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Rane MS 1b Mic Stage Data Sheet
DATA SHEET / MANUAL
MS 1b
MICROPHONE STAGE
5.1"
4
6
MS 1b
2
MIC
STAGE
8
MIN
ON
MAX
GAIN
SIG/OL
48V PHANTOM
POWER
0.35"
5.8"
MS 1b
Features
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POWER
RANE CORP.
ACN 001 345 482
120 dB dynamic range
NORMAL
INVERT
220mA
Gain Control
CLASS 2 EQUIPMENT POLARITY
Signal / Overload Indicator
Polarity Switch
Switchable 48 V Phantom Power
True differential Input
Cross-coupled line driver
UL/CSA/CE and 100/120/230 VAC remote power supply
LINE OUT
MIC IN
Data Sheet-
4.225"
2.5"
0.775"
0.15"
.7"
The Rane MS 1b Mic Stage preamplifier
provides the answer when you need just
one microphone input in an otherwise
line-level world. Give us a call to go from
either a dynamic, condenser or electret
microphone to a line-level input with a
minimum of noise, distortion, cost and
hassle.
The MS 1b provides 48 V switchable
Phantom Power with indicator LED,
continuous rotary Gain trim between 18
dB and 66 dB, Signal/Overload LED, and
XLR balanced Input & Output connectors. A Polarity switch and high-current
cross-coupled output line driver round out
the features.
The MS 1b utilizes one of the finest
ultra low noise amplifier designs available.
Featuring a true differential input with
high common-mode rejection, use of the
MS 1b guarantees performance usually
found only in mixing consoles costing
thousands of times as much. Of course,
for all of that extra money you receive a
proportional increase in KPSI (knobs per
square inch).
1.636"
General Description
MS 1b
MICROPHONE STAGE
Features and Specifications
Parameter
Specification
Limit
Units
Conditions/Comments
Input Impedance
10k
1%
Ω
Balanced 5k + 5k
Gain Range
18 to 66
typ.
dB
Phantom Power
+48
4%
V
10 mA max.
..........Impedance
6.81k
1%
Ω
Each leg
..........Load Regulation
0.1
typ.
%
0 to 14 mA
..........RMS CM Noise
.003
typ.
%
% of Vout (10 Hz to 10 kHz)
Max. Input Level
+10 / -32
min.
dBu
Gain 18 / 60, balanced output
Equivalent Input Noise
-128
typ.
dBu
20 kHz BW, Rs=150 Ω, Gain = 60 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio
96
typ.
dB
20 kHz BW, Rs=150 Ω, Gain = 18 dB, re 4 dBu
Dynamic Range
120 / 95
typ.
dB
Gain 18 / 66
CMRR
80
typ.
dB
Rs=150 Ω, 120 Hz, Gain = 60 dB
..........Gain 60 dB
45 to 200k
typ.
Hz
+0, -3dB
..........Gain 18 dB
30 to 200k
typ.
Hz
+0, -3db
THD+Noise (gain 60 dB)
.007 (Output=+20 dBu)
typ.
%
55 Hz to 20 kHz, 20 kHz BW, Rl=10 kΩ
THD+Noise (gain 18 dB)
.001 (Output=+20 dBu)
typ.
%
50 Hz to 20 kHz, 20 kHz BW, Rl=10 kΩ
Line Driver
Active Cross-coupled
Max. Output Level
+22 / +27
min.
dBu
Unbalanced / Balanced, 2 kΩ load
Output Impedance
50
1%
Ω
Each Leg
Signal Indicator
2/8
typ.
dBu
Unbalanced / Balanced output, Green LED
Overload Indicator
14 / 20
typ.
dBu
Unbalanced / Balanced output, Amber LED
Output Cable Length
1000 feet / 300 meters
typ.
