Golden Age Project 500 Series Version of PRE-73 MKII w/ Carnhill Transformers

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PRE573 MK2 PLUS

Your Price: $539.00 CDN

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The PRE-573 is a deluxe vintage style mic pre that uses a circuit designed to be similar to the classic 1073 module designed by Rupert Neve. The PRE-573 is a one width module that has the sound and the features that made the PRE-73 so successful and a few additional ones such as the switchable AIR mode and an Active DI-input.

Features:

- Vintage Style electronics. No integrated circuits in the signal path.

- Includes Carnhill transformers.

- The output is transformer balanced and fully floating and can drive a 600 ohm load up to level of about 28 dBu.

- Maximum gain in MIC mode is 80 dB, enough to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources.

- The total gain range goes from -10 to +80 dB. The 20 to 70 dB range (in MIC mode) is handled by a turn switch and a toggle switch selects an additional 5 or 10 dB gain.

- Switchable impedance on the mic input, 1200 or 300 ohms, will change the tone of many mics.

- The input can be configured to accept line level signals by another switch, the level is then lowered by about 30 dB and the input impedance increased to about 10 kohm.

- Switchable phantom power with a LED indicator.

- A flexible front panel instrument input for electric guitar or bass that can be selected between a high impedance Active or a mid-Z Passive mode. These two DI-options makes it possible to get different tones from instruments. Mains connected sound modules or other signal sources should be connected to the MIC/LINE input of the 500-rack, unless they have a fully floating, transformer balanced output stage.

- The output level control makes it possible to make fine gain adjustments and also to overload the main gain stage(s) for more character and then lower the signal to a suitable level before the output stage.

- Insert jack for inserting Golden Age Project 500 Series effect units. The insert is activated by removing a jumper at the back of the module.

- A soft start circuit that ramps up the supply voltage slowly (about 10 sec.) to avoid a power-on current surge.

- Phase switch.

- Selectable AIR equalizer adds a boost of about 6 dB centered at 30 kHz.

- A simple but effective signal and overload indicator is offered by a single LED that starts glowing red at about +4 dBu and then increases its intensity up to the maximum output level.

- Tantalum capacitors in the signal path.

- Selectable 600 ohm Output Termination at the back of the module.

- Circuit board star grounding scheme.

- A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use.
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