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Aphex J Pre 500 Microphone Preamp 500 Series Module

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Product Description

The Aphex J Pre 500 Microphone Preamp 500 Series Module spawns from the flagship Aphex 1788A version that is used both live and in studios. The renowned Jensen JT11K8 nickel input transformer is used by both, but the Aphex J PRE 500 also uses a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output-balancing transformer. The Aphex J PRE 500 gives you the legendary 1788A sound at a much more inexpensive price. The patented Mic-Limiter technology works before the preamp. It’s nearly impossible to clip the input of the preamp when the limiter is on, great for no-second-chance recording.

Aphex J Pre 500 Microphone Preamp 500 Series Module Features

  • Front panel 10Mohm
  • 1/4 in. input for the connection of instruments
  • input overrides the input on the rear of the receiving frame
  • 3-way switch allows the selection of +16, +20 or +24dBu output levels
  • 20-segment input meter allows input levels to be easily seen from a distance
  • 65 dB of gain to properly operate dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones
  • 26dB pad for very loud sources
  • Illuminated buttons control Phantom Power, Phase Reverse, 75Hz High Pass Filter and Mic Limiter on - off
  • Approved by the VPR Alliance

Applications:
Live Performance - The Aphex 1788A is an industry standard mic pre for live performance. It is commonly used for award shows like The Grammys, The Academy Awards and The Country Music Awards. The J PRE 500 is inspired by the preamp from the 1788A and includes Aphex’s patented Mic-Limiter technology that works before the preamp for those times when there is no second take.

Professional Studio Recording - When you plug into the J PRE-500, you’ll instantly think “This is the real deal – this is the sound people think of when they hear professional recordings from a big name studio!”. The  1/4 in. input also makes it easy to run instruments through the mic pre without using a direct box.

Voice Over/ADR Recording - The J PRE 500 provides excellent sound for voice. The patented Aphex MicLims also come in handy when screaming or yelling is required in a recording. You’ll capture excellent sound quality without clipping the input of the preamp.

Product Specifications
Input
Type
Jensen JT-11K8-APC transformer, instrumentation second stage
Impedance 700 ohm nominal
Instrument Impedance 10M ohm nominal
CMRR >90dB at 60Hz
Gain Range +26dB to +65dB, no pad +24 level
Pad 26dB
Max Input Level, limiter off - 0dBu no pad, +26dBu pad
Limiter Aphex MicLim
Low Cut 3rd order, -3dB at 80Hz
 
Output 
Type
Transformer balanced, Jensen JT-11-DL
Nominal Level +4dBu
Maximum Level, Meter 0dB - +24 - +20 - +16 dBu switchable
Impedance 100 ohm nominal
 
Audio 
THD
<0.003% at +4dBu out
Frequency Response +0.1 or -1.0dB <10Hz to 45kHz
EIN -125dBu at max gain
 
Power 
Current draw
95mA
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Phone:  818-767-2929 Warranty:  1 Year
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MSRP: $749.00
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