-AD 4-Channel Analog Input Card

The Yamaha Model MY4-AD 4-Channel Analog Input Card adds 4 channels of analog inputs in Yamaha digital mixing consoles equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 4-in analog audio interface 4x XLR3-31 connectors (balanced)

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Yamaha Model MY8-AD96 96 kHz 8-Channel Analog Input Card

The Yamaha Model MY8-AD96 96 kHz Compatible 8-Channel Analog Input Card adds 8 channels of analog audio to Yamaha digital mixing consoles equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 96kHz compatible 8-in analog audio interface, 1x D-sub 25 pin connector (balanced)

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Yamaha Model MY8-AE96 AES/EBU I/O Card

The Yamaha Model MY8-AE96 AES/EBU I/O Card connects Yamaha digital mixing consoles equipped with compatible card slots to AES/EBU devices. Features 24bit resolution, 96kHz compatible 8-in/8-out AES/EBU interface, 1x D-sub 25 pin connector

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Yamaha Model MY8-TD Mini-YGDAI card (TDIF-1)

The Yamaha Model MY8-TD adds 8 channels of TDIF I/O to Yamaha digital mixing consoles that are equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 8-in/8-out TDIF-1 (TASCAM) interface (4-in/4-out at 96kHz), 1x D-sub 25 pin connector for digital audio, 1x BNC connector for Word Clock out

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Yamaha Model MY16-AT 16-Channel ADAT I/O Card

The Yamaha Model MY16-AT 16-Channel ADAT I/O Card adds ADAT connectivity to Yamaha digital mixing consoles that are equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 16-in/16-out ADAT interface (8-in/8-out at 96kHz) via 4x Optical connectors

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Yamaha Model MY16-AE 16-Channel AES/EBU I/O

The Yamaha Model MY16-AE 16-Channel AES/EBU I/O Card adds 16 channels of AES/EBU I/O to Yamaha digital mixing consoles that are equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 16-in/16-out AES/EBU interface (8-in/8-out at 96kHz)2x D-sub 25 pin connectors

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Yamaha Model MY16-C CobraNet™ expansion card

Yamaha Model MY16-C is a CobraNet™ expansion card for use with compatible Yamaha professional audio equipment. Complying to CobraNet™ standards, the MY16C allows transmission and reception of up to 32 channels (16 in/16 out) of uncompressed digital audio data.

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Yamaha MY16-TD (TDIF-1) Mini-YGDIA card

The Yamaha Model MY16-TD 16-Channel TDIF-1 Format I/O card makes it easy to add 16 channels of TDIF-1 (Tascam) I/O to Yamaha digital mixing consoles, processors, and power amps that are equipped with compatible card slots. Features 24bit resolution, 16-in/16-out TDIF-1 (TASCAM) interface (8-in/8-out at 96kHz) 2x D-sub 25 pin connectors

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Yamaha NAI48-ES

The Yamaha NAI48-ES transfers up to 48 digital inputs and 48 digital outputs between console and stage or any other location via a single Cat-5 Ethernet cable. 48 AES/EBU inputs and 48 AES/EBU outputs are provided via 25-pin D-sub connectors. The AES/EBU inputs and outputs can be directly connected to a wide variety of digital front-end devices such as Yamaha AD8HR 8-channel remote head amps.

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Yamaha NHB-32-C CobraNet interface

The NHB32-C is a 32 input/32 output channel interface unit for CobraNet™ and AES/EBU connections. Use the NHB32-C to transfer control signals for the ACU16-C amp control unit, MIDI devices, or remote head amplifier (AD8HR).

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