The Germ 500 MKII is the well-known Germanium Preamp adapted for 500 series racks. Chandler used the same transformers and amp blocks to assure the sound is consistent with the rack version. Chandler has updated the power on the MKII so there are no power-up issues with current lunchboxes and rack systemsFeatures:
The Germ 500 MKII is tested and proven to have no start up or power errors in these racks:
GAIN/GERMANIUM DRIVE - A gain switch in 3dB, is the standard input level type control. The Gain interacts with the feedback control to offer a variety of tones. Driving this control tends to accent low frequency and gives a thicker tone.
FEEDBACK - The Feedback control is essential to the sound and function of this pre amp. It affects ACK - the sound and function of the amplifer in many ways. THD, frequency response, and gain change considerably with varying feedback. Using the Feedback in combination with the Gain control creates a wide range of tones - thick, bright, lots of color - choose your tone!
DI/UNBALANCED IN - This is an unbalanced input for guitar, bass, samples, etc. Simply throw the toggle switch and you're of. Jack directly into the Class A circuit to provide a tone different than a standard direct box.
Pad - Use Pad to run Gain and Feedback controls near full or increased low end and harmonic AD - distortion.
THICK - The thick adds a gentle (well maybe not so gentle!) low frequency rise for warmth and roundness. The effect varies slightly with the load on the pre amp and has a bit of life of its own!
48 VOLT SWITCHING - 48 volt switches phantom power.
PHASE - Reverses the polarity of the pre amp's output.
- API 500v 10-slot with L200 PSU
- API 500-6B Lunchbox
- API 500-6B HC “new version” Lunchbox
- BAE 11-slot with power one supply
- BAE 6-slot portable with power one supply
- BAE 6-slot with Avedis designed supply
- Emperical Labs 2-slot (awesome rack and worth the money!)
- A-Designs 2-slot
- Purple Sweet 10
- As of the release of this product we have not yet tested with the Radial Workhorse.