Atlas Pro Audio Juggernaut Mic Preamp Review

May 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

500 FORMAT MODULE WITH SELECTABLE TRANSFORMERS

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Nickel input with iron output on an AKG C 414 TLII was my fave on vocal tracks, lending the perfect balance of size and definition. Iron in and out sounded a tad less defined. Nickel in and out gave the most realistic — albeit more clinical — sound.

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The Juggernaut is pricey, but this is no one-trick pony. Loading a Revolver with two modules using different output transformers provides tones ranging from sweet purity to velvety saturation. Thoughtful features and ergonomics make the Juggernaut a joy to use. Any studio would benefit from having a Juggernaut or two, but the preamp's sonic versatility makes it a serious contender for anyone looking for one preamp that does it all. Considering that you can also install another company's Series 500-style modules in the companion Revolver rack, there's no doubt this is one great product.


Mix contributing editor Michael Cooper is the owner of Michael Cooper Recording in Sisters, Ore. Visit Cooper at www.myspace.com/michael cooperrecording.






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