Includes 4 Custom Iron Transformers ("St. Ives"
type) in place of the discrete output setting. Requires Shadow Hills PSU (not
The Shadow Hills Quad GAMA is a four channel version of the
Gama, with all the capabilities, features, and quality of the original.
The Gama Is centered around our custom discrete op-amp. This
no-compromise design exudes hugeness, fidelity, punchy-ness and depth, across
the full frequency range, without becoming veiled or choked, the way
non-discrete varieties can.
The preamplifier input is transformer balanced and utilizes
an original Jensen input transformer. We couldn't decide which vintage output
transformer we liked best, so we had our favorites perfectly recreated, and
included them all. You can change output transformers with the flick of a
switch, thus changing the tonal capabilities to compliment to whatever material
you are recording. This allows you to audition different settings to find the
perfect match for microphone or direct input without patching and un-patching
other preamps, and possibly alleviating the need for EQ. Choose between Nickel,
Discrete, or Steel settings, or upgrade the Discrete to Iron. Each transformer
position is stellar unto itself, but the capability of switching between them
is like having three great pre's in one.
The microphone gain is controlled by discrete attenuators
made from custom twenty-four position Elma switches. This means that all of the
channels are perfectly matched to each other and will never wear out like a pot
can. Unlike other boutique companies that offer expensive stepped, or mastering
options, but limit you to twelve positions, or use stepped pots that can fail
over time, ours have twice the resolution and are included in the price.
All the standard Mic-pre features are present: phantom
power, phase reverse, a twenty dB pad, and direct input. We have also included
the ability to pad and reverse the phase of the Direct Input.
Quality is also unmatched. Twelve gauge steel chassis,
engraved front panels, large custom knobs, and personalized engraved serial
number plates, set the build apart. The design aesthetic is reminiscent of
1930's futuristic military technology, that has only now been realized.
- Superb sound quality and character
- Switchable output transformers
- Detented switches
- Phase reversible and pad-able DI
- Engraved front panels