Sound Devices MM-1 Mic Preamp

Rent for $20.00 per day

SKU: R-SNDD-MM1 Categories: , ,


Highly versatile and portable, the MM-1 is a single-channel, portable microphone preamplifier with a powerful headphone monitoring function. Proven in mission-critical applications, the high-performance microphone preamplifier uses a transformer-balanced input and output with a bipolar ±15 volt power supply to produce low-noise, low-distortion gain at all switch positions. It features an “unclippable” dual-stage limiter and two-position high-pass filter. Flexible microphone powering provides phantom power at 48 volts or 12 volts and 12-volt T-power. The MM-1 is at home in high-definition television production, corporate/industrial environments, radio/television announce booths, and music production.


• Maximum of 66 dB of gain, in eleven discrete steps
• Dynamic range exceeding 120 dB
• 10 Hz to 50 kHz audio bandwidth
• High immunity to RF interference
• High current line output driver
• Transformer-balanced input and output
• Extended range peak limiter via dual opto-isolators makes preamplifier virtually "unclippable"
• Selectable 48-volt / 12-volt phantom power or 12-volt “T" power
• High-pass filter @ 80 or 160 Hz, 6 dB per octave
• Headphone monitoring of microphone audio, monitor audio, or a mix of both
• Monitor input accepts mono, balanced or unbalanced line-level inputs on 1/4-inch tip-ring-sleeve connector
• Separate level control of Monitor gain and overall headphone gain
• Split ear function via DIP switches
• Internal battery power (two-AA)
• Excellent battery life with alkaline and NiMH rechargeable batteries
• External 5-17 VDC powering (plug included)
• High-strength aluminum chassis with durable belt clip


(Mic – Line): 0 dB to 66 dB input to output, switch selectable
Frequency Response
(Mic – Line) 20 Hz –20 kHz, +0.1, -0.5 dB, -1 dB at 50 kHz (relative to 1 kHz level with 150 ohm source)
Equivalent input Noise
(Mic) -126 dBu (-128 dBV) maximum (150 ohm source, flat weighting, 22 Hz – 22 kHz bandwidth gain setting 36 dB or greater)
Dynamic Range
(Mic to Line) 122 dB minimum at the +18 dB gain setting
THD + Noise
0.05% maximum (from 50 Hz – 22 kHz @ +4 dBu output level, 22 Hz – 22 kHz filter bandwidth, +46 dB gain setting
Gain Accuracy
(Mic – Line) +0.6, -0.1 dB with reference to front panel gain markings (150 ohm source, 100 k load impedances)
Output Clipping Level
(Line) +22 dBu minimum with 100k ohm load+20 dBu minimum with 600 ohm load
Input Clipping Level
(Mic) +4 dBu minimum at the 0 or +18 dB gain setting
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
100 dB minimum at 80 Hz60 dB minimum at 10 kHz
0.7 kg (1.1 lbs)
49 mm x 95 mm x 166 mm, 1.95" x 3.75" x 6.55" (h x w x d)