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Solstice is a high quality two channel preamp mixer that blends virtually any type of sound source. The low-noise hybrid circuitry and internally adjustable gain from 0 to 24db make it suitable for both live and studio use. Solstice is the perfect solution for musicians looking to live-mix up to four sources such as piezo pickups, magnetic pickups, standard mics, and high output condenser mics.
Feature Benefit
1/4” and XLR inputs on each channel Allows either a microphone or pickup input on either channel
Balanced XLR mic input with true gain control for optimum headroom and lowest noise Very low noise and high common mode rejection ratio. Utilizes discrete hybrid circuitry as in high end mixing consoles
Full 3 way level / clip indicator Helps set optimum gain for best headroom and signal to noise ratio
Phase reverse switch Helps control acoustic feedback
Channel effects loop with send and return jacks Can be used as independent signal output or as insertion point for external signal
Mute switch Allows complete shut off of rig
Tuner output (unaffected by mute switch) Allows quiet tuning
Stereo input jack Allows access to both channels with one stereo cable
External wall mount power supply Allows AC operation
High quality components Extremely low noise and distortion, audiophile quality sound
Mic stand adapter available as an option Useful for on-stage applications that use a microphone stand. Allows the performer to have full access to the front panel while facing the audience

Technical Specifications


  • Two Channel Preamp
  • +15 volt phantom power
  • Two Ultra-High impedance 10 Meg Ohm stereo 1/4" input jacks
  • Two XLR input jacks with 40dB of gain and switchable 20dB pad


  • Main XLR output
  • Two post EQ balanced XLR outputs
  • Single-ended buffered output with very low output impedance
  • Master Effects signal output (line level)
  • Two 1/4" stereo insertion points
  • Tuner / auxiliary output



  • 8.5" wide x 6.5" deep x 2.7" high
  • Weight 2.9 lbs.
  Single Ended Input Mic Input
  • 30 dB (adjustable)
  • 50 dB (20dB pad available)
  • Noise (Referred to input)
  • >110 dBV
  • >125 dBV
  • Thd (@ 2Vo, tone controls flat)
  • < .01%
  • < .01%
  • Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB)
  • 20 Hz – 80 KHz
  • 20 Hz – 80 KHz
  • Maximum Input Level
  • 1 Vrms
  • 75mV 700Mv w/20 dB pad
  • Maximum Output Level
  • 7.2 Vrms
  • 7.2 Vrms
  • Input Impedance
  • 10 Meg Ohms
  • 8 K Ohms (differential)
  • Slew Rate
  • 13 V/uS
  • 13 V/uS
  • EQ Frequencies

    Bass - 155Hz / .61Q
    Midrange - 796Hz / .56Q
    Treble - 10KHz / .37Q

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