At the 2012 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia introduced the iRig PRE – a new option for connecting any XLR microphone to any iPhone, iPhone touch or iPad.
The microphone plugs directly into the standard XLR connector of iRig PRE with no need for extra cables or adapters.
The onboard 9V battery provides the necessary voltage for phantom-powered studio condenser microphones. They say it offers at least 15 hours of continuous use.
A 3.5mm (1/8?) stereo headphone output allows monitoring while recording.
The housing sports a cable for iOS device connection and also includes a Velcro strip slot for mounting on a mic stand or other stage locations.
- 40 cm (15.75″) TRRS cable to connect to any iOS device headset jack
- XLR input connector for microphones
- Gain control
- +48 V phantom power
- Headphone output
- On/Off switch
- Power/Phantom Power provided by 9V battery
- Battery life is approximately 40 hours with dynamic microphones and 15 hours with phantom powered condenser studio microphones.
iRig PRE is priced at US $39.99 and is expected to be available in Q2, 2012.