The 73JR II is an update to the already classic 73JR — a true 73 style mic preamp in a single 500 series slot, with some added features that will satisfy the most demanding of recording engineers.
Employing discrete circuitry and conventional components, the 73JR II is a faithful 3 stage all Class-A 73 preamp. Styroflex and tantalum capacitors have been used throughout. No corners were cut.
The all-discrete Class-A hi-pass filter is sweepable from 20 to 220 Hz — making it easier to make your low end tighter without affecting desired frequencies. The Line mode allows for reamping of prerecorded tracks, and is a perfect solution for adding some color to lifeless recordings. The DI input (which automatically switches to DI mode when inserting a ¼” TS cable) is an all discrete Class-A JFET circuit in front of the microphone transformer — giving you all of the color and weight you could ask for.
Finally, special care has been taken with power handling, implementing internal +24v slow-turn-on-regulation. This is extremely healthy for your 500 series enclosure’s power supply, and keeps the 73JR II’s power independent from other slots.