Shure FP42 Stereo Mic Preamp / Limiter


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Big brother of the M267, the FP42 has a stereo output with built-in limiter. And – like the M267 – it’s capable of serious limiting & audio abuse!

The FP42 was designed as a self-contained mic preamp / mixer for ENG & location work. It has four transformer-balanced mic inputs, stereo output and that famous Shure output limiter. Each input is switchable for mic or line levels and 30 Volt phantom power is available

Each channel has a low-cut filter, level control and panpot plus a cue function (see the manual in the Links section for more info)

Other features include overload LEDs, VU metering, a line-up oscillator and battery or mains power

The FP42 is useful as a portable mic mixer and as a color box to add limiting & distortion to signals. It’s a little cleaner than the M267 but will still deliver the famous Shure crushed & Limited sound when desired. The limiter pins the output signal to a specific level so increasing gain makes the sound denser. It’s a specific sound but, judging by the feedback I’ve had for the M267 and FP11s, it’s one that people love!

Portable mixer with transformer-balanced inputs and a switchable output limiter. Inputs & outputs are balanced on XLR connectors. Power input is internally switchable between 120 and 240 Volts and there is a battery power option. Power input is via a fixed power cable with a new UK power plug
Free-standing device, 80 x 310 x 230 mm

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In very good used condition. Tested & working 100&. Photos to follow