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Focusrite Red 1
500-Series Preamp

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With the same circuit topology and components as the original design, the Focusrite Red 1 500-series preamp sounds just as impressive

  • 500-series Microphone Preamp Module
  • Same circuit topology and components as the original red
  • Custom Carnhill output transformer
  • Traditional wide bandwidth of the original Red series
  • The Red 1 500 is suitable for almost any microphone – ribbon, dynamic or condenser

Featuring the same components and circuit topology as the original transformer-based mic pre designs, the Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre offers the same performance as the original Red microphone preamplifier in a 500 Series, or “Lunchbox” module.

The unique Focusrite mic amp topology of the Red 1 500 module provides superb common mode rejection, excellent overload margin and, with its shared gain structure, (14dB from the transformer and up to 46dB from the amplifier) a very low noise floor, combined with the traditional wide bandwidth of the original Red series (10Hz to 140kHz).

This impressive level of performance is maintained over a wide range of impedances applied to the input, making the Focusrite Red 1 500 module suitable for almost any microphone – ribbon, dynamic or condenser.

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    From the inventors of the lunchbox, comes the lunchbox. The original API 500-6B lunchbox rack for your 500-series modules

    • 6-slot lunchbox with built-in Power Supply
    • Holds 6 standard 500-series modules
    • Rack ears available for rack mounting
    • 215mA per slot
    • DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection
    • XLRs to access channels 7 and 8 of the multipins
    • Power rail LED indication
    • Self-Powered, 100 to 250 Volts switchable, 47 to 63 Hz
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    • 500-series tape emulation module
    • Input trim knob to control your gain staging
    • Saturation control
    • Blend control to dial in just the right amount of effect
    • Select between 15 ips and 30 ips tape speed emulation
    • Red and blue silk circuitry with texture control
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    The Rupert Neve Designs 517 is the perfect preamp for your 500-series rack, but even more than perfect for recording electric bass...

    • 500-series preamp, DI and compressor with silk circuit
    • Microphone input with phantom power and polarity inversion
    • Instrument input with passive 'thru' output
    • 66 dB of gain
    • Optical compressor with set 2:1 ratio
    • Silk circuit
    • Variphase phase rotation control
    • Mic/instrument blend control
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    From the inventors of the lunchbox, comes the 8-slot lunchbox. The API 500-8B lunchbox rack for your 500-series modules

    • 500-series lunchbox chassis
    • 8 Slots with 250 mA of power per slot
    • Full compatibility with API 500 Series and VPR-approved modules
    • DB25 connectivity on the rear panel
    • Phantom Power
    • Toggle switches for channel linking
    • Rubber feet & carrying handle for portability
    • Rugged steel chassis
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    The Lindell Audio 506 Power is a no frills, super easy to use lunchbox! Embrace the 500 series format with the Lindell 506 Power!

    • 6-slot 500 Series compatible Power Supply
    • 400mA of power per slot
    • Gold plated XLR inputs and outputs
    • Built in no noise Universal Power Supply: 90-250V
    • Overload protection
    • Short circuit protection
    • Power rail led indication
    • Aluminum cabinet
    • Comes with a neoprene gig bag
    • Steel M3 threads
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  • 1 year warranty
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