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Aphex J PRE 500 Microphone Preamplifier

    Aphex J PRE 500 Microphone Preamplifier

    Manufacturer: Aphex

    Item #: APX-JPRE-500   •   MFG #: J PRE 500


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    The J PRE 500 mic pre is inspired by the flagship Aphex 1788A remote controlled preamp. They both use the same Jensen JT11K8 nickel input Transformer. But unlike the 1788A, the J PRE 500 also features a Jensen JT- 11DL nickel output-balancing transformer. As the 1788A is a highly advanced, remote controllable, eight-channel mic pre with multiple analog and digital outputs per channel, it does not have a modest price tag. The J PRE 500 provides affordable access to the legendary 1788A sound.

    The J PRE 500also features the Aphex patented Mic-Limiter technology. This is a limiter that works before the preamp. With the limiter on, it is nearly impossible to clip the input of the preamp. The limiter is fairly transparent, but does add a bit of it’s own color to the sound. A signal will tend to sound bigger with the Mic- Lim engaged.

    A 10Mohm, 1?4” input is provided on the front panel allowing the connection of instruments like guitar and bass. This input overrides the input on the rear of the receiving frame when connected. A 3-way switch is provided allowing the user to select an output level of +16, +20.

    The J PRE 500 features a 20-sement input meter. Many other 500 series preamps only offer a signal and clip LED. Our 20-segment meter makes it MUCH easier to set proper input levels. The input gain pot starts at +26dBu at a fully counter clockwise setting and boosts up to +65dBu at a fully clockwise setting. This provides enough gain to properly operate dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones. A -26dB pad button is provided giving the J PRE 500a full 65dB of headroom when the pad is engaged. Buttons are also provided for 48V phantom power, phase reverse, 75Hz high pass filter and Mic Limiter on/off.

    • Features

      • Jensen transformers for both input and output. MicLim Limiters
      • Patented Aphex limiters that work before the mic pre, thus transient peaks are never amplified and the preamp never clips when the Mic Lim is on.
      • 20-Segment meter
      • Allows the user to properly set input levels.
      • Instrument Input allows for the connection of instruments like guitar and bass without a direct box.
      • 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. It’s becoming more and more common for live sound engineers to use outboard mic preamps on specific sources like lead vocals, acoustic guitars, snare drums and such. Especially for those engineers who have to use a different P.A. system every night at different venues. This allows them to keep a consistent sound for their featured instruments.
      • Professional Studio Recording-When you plug in to the J PRE-500, you instantly think “This is the real deal!” This is the sound people think of when want professional recordings from a big name studio. The 1?4” 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 Mic-Lims also come in very handy for times when screaming or yelling is required to be recorded. You’ll capture excellent sound quality without clipping the input of the preamp. Get the job done in less takes.
    • Item Includes

      • JPRE500
      • Power Cable
      • Manual

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