GRAS 26AN 1/4” Insert Voltage Preamplifier
All GRAS microphone preamplifiers are based on a small ceramic thick-film substrate with a very high input impedance. The ceramic substrate is shielded by a guard ring to minimise the influence of stray capacitance and microphonic interference. The casing is made of stainless steel for maximum strength and durability. The small dimensions of these preamplifiers ensure reliable operation under humid conditions owing to the heat generated by internal power dissipation.
These preamplifiers are compatible with 1/2″ microphones as defined in international standard IEC 1094 Measurement Microphones, Part 4: Specifications for working standard microphones. The mounting thread (11.7 mm – 60 UNS-2) is compatible with other available makes of similar microphone preamplifiers.
GRAS 26AN can handle both single and dual-sided power supplies. The supply can vary between 28 VDC and 120 VDC single-sided or ±14VDC and ±60 VDC dual-sided. When using the high supply voltage (120VDC or ±60VDC), the dynamic range exceeds 140 dB.
The electrical circuit in GRAS 26AN is built on a ceramic substrate using selected low-noise components to gain very low self-noise. The electrical self-noise is so low that system noise is mainly determined by the microphone capsule’s thermal noise.
The low-frequency cut-off of the GRAS 26AN preamplifier is mainly determined by the input impedance of the preamplifier and the capacitance of the microphone capsule. The capacities 20 pF,6.5 pF and 3 pF equal the typical capacitances of 1/2″, 1/4″ and 1/8″ microphone capsules respectively.
The high-frequency cut-off is determined by the preamplifier’s ability to drive capacitive loads (slew rate), caused by the cable. For large-signals, the effects of these parameters must be accounted for when measurements are performed. The large-signal response for GRAS 26AN for various capacitive loadscorresponding to different cable lengths is shown in the data sheet. The output level is in decibels relative to 1 Volt. Typical capacitance for the cable is 100pF/m (30pF/foot).
7-pin LEMO plug 1B male (ext. view)