Avalon M5 Class "A" Single channel Microphone Preamp with DI

 

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  • The Avalon M5 Mono Pure Class A Microphone Preamp delivers smooth musical detail and sonic excellence. Features include a low-ratio, high-performance input transformer and balanced inputs coupled with high-voltage cascade FET twin bipolar discrete Class A amplifiers. Equipped with a large illuminated VU meter, twin LED peak signal indicators, regulated +48V phantom power supply, variable passive high-pass filter, and all signal routing with sealed silver relays. The Avalon M5 preamp is a vocalist's dream machine that turns ordinary recordings into masterpieces.

    Features
    • Pure Class A, 100% discrete designSmooth musical detail and sonic excellenceMinimum audio signal pathMicrophone and Hi-Z inputs to +36dBVery low noise: -126dBHigh headroom: +30dBGain switched in 2dB steps to +64dBDC-coupled Pure Class A outputLarge illuminated professional VU meterTwin LED peak signal indicatorsRegulated +48v phantom power supplyLow distortion (less than 0.5% THD and IMD)Variable passive high-pass (bass cut) filterAll signal routing with sealed silver relays
  • Input Type and LoadSuperior transformer, balanced low-ratio 1500 ohm input load.
    Maximum Mic Level+36dB balanced XLR pin 2 hot (with -20dB passive attenuator)
    Maximum Instrument Level+30dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, discrete Class A
    Input Attenuator-20dB resistive pre transformer primary, sealed silver relay
    Phantom Power+48v regulated 50mA capability, sealed silver relay.
    High Pass FilterPassive, variable from 30Hz to 185Hz @ 6dB per octave, sealed silver relay.
    Polarity ReverseSealed silver relay on microphone input
    Gain Range Input+20dB to +64dB in 2dB steps
    Maximum Output Level+30dB unbalanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, discrete symmetrical Pure Class A.
    Output TypeXLR connector, pin 2 hot (optional balanced JT-1 transformer)
    Noise EIN Unweighted-126dB 150 ohm
    Noise 20kHz Unweighted-100dB
    Distortion THD, IMD0.05% nominal
    Frequency Response-3dB
    System BandwidthDC to 1MHz
    Output MeterHigh quality, illuminated analog VU meter 0dB = +4dB
    Peak MeterBi-color LED's 0dB and +20dB peak detection circuit
    M5 Dimensions8.5 x 3.5 x 12 in (216 x 88 x 305mm) half rack width
    Weight15lbs (6.8kg)
    Dimensions of Shipping Carton24 x 21.5 x 7.5 in (610 x 546 x 190mm)
    Weight-Packed25lbs (11.4kg) includes B2T power supply and cables
    AC power supply B2TExternal toroidal 100V to 240V, 50-60Hz selectable
    Cables1 x 8ft 4 pin ac cable, 1 x 8ft standard IEC cable included
    Dimensions5 x 7 x 3.25 in (127 x 177 x 83mm)
    Weight7lbs (3.2kg)
    Rack mount kit (1) RM-1Single M5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds one half rack unit)
    Rack mount kit (2) RM-2Dual M5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds two half rack units)
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