Radial Engineering PowerPre - 500-Series Mic Pre Module
The Radial PowerPre is a high performance 500-Series microphone preamplifier designed to be used with the Radial Workhorse and other 500 series modular racks. It features 100% discrete components for optimal signal transfer and employs a 'vintage' Hammond broadcast output transformer for warmth and exceptionally smooth tone.
The design begins with a front mounted XLR for instant connectivity plus a recessed 48V phantom power switch for safety. Unlike most mic preamps that require careful gain adjustment to avoid troublesome noise, the PowerPre is equipped with the newly developed AccuState™ input stage that automatically optimizes signal-to-noise at all levels with up to 55dB of gain. This is supported with a full 10 segment LED meter for precise signal monitoring.
To add extra character; a 3-position Vox control lets you set the PowerPre to 'breath' for added high frequency air such as when accentuating a vocal track or adding harmonic content to an acoustic guitar. The 'punch' setting adds body when recording electric guitar or can be used to fatten a voice. When set to linear, the PowerPre delivers a truly natural rendering for orchestral recording that will suit the most demanding purist. This is augmented with a gentle high-pass filter that helps control low end resonance when layering acoustic instruments.
Ultra quiet, low noise and exceptionally warm sounding… the PowerPre makes spectacular audio easy.
Radial PowerPre Features
- Hand selected 100% discrete electronics
- Hammond broadcast transformer output
- AccuState low-noise input circuit
- 3-position Vox control for added air or punch
- Heavy Duty components
- Full Enclosure
- Mil spec circuit board
- 10 segment LED
- Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz +0/-1dB
- High-pass filter: 150Hz cut off, -3dB @ 100Hz
- Vox Control: 3 position preset EQ
- Weight: 1.5lbs (0.7Kg)
- Shipping size: 9 x 6.5 x 2 (inches)