Phoenix Audio is a California-based company building boutique-grade professional audio equipment. They design and manufacture pure Class-A circuits to the highest standards possible while offering excellent value, an intuitive user experience, and a sound that engineers, producers, and musicians have come to love. Their products include mic preamps, EQs, compressors, DIs and summing mixers.
Originally formed in 1996 as the UK's leading service provider for pre-1980 Neve recording consoles, Phoenix Audio's lead designers include David Rees (formerly a designer with Neve and responsible for the famous 2253/4 limiter/compressor) and technician (specialising in large format Neve consoles) Shaun Leveque. Both designers have been with Phoenix Audio since it's inception.
With their deep knowledge of the recording world's most loved Class-A circuits, David and Shaun went on to create their own products under the Phoenix banner. With their robust, forward-thinking Class-A circuits comprised of today's best components, their designs have fast become modern classics. Hand-wired in-house by a team of experienced engineers, one can sense—and, of course, hear—the quality of boutique, small-scale manufacturing in every piece of Phoenix Audio gear.
In order to reach a wider clientele, in 2009 Phoenix Audio relocated to Costa Mesa, California. From their new home, the company's ethos, customer support and component sourcing have all continued to improve, year after year. They are proud to be an American manufacturer of professional audio equipment while still maintaining a British heritage.
The DRS-Q4 mk2 is a 4 Band Gyratory-based Eq with 11 selectable frequencies, and Mic, Line, and DI inputs. It has the advantages of more than 25 years experience in audio engineering, today's component and manufacturing technology, but still retaining...View full product details
While the Pivot Tone (formely known as Tilt Tone) boasts Phoenix Audio's ultra-high impedance DI, their bold, electronically-balanced line input stage, and fully discrete DSOP-2 Class-A output stage, it is the simple and intuitive EQ that makes this unit so uniquely...View full product details
The Nicerizer Junior was based on the Nicerizer 16 mk2 which was originally conceived because of the demand from customers for something that would “sweeten” the output from Pro Tools and other DAW, and to make the final mix easier...View full product details
The Nicerizer 16 v2 was originally conceived because of the demand from customers for something that would "sweeten" the output from pro-tools and other DAW, and to make the final mix easier to distribute and handle.The Nicerizer 16 is designed...View full product details
The Phoenix Audio "Nice DI" is a high-quality, active, Stereo DI, with Class A, discrete, high-impedance inputs (10M), and Class A, discrete, transformer balanced outputs. The Phoenix Audio Class A, all discrete, Stereo DI has been tested and used by...View full product details
The N90-DRC/500 compressor also known as the David Rees Compressor is an API 500 format series compressor & gate. This product was originally conceived 20 years ago by David Rees but was never fully released. The Phoenix N90-DRC/500 compressor/gate is designed...View full product details
The Phoenix Audio pure Class-A DI was so popular in the DRS Series Mic Preamps that they made it available in two stand alone versions: the 2-channel (1/2RU) Nice DIand the 8-channel N8 (1RU). Over the past decade or so, the need for...View full product details
The Phoenix Audio DRS-EQ/500 is a mono 4 band EQ for the API 500 series, it was designed to be identical in terms of features and sonics as the other products in the Phoenix range, and the EQ circuit is...View full product details
The DRS-8 Mic-Pre uses Phoneix Audio's well proven and loved Class A output stage (DSOP-2) coupled with a custom wound transformer, but also has the latest breakthrough in transformerless Class A, Discrete Mic Input Technology which gives a “valve-like” sound....View full product details
The Phoenix Audio DRS1R/500 is a mono pre amp and DI for the API 500 series, it was designed to be identical in terms of features and sonics as the ever popular DRS1 but in a new format. The unit...View full product details