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Inward Connections Magnum VU 500 Series Mic Preamp – No Longer Available

500 Series microphone preamp with VF600 all-discrete amp block - direct input and VU meter
MFR# The Magnum VU

Product Description

Not your everyday preamp! When you're wanting to spice up your 500 Series rack, the Inward Connections Magnum VU does just the trick. This handmade preamp offers classic warmth with a certain airiness plus headroom for days and days. Lending a special flavor to vocals, the Magnum VU is not to be pigeonholed, earning street cred as a secret weapon on guitars, keyboards, and other low-level instruments thanks to its front-panel 1/4" jack. A phase switch anticipates you adding a second Magnum VU to your rig. You'll want to.

  • Super-sized tone for your lunchbox
  • Inward Connections: boutique gear handmade in LA


Super-sized tone for your lunchbox
Don't let the Magnum VU's non-assuming look fool you, this 500 Series preamp stealthily injects a dose of huge tone into your Lunchbox. We find it has a warm, up-front low-end transitioning into a bombastically punchy midrange and a nicely wide-open top end. It's a different flavor altogether that manages to impart a tight sound without going over the top. Something different than the old standbys and definitely a dark horse to watch.

Inward Connections: boutique gear handmade in LA
Initially one of LA's best-kept secrets, the word about Inward Connections has been sweeping the globe. After all, when you hear guys like Chris Lord-Alge and Eddie Kramer swearing by a brand, you know to pay attention. Dreamed up and designed by Steve Firlotte, a well-known LA tech, the Inward Connections line offers premium options for the discerning ear, all meticulously handmade in Firlotte's Los Angeles workshop.

Inward Connections Magnum VU features:

  • 500 Series microphone preamplifier and DI
  • Circuitry features two VF600 all discrete amp blocks
  • LED VU meter that monitors the output level
  • +48VDC phantom power switch
  • Phase reverse switch
  • -20dB pad switch
  • Hi-Z low level line input 1/4" phone jack for guitars, keyboards and low level instruments
  • 12-position rotary trim (5dB per step), 25dB to 80dB selectable range
  • 70hz hi-pass filter
  • Output level rotary control
  • Balanced input and output transformers
  • Fits standard 500 series slot configuration, mechanically and electrically
  • Powder coating in Gunmetal color

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Tube or Solid StateSolid State
ChannelsSingle-Channel
ChassisModule
Module Type500 Series
Module Slot Count1 Slot
Direct InputYes
Digital I/ONo

Product Reviews

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Inward Connections is a well known brand but no one talks about this preamp. They should. It's like API but more depth, I think. I'm thankful my salesman recommended it!

By Josh T on June 28, 2017

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