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A unique sounding, three amplifier, discrete microphone preamp module.

Designed to work in standard “500” racks.

The smooth Gain control helps you dial in the sound you want. If the output level is too high (the Class A/B output opamp can pump out up to +27 dBu), you can ride the level down with the separate Level control.

Pressing the “Dual” switch splits the gain between two of our Class A opamps, enabling up to 75 dBu of clean gain, making the Biz a perfect match for ribbon microphones.

With different Gain, Level, and Dual settings the Biz can produce an infinite variety of tonal variations with the same amount of output level. The front panel DI helps you record instruments and line level sources with unrivaled clarity and punch.

Two LEDs clearly indicate signal level for the gain and output stages at a glance, turning green to indicate signal present, yellow for 10dB below clipping, and red for clipping. The Biz uses two KDJ3 opamps and one KDJ4 opamp.

Read a review from Tape Op Magazine!

Also be sure to check out the Purple Audio Pants Preamp!

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Output level control

Input and output tricolor LED metering

Mic / Line switch for rack input Bridging line input for high output mics or line level sources Use with our Moiyn 8×2 mixer module in the Sweet Ten Rack for mic or line mixing

DI Load switch for front panel input 33kohms as in the original Biz or 100kohms for a more open tone

Discrete signal path

Over Current Resettable Fused (prevents any module problem from affecting your rack)

ROHS – Lead Free


Biz Pinout
  • Pin 1: Chassis Ground
  • Pin 2: Output A +
  • Pin 3: Output B+ (Purple Audio Rack Only – XLR OUT 2)
  • Pin 4: Output A –
  • Pin 5: Audio Ground
  • Pin 6: Output B – (Purple Audio Rack Only – XLR OUT 2)
  • Pin 7: Input –
  • Pin 8: Input –
  • Pin 9: Input +
  • Pin 10: Input +
  • Pin 11: NC
  • Pin 12: +15 or 16VDC 80ma
  • Pin 13: Audio Ground
  • Pin 14: -15 or 16VDC 80ma
  • Pin 15: +48VDC

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Maximum output level +27dBu

Frequency response 10hz – 70kHz +/- 1db

(3db down at 100kHz)

Transformer input:

Mic mode

Maximum gain 60dB in single mode

Maximum gain 75dB in dual mode

Line mode

Maximum gain 35dB in single mode

Maximum gain 50dB in dual mode

Direct input:

Maximum gain 30dB in single mode

Maximum gain 40dB in dual mode

Beginning Serial Number 1600 February 2008:

Over Current Resettable Fused

(prevents any module problem from affecting your rack)

ROHS – Lead Free



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Biz Mk Preamp
Average rating:  
 2 reviews
 by Mark Briody
Purple Audio Biz

I bought the Biz last week for tracking electric guitars. Great detail and presence from the Biz! Every pick articulation is there and the sound is very much in-your-face.

 by Joan López

Good sound! robust, ideal for any use and any mic. TOP!


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