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Sennheiser adds TRUE Systems to family of distributed brands

TRUE Systems Premium microphone preamplifiers complement Sennheiser and Neumann product offerings in professional audio, systems integration and retail arenas

OLD LYME, Conn. – October 4, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has added TRUE Systems, a highly regarded U.S.-based manufacturer of microphone preamplifiers, to its family of distributed brands. Currently, TRUE Systems offers five high-performance microphone preamplifiers, each of which is highly complementary to Sennheiser and Neumann's existing product line. The products will be marketed through Sennheiser's existing professional audio, systems integration and musical instrument channels.

TRUE Systems preamplifiers, which are affordably priced and built with the highest-quality materials available, range from single-channel to eight channel models. The entire product line -- including the new 500 series modules -- delivers an unparalleled dimension of flexibility to users, making them ideal for use with a variety of microphone and instrument applications.

  • Precision 8:
    The Precision 8 is designed to provide 8 channels of the detailed, sonically transparent preamplification required for the highest quality tracking and live sound applications in a single rack space. Its built-in MS (Mid-Side) decoding, selectable high-impedance (DI) inputs, 5-segment level indicators, continuous gain controls, and flexible output configurations make it ideal as a complete input system for HDR's and DAW's.
  • P2 Analog
    The P2 Analog utilizes hand-matched, military-grade components and gold-contact relays to provide two channels of microphone or instrument preamplification with stunning sonic detail and neutral but musical character. Its stereo phase correlation display, M-S (Mid-Side) decoding, variable high-pass filters, and flexible output configuration provides serious musicians and recording engineers the most useful tools to get the best sound more quickly and easily.
  • P-Solo
    The P-Solo is a single-channel unit that features the same preamp design found in the Precision 8 and P2 Analog. This helps achieve a neutral, musical character, capable of delivering outstanding performance in every situation. The P-Solo microphone and instrument preamplifier offers outstanding high-end preamp quality at an affordable price in a compact, portable, and sturdy enclosure.
  • P-Solo Ribbon
    The TRUE Systems Solo Ribbon mic preamplifier is a single channel, analog output, microphone instrument preamplifier that has been optimized for superior performance with vintage and contemporary ribbon mics. With up to 76 dB of gain in two ranges, the P-Solo Ribbon has an electronically balanced, high impedance mic input, discrete FET instrument input, 80Hz high pass filter, a 4-segment LED bar graph level meter with signal present and overload indicators, plus a continuously variable gain control.
  • pT2-500
    As TRUE Systems' newest addition and TEC Award nominee, the pT2-500 is an API™ 500 series compatible module that incorporates TRUE Systems' new-technology Type 2 circuit design. This design provides the traditional ultra-resolution musicality of TRUE Systems' original design preamps, while adding analog depth and warmth. The new DI circuit calms piezo transducers and provides a THRU jack for easier amping and multi-effects.

"Like all of Sennheiser's distributed brands, TRUE Systems manufacturers a premium product that excels in performance, quality and workmanship,” commented Dawn Birr, channel manager, systems integration, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “This partnership creates many synergies across our entire product line and will generate significant growth opportunities in each of our business channels." 

"Our innovations in preamplifier circuit design are highly regarded by both our customers and the market at large," added Tim Spencer, founder and president of TRUE Systems. " This exciting partnership will enable us to realize creative synergism with many of Sennheiser's products while scaling our ability to provide new application solutions and reach new customers."





Precision 8

8-channel mic/instrument preamp


Precision 8i

Precision 8 variant with international power supply


P2 Analog

Dual-channel mic/instrument preamp



Single-channel mic/instrument preamp


P-Solo Ribbon

Single-channel mic/instrument preamp



API™ 500 format mic preamp/DI



About TRUE Systems
TRUE Systems is an internationally acclaimed brand of premium professional recording and sound reinforcement products designed and manufactured by Sunrise Engineering and Design Inc. (Tucson, Arizona). TRUE Systems products are used in every segment of professional audio production including recording and broadcast studios, concert halls, remote recording and live sound, etc. The primary goal of the TRUE Systems brand is to provide a state-of-the-art solution for every application, at an affordable price point, without compromise to the sonic integrity or feature set of the products. TRUE Systems products are distributed in the U.S. via Sennheiser Electronic Corporation in Old Lyme, Connecticut. For more information about TRUE Systems products, visit

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at or by contacting:

Rachel Smolin                       
Public Relations                                 
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation  
(860) 434-9190, Ext. 180                

Jeff Touzeau
Public Relations
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
(914) 602-2913

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TRUE Systems Testimonials

"The P-SOLO Ribbon, which comes in at well under $700.00, is performing at a level that's comparable to mic pres that cost five times as much."
Lee Groitzsch

"It's all about standing on the front line of where music is today and capturing the band's true sound with TRUE mic pres."
Chris Shepard

"The Neumann and the P2 Analog is the perfect combination to make the piano sound like it should."
Trinidad Sanchez III,
The Rippingtons

"The Precision 8 is very transparent sounding and very accurate. It's an excellent piece of equipment."
Marc Fuller, Grammy-nominated for Kanye West’s "College Dropout"

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