SE Electronics DM1

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Active Inline Preamp

  • Gain: +28 dB
  • Ideal for tapes - or dynamic microphones with low output
  • Class A FET transistors
  • Low self-noise
  • Enables long cable runs and reduces susceptibility to RF interference
  • Gold-plated XLR contacts
  • Robust all-metal housing

Note: requires 48V phantom power.

available since March 2019
Item number 462124
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input No
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power No
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs XLR
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter No
Design Desktop
111 €
Including VAT; Excluding 19,90 € shipping
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Does the job, but not quietly. Don't recommend.
preampreviewer 19.02.2022
Well, it looks amazing, and is cheaper than a cloudlifter, so that's good.

If you need something inline to boost your mics, this will do the job, but in my experience, it picks up A LOT of noise. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the connection between the mic (Shure sm7b) and xlr never felt super tight, and this led to a lot of unwanted noise in my recordings.

Not all the time, mind you, but that's the problem. It is inconsistent. Sometimes it does the job exactly as it should, and the recordings are clean. Sometimes it picks up all kinds of noise, and these bleed into the recordings. It happens at random, and I've never been able to isolate what causes it.

SO, for this reason, I do not recommend this product. It just isn't consistent and clean enough.

I wound up replacing it with a triton fethed, and the difference is night and day. Connection is super tight, sound quality is amazing, and 100% clean. Pluse, the triton fethed is about 40eur cheaper, and about 25% smaller. So, I'd recommend going for the fethed for your gain needs!
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Making music fun again
Kwade 06.01.2022
It's an inline preamp. It's not supposed to be more than an almost invisible extension to mic's needing a bit of help. It does this excellently, as most tend to do, but it's also fun, and there's something to be said for that. It comes packaged like a stick of dynamite, is deep red and says dynamite on it. It makes you smile, and I don't know any other inline preamps that do that. I'll support a brand for that reason alone.
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Bang for you buck..
Tom Cross 19.04.2019
After some research online I found this to be a very reasonably priced mic activator/ preamp which would allow me to use my SM7B and Ribbon mics to their full potential.. Thomann kindly stocked it and I placed my order. First impressions this is a very cool looking device. It comes in a small box that looks like a stick of dynamite stick so I'm surprised it made it through airport security :) It is connected directly to your microphone and uses 48v from your preamp to power. It delivers 28db of clean gain so you no longer have to crank your preamp when recording quieter sources.. It will not pass 48v on to your ribbon so it's completely safe to use with them.. I've also used it to join up long cable runs with great sucess. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who's looking for a cheaper alternative to cloudlifter / fethead and from the reviews I've watched online it performs better at a fraction of the price.. A++
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Baldylocks 03.02.2022
I purchased the DM1 to add the gain required to add headroom to a Shure SM7B mic in a home recording setting. 
The Dynamite made all the difference in giving me more room and signal to work with and just made life so much easier as a result.
There are both cheaper and more expensive options out there and this sits somewhere in the middle on price.
And as it's SE you know the quality will be there. The build quality is superb and would no doubt easily put up with life on the road if you need to boost long cable runs etc.
You can't go wrong with this one.
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