The Neumann V402 might be 2020’s most desirable mic preamp

Best known for its microphones - the U47 is one of the most prized in history, for example - Neumann has now returned to preamp design with the dual-channel V402.

Teased last month and now revealed in a short teaser video, this will be available in the summer, apparently… and that’s about all we know.

We’re expecting high audio quality rather than whizz-bang features here - Neumann says that the 2U rackmount V402 will let you “discover the true voice of your microphones” - but that’s almost certainly what potential customers will be looking and listening for.

The price is unknown, but we’re guessing ‘high’. Keep an eye on the Neumann website for more.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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