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Purple Audio Pants 500 Series Microphone Preamp

A four-op amp, differential mic preamp designed to work in standard 500 Series racks
MFR# Pants

Product Description

The Purple Audio Pants uses a unique dual-bobbin input transformer from Cinemag unlike any other. The smooth Gain control helps you dial in the sound you want. If the output level is too high, you can ride the level down with the separate Level control. Pressing the "High" switch changes the feedback network to provide an insane 78dB of clean gain, a great match for very low output mics.

With different Gain, High mode switch, and Level settings the Pants can produce many different tones with the same amount of output level. The front panel DI goes through a FET buffer into the input transformer, adding an extra dimension to the sound of the preamp. The DI load switch gives you two options, making it even easier to get the best direct tone for your instrument. Two LEDs clearly indicate signal level for the gain and output stages at a glance, turning green to indicate signal present, yellow for 10dB below clipping, and red for clipping.

For easy serviceability and tweaking, the Purple discrete op amps can be replaced with any standard discrete op amp or a DIP-8 IC. The Pants uses our custom output transformer which provides two isolated outputs (when supported by the chassis).

Specifications:
  • Maximum output level +33dBu
  • Frequency response 10hz – 60kHz +/- 1db
  • Transformer input:
    • Mic mode
      • Maximum gain 72dB in normal mode
      • Maximum gain 78dB in high mode
      • Line mode
      • Maximum gain 40dB in normal mode
      • Maximum gain 42dB in high mode
  • Direct input:
    • Mic mode
      • Maximum gain 60dB in normal mode
      • Maximum gain 64dB in high mode
      • Line mode
      • Maximum gain 25dB in normal mode
      • Maximum gain 30dB in high mode

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis Module
Module Type 500 Series
Module Slot Count 1 Slot
Direct Input Yes
Digital I/O No

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