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19408

Weiss A1 500 Series Microphone Preamp/De-Esser

500 Series mic pre and de-esser
MFR# A1

Product Description

The first Weiss product with analog only inputs and outputs!

Applications:
  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Broadcast
  • Mastering
  • Live
Microphone Preamplifier:
  • Transformer-balanced, discrete class A design
  • Current-feedback amplifier architecture for low distortion and wide bandwidth across the full gain range
  • Very low noise for a wide range of source impedances and across the full gain range
  • 15 dB to 60 dB gain, 3 dB steps
  • 20 dB pad to accommodate line levels
  • Extensive metering
High-Pass Filter:
  • Switchable to 40 Hz, 80 Hz or off
  • 2nd order Butterworth design

De-Esser:

  • Advanced mixed signal design: direct signal path fully analog, side chain digital
  • Precision low distortion MDAC as the variable gain element
  • Low latency side chain with 500 kHz sampling rate
  • Frequency, bandwidth and threshold front panel controls
  • Further parameters (ratio, attack and release time) via DI switches
Output Driver:
  • Transformer balanced design
  • Level control
  • Polarity switch
  • High maximum output level (+27 dBu) and output current

Product Specifications

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

Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.
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One word..... CLEAR! High headroom and great presence evenly across the frequency range! The desser is probably the best when it comes to hardware units and definitely the best as it relates to the 500 series format. Think GML mixed with a pinch of Avalon M5 (Open Top End)with a extremely small sprinkle of Neve (transformers). There's 2 Lundalh Transformers on here so it adds a nice touch of color to give some weight but its not over bearing. This is the most open and full sounding mic pre I've ever heard in the 500 series format.

By Brandon W on February 7, 2021

Outstanding product. I bought this because I had heard the de-esser portion was second-to-none. That’s an understatement. Even though you can’t bypass the pre, it’s clean enough to pad down and use at line-level. Though the pre is fantastic and totally capable of standing on its own, I’m using my John Hardy and several 500-series modules before the Weiss. As a de-esser, it’s amazingly transparent. It’s better than any hardware or software unit I’ve found. Even really clamping the sibilance, it never gets that dull lispy quality caused by pretty much all other de-essers. Using more moderate settings, I find it to be just as good as manually attenuating individual sounds.

By Emmett A on May 7, 2020

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