LaChapell Audio 500DT Dual Topology Preamp
-500 SERIES DUAL TOPOLOGY TUBE AND SOLID STATE PREAMP
The LaChapell Audio 500DT dual topology preamp is a 500 series microphone preamp that features two separate topologies or amplification paths. When the blend knob is fully to the TUBE side, the signal will pass through a transformer before being amplified by a TrueTube? powered 12AX7 vacuum tube. TrueTube is LaChapell Audio?s proprietary method of supplying a full 250V to the vacuum tube so you get loads of clean tube gain.
When the blend knob is turned fully to the OPAMP side, the signal passes directly to a solid state preamplifier. This input is transformer-less and will provide clean gain with exceptionally low noise Placing the blend control anywhere between the two extremes will ?blend? the two topologies for a wide variety of tonal options.
500 SERIES MIC PREAMP
An extremely versatile tube AND solid state mic preamp in the 500 series format based on the legendary 583S.
TRUETUBE? 250V POWER
TrueTube? technology supplies both the plate and filament of the tube with the proper voltages they need to access the full characteristics of the tube. Other tube preamp designs cannot supply the needed 250V and don?t have the headroom or harmonics that characterize that classic tube sound.
FRONT PANEL HI-Z INPUT
The front panel Hi-Z input allows the 500DT to be used as an instrument preamplifier. When a 1/4? jack is inserted into the Hi-Z input, the 500DT switches into instrument mode, bypassing the input transformer so the instrument accesses the preamp directly.
DUAL GAIN KNOBS
The Dual Drive knobs on the 500DT provide an incredible array of tonal options. The input knob drives the input preamp and the second knob drives the output for sounds ranging from pristine to gritty.
VACUUM TUBE AND SOLID STATE PREAMP
With both a Truetube? powered full sized 12AX7 vacuum tube preamp AND a solid state preamp, the 500DT Dual Topology preamp is exceptionally versatile. Blend between the tube and solid state sides to mix the two sounds.
The blend knob lets you go full vacuum tube, or full solid state. Get that rich harmonic warmth that only a properly powered tube can provide, or pristine cleans from the solid state side. Or? blend the two for the ultimate in versatility