G.R.A.S. 26HG 1/4" Preamplifier with 3 m Integrated Cable, Low Frequency

Freq range: 1 Hz to 200 kHz
Noise: 1.8 µV
Gain: -0.29 dB
Special feature: For low frequency applications

Design

All G.R.A.S. microphone preamplifiers are based on a small ceramic thick-film substrate with a very high input impedance. The ceramic substrate is shielded by a guard ring to minimise the influence of stray capacitance and microphonic interference.

The casing is made of stainless steel for maximum strength and durability. The small dimensions of this preamplifier ensure reliable operation under humid conditions owing to the heat generated by internal power dissipation.

Dynamic Range

Type 26HG can handle both single and dual-sided power supplies. The supply can vary between 28 VDC and 120 VDC single-sided or ±14VDC and±60 VDC dual-sided. When using the high supply voltage (120VDC or ±60VDC), the dynamic range exceeds 140 dB.

Noise

The electrical circuit in Type 26HG preamplifier is built on a ceramic substrate using selected low noise components to gain very low self-noise. The electrical self-noise is so low that system noise is mainly determined by the microphone capsule’s thermal noise.

Frequency response

The low-frequency cut-off of the Type 26HG preamplifier is mainly determined by the input impedance of the preamplifier and the capacitance of the microphone capsule. The capacities 20 pF,6.5 pF and 3 pF equal the typical capacitances of 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8" microphone capsules respectively.

The high-frequency cut-off is determined by the preamplifier’s ability to drive capacitive loads (slewrate), caused by the cable. For large-signals, the effects of these parameters must be accounted for when measurements are performed. The large-signal response for Type 26HG for various capacitive loads corresponding to different cable lengths is shown in the data sheet. The output level is in decibels relative to 1 Volt. Typical capacitance for the cable is 100 pF/m(30 pF/foot).

Type 26HG is typically used with a Type 40AN low frequency microphone capsule to reach a -3-dB cut-off frequency around 0.25 Hz.

Connector

Preamplifier Type 26HG is provided with a 3-m lightweight cable terminating in a 7-pin LEMO series 1B plug. The cable is only 2.5 mm in diameter and will withstand temperatures from- 40 oC to +150 oC. An adaptor (GR0010) for G.R.A.S. 1/2" microphones is included.

7-pin LEMO plug 1B male (ext. view)

Frequency range (±0.2 dB) with 18 pF microphone dummy Hz 1 to 200 k
Slew rate V/µs 20
Input impedance GΩ // pF 40 // 0.4
Output impedance Ω 75
Output Voltage Swing, max. @ ±14V/+28V power supply Vp 12
Output Voltage Swing, max. @ ±60V/+120V power supply Vp 50
Noise (A-Weighted) max. µV 2.5
Noise (A-Weighted) typ. µV 1.8
Noise (Linear 20 Hz – 20 kHz) max. µV 6
Noise (Linear 20 Hz – 20 kHz) typ. µV 3.5
Gain dB -0.29
Power supply, single V 28 to 120
Power supply, balanced V ±14 to ±60
DC-offset, min., single suppy V 0.5 x Vs - 1
DC-offset, max., single suppy V 0.5 x Vs + 4
DC-offset, balanced supply V -1 to 4
Temperature range, operation °C / °F -30 to 70 / -22 to 158
Temperature range, storage °C / °F -40 to 85 / -40 to 185
Humidity range non condensing % RH 0 to 95
Connector type 7-pin LEMO (FGG.1B.307)
CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered Yes / Yes, Yes
Weight g / oz 22.0 / 0.78
Conditions: 23 °C Ambient temperature, ±60V/+120V power supply, 18 pF dummy microphone, 3 m output cable.

Included

G.R.A.S. GR0010. Adapter for 1/4" preamplifier and 1/2" microphone

Optional

G.R.A.S. RA0001 Right-angled (90º) Adapter for 1/2" microphone and 1/4" preamplifier
G.R.A.S. RA0003 Adapter for ½" microphone and ¼" preamplifier
G.R.A.S. RA0006 Angled (90º) Adapter 1/4" to 1/4"
G.R.A.S. AA0008 Extension cable, 3 metres
G.R.A.S. AA0009 Extension cable, 10 metres
G.R.A.S. AA0012 Extension cable, 30metres
G.R.A.S. AA0014 Extension cable, 100 metres
G.R.A.S. AA0020-XX Extension cable, XX metres
G.R.A.S. AL0013 Tripod adapter for 1/4" preamplifier
G.R.A.S. RA0096 Tripod adapter for 1/4" preamplifier, with angular adjustment