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Cartec Audio PRE-Q5 (Used)

500 series mic pre with passive inductor EQ circuit - output attenuator

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  • Product Description

    The Cartec PRE-Q5 is a high quality transformer based microphone preamp for the API 500 series format that incorporates a passive inductor equalizer, and a balanced output attenuator. The filter circuit is identical to our EQP-1A, but with the extra gain stage and transformers required to create a high performance preamplifier. The output transformer is followed by a fully balanced stepped attenuator (constant impedance T-pad) to allow saturation of the output transformer while controlling the output level (allowing you to really drive the PRE-Q5 without clipping the next item in your signal chain). In combination with the High/Low frequency EQ, this gives the Pre a lot of tonal variety without any complicated circuitry or added phase distortion. Just a nice simple featured Preamp with a classic vibe. The Line level switch allows all of the features to be used both during tracking and mixing. You could send pre-recorded material to the EQ section or use the a combination of the EQ and transformer saturation to enhance synths or any existing sounds.


    • 10 to 65 dB stepped gain ( line pad -25 dB )
    • Mic or line level input, and switched bridged-T output attenuator
    • Custom wound inductor and input/output transformers
    • Pultec type low frequency boost - 100, 60, or 30 hz
    • Inductor high frequency boost - 16, 12, or 8 Khz
    • Twin gain stage design, including the passive Pultec filter circuit
    • Relay switching, two discrete op-amps
  • Additional Information

    Condition Used / Vintage
    Channels Single-Channel
    Chassis 500 Series
    Direct Input No
    Digital I/O No
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