|MX5-mk500 Mic Preamp
Meet the newest member of the
FiveFish Studios line of 500-Series preamps... the MX5 mk500 Mic Preamp.
Just like it's brother, the
X-72mk500, the MX5 Mic Preamp features the same UK-made Carnhill Input
Transformer to deliver that big, punchy, lots of low end mojo sound.
A custom made output transformer
takes care of balancing the beefy outputs, and also adding it's own
Mil-spec Grayhill 12-stepped gain switch, and a separate Output
Trim knob gives you fine control over this preamp. Lighted push-button
switches gives a visual indicator for the status of your 48V phantom
power, -20db Pad and Polarity Reverse switches.
Custom-made, solid machined
aluminum knobs gives the MX5 preamp an expensive look. But don't let
it's features and expensive looks fool you, the MX5 is priced very
attractively to fit the budget of every home, project or recording
studio while still delivering on performance and features!
You also have the option to use
Discrete Op Amps (DOA) like 2520/990 type opamp with the MX5 preamp.
Just swap out the stock chip, with a Discrete OpAmp for a slightly
Photo showing the MX5 preamp along with our
SC-1mk500, X-12mk500 and X-72mk500 Mic Preamps.
The MX5 sound
is BIG, PUNCHY, and HUGE. It adds a deep, nice, WARM coloration to the
sound. Really deep-sounding huge. And low frequencies come out punchy
and TIGHT... thanks to the UK-made Carnhill Input Transformers.
The custom output transformer also gives the preamp a slight
mid-forward, smooth sound character. A very fast video buffer driver
chips (spec'd at 2000V/usec) drive this custom Output Transformer.
You can say the
MX5 is a hybrid of our X-12 and X-72 preamp. The MX5 exhibits
qualities that can be found on both preamps - I'm sure you will love
this new preamp!
(with Carnhill/UK Input and Custom-made Output Transformer)
Using UK-made Carnhill Input Transformer
12-step Gain from 22dB to 68dB, at 4dB/step
Option to use Discrete OpAmps with
the 990/2520 format
Using high-performance chipsets, currently the
best chip around
Using High-speed 2000V/us, video buffer,
high-current transformer line driver
Using Grayhill switch - high
with output trim Bourns potentiometer - so you can
overdrive the input trafo and be able to trim the output of the pre.
offset trimmer adjustment
LED-lighted push buttons for 48V phantom,
pads, and polarity reverse
Relay Controlled Polarity Reverse
Controlled -20dB Pad
Soft-start/Ramp-up 48V Phantom Power
on-board voltage regulators
Professional PCB, Rohs PCB with
double-sided, plated-through holes, 2oz. copper
Includes everything... 5-LED VU Meter, spacers,
NOTE: The MX5-mk500 Preamp requires an API 500 Series
Rack or compatible rack.
You can also use
discrete opamps with these preamