Avalon V5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamplifier Silver
Avalon V5follows the tradition of the Avalon U5, which has been in continuous production since 1995 and is used by leading music professionals in studio and live sound reinforcement applications alike.
The Avalon V5 introduces a new geboneration of this tried and true idea, loaded with professional features including a low noise, high-gain, Pure Class A, microphone preamplifier, and a 10 mega ohm instrument DI input with zero impedance loading and a +36dB maximum input capability for active preamp-line sources like acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards and synthesizers.
A transformer-isolated reamping output offers multiple input-output configurations with all inputs available, including polarity reverse. Sealed silver relays provide transparent signal path routing while custom, ultra-high performance rotary switches deliver smooth gain control in accurate 2dB steps.
A unique passive tone selector allows ten contours (six from the U5 tone bank) including two passive high pass filters and two vocal-instrument enhanced passive air-lift low frequency curves.
Additional features include a passive low pass hiss & buzz filter, a wide range, professional analog VU meter with expanded scale -30dB to +18dB with twin peak LED’s for fast signal capture.
An amazing all-in-one microphone preamplifier, DI, and re-amping box any engineer can appreciate
Made from top shelf components using all-discrete, high-voltage, Class A components for absolutely pristine sound
Dual hi-Z and lo-Z microphone inputs accommodate anything from low-output ribbons to high-output condenser mics
10-MOhm direct instrument input with zero impedance loading lets you plug in virtually and instrument with either active or passive pickups
Transformer-isolated re-amping output allows you to send signal back to an external guitar amplifier for re-amping
Passive Tone Shaper provides you with 10 amazing tone presets that let you instantly tweak you sound to perfection
6 Tone Shaper setting adopted from the Avalon U5, including two Air-Lift vocal settings
Built-in lowpass filter and buzz/hum filter ensure the cleanest possible sound
Large VU meter provides easy and accurate monitoring
Audio Circuit Topology: 100% discrete, high-voltage Class A
Gain Range: Gain switched 2dB steps, +/-0.2dB
Line: -2dB ~ +38dB Transformer balanced, 9,000 ohms
Instrument: +2dB ~ +42dB Unbalanced, 10,000,000 ohms
Microphone Hi-Z: +20dB ~ +60dB Transformer balanced, 6,600 ohms
Microphone Lo-Z: +26dB ~ +66dB Transformer balanced, 1,800 ohms<
PAD (Passive input attenuator): Line -13dB, Instrument -10dB, Mic -15dB
Phantom Power: +48v regulated, 10mA
Input-Output Connectors: XLR, pin-2 hot, all jacks TRS (tip=hot)
Maximum LINE output level: +30dBu, DC coupled, balanced 600 ohms
Maximum ISOLATED output level: +12dBu, transformer isolated, unbalanced
Headphone Output: 0.5w, 600 ohms
Noise 22Hz-22kHz Unweighted: -98dBu typical, minimum gain (-128dB EIN)
Distortion THD, IMD: 0.05% at +10dBu, 0.5% at +30dBu
Frequency Response, -/+0.5dB: 2Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response, -3dB: 2Hz to 500kHz (input band limited)
VU Meter: Professional, wide range -30dB ~ +18dB
Signal LED: LED peak capture blue 0dB, red +20dB
High cut filter: -3dB at 3.7kHz, minimum phase design
Tone Selector: 10 passive filter-tone selections
Polarity reverse: All outputs (relay switched)
AC Power: Internal toroidal AC supply 115v~230v
Fuse: REAR selectable, 50/60Hz, 0.5A, 35w max
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8.5 x 3.5 x 12" (21.59 x 8.89 x 30.48 cm)
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