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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

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

Product Reviews

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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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