Frequency Response
Gain 5.2 / 6 dB typ. unbalanced / balanced
Belden 8451 or equivalent
Unit: Agency Listing
..........120 VAC model
..........230 VAC model
Class 2 Equipment
National Electrical Code
UL & CSA
Exempt Class 2 equipment
CE-EMC
EMC directive 89/336/EEC
CE-Safety
Exempt per Art. 1, LVD 73/23/EEC
Power Supply: Agency Listing
..........120 VAC model
..........230 VAC model
Class 2 Equipment
UL
File no. E88261
CSA
File no. LR58948
CE-EMC
EMC directive 89/336/EEC
CE-Safety
LV directive 73/23/EEC
..........100 VAC model
Built to JIS
Power Supply Input
18 VAC w/center tap
Max Current Consumption
220
Unit Size
1.65"H x 5.1"W x 4.25"D
(4.2 cm x 13 cm x 10.8 cm)
..........Weight
1 lb
(0.45 kg)
Shipping Size
3.6"H x 11.75"W x 7.2"D
(9.5 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm)
..........Weight
4 lb
(1.8 kg)
Data Sheet-
Japan only
10%
Vrms
Rane RS 1 supplied
mA
MS 1b
MICROPHONE STAGE
Block Diagram
+48 V
PHANTOM
POWER
SIGNAL / OVERLOAD
INVERT
MIC
INPUT
2
3
1
RFI
+6 dB
FILTER
LINE
LEVEL
2
3 OUT
1
GAIN
12-60 dB
Application Information
Uses and applications for the MS 1b should be obvious. But then
again, it’s obvious to us our taxes are too high and nothing is being done about that. With this in mind, perhaps a few words on
using the MS 1b might not be wasted.
BALANCED USE
The MS 1b provides a true cross-coupled balanced output. This
is equivalent to an electronic simulation of a transformer output.
Rane follows the AES standard of pin 2 = hot.
When running a long cable back to the mixer, run a linelevel balanced line rather than a mic-level line. The compact MS
1b can mount closer to the microphone, provide a local volume
control (or not, just pull the knob off), while the stronger signal
minimizes RF and hum irritations.
UNBALANCED USE
Balanced use is recommended to minimize noise. Unbalanced
lines are usually quiet under 10 feet (3 meters), but longer runs
will introduce the hum and interference you are trying to avoid.
When you must drive an unbalanced device with the MS 1b's
balanced output, keep the cable short, and connect pin 2 to the
“+” or “hot” lead, and tie pin 3 and ground together at the shield.
MIXING
The MS 1b is designed to fill the need for adding a microphone
channel to line-level mixers, such as the Rane SM 26B or SM 82.
Many installations using either of these products invariably wind
up with one unused input that would do the job perfectly if only
it could operate at mic-level. In rides the MS 1b to the rescue.
DIGITAL RECORDING AND SAMPLING
Another handy use for the MS 1b is in recording applications.
Many popular products do not have a high enough quality mic
preamp to suit the resolution of the digital processing electronics. Such irony. Using the ultra low noise MS 1b to bring the
mic inputs up to extremely high quality line-level is an easy and
affordable solution for this dilemma. No garbage in; no garbage
out. Clippity-clop; clippity-clop.
MICROPHONE TYPES
The available gain and large input range of the MS 1b allows
the use of virtually any type of microphone. True 48V phantom
power guarantees the MS 1b works with every microphone. The
better the mic, the better the MS 1b sounds.
Ah, the sound of the thundering hoofs is deafening.
Data Sheet-
MS 1b
MICROPHONE STAGE
Architectural Specifications
Chassis Grounding Note
The microphone preamplifier shall be a single channel standalone unit with remote power supply. The power supply shall be
U.L. listed, C.S.A. certified, and CE certified. The input and
output shall be fitted with XLR connectors. A polarity inverting switch shall be included. Phantom power shall be provided
in compliance with IEC 60268-15 and be controlled by a slide
switch with an LED indicator. A gain control shall be provided
with 18-66 dB adjustment range. Power, system signal and
overload indicators shall be provided. High current cross-coupled
active output line driver shall be standard, as well as input RFI
filter protection.
The unit shall be a Rane MS 1b Microphone Stage.
Units with outboard power supplies do not ground the chassis
through the line cord. Make sure that these units are grounded
either to another chassis which is earth grounded, or directly to
the grounding screw on an AC outlet cover by means of a wire
connected to a screw on the chassis with a star washer to guarantee proper contact.
Please refer to RaneNote, “Sound System Interconnection”
(supplied with your manual and available at www.rane.com) for
further information on system grounding.
©Rane Corporation 10802 47th Ave. W., Mukilteo WA 98275-5098 USA TEL 425-355-6000 FAX 425-347-7757 WEB www.rane.com
Data Sheet-
All features & specifications subject to change without notice. DOC 104514
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