Circuit Description

Here is the circuit diagram of three input microphone preamplifier. This is a mic mixer preamplifier centered on the high gain operational amplifier IC LM 348. This IC LM 348 is a quad operational amplifier IC that is it has four operational amplifiers embedded in this chip. This IC has also got some advanced features such as very high gain, class AB output stage and very low input supply current of 0.6 mA for each op-amp.

The 3 channels of mic input require three amplifiers. The three op-amps (IC1b, IC1c and IC1d) out of four in the IC LM 348 are used here as input amplifiers for the corresponding channels. This three input amplifiers are made in this circuit work as non-inverting amplifiers. The operational amplifier IC1a is the output amplifier in this circuit. IC1a is wired as inverting amplifier here. The output from each input amplifiers are given to the inverting terminal of output op-amp. IC1a mixes the signals from each channel and produces the required output.

Circuit diagram

Microphone Pre-amplifier Circuit

Microphone Pre-amplifier Circuit


  • Use a good quality PCB to assemble this circuit.
  • IC LM 348 operates from a dual power supply. A +12/-12V DC dual supply is used here for powering the circuit.
  • The gain of individual channels can be adjusted by using potentiometers R5, R6 and R7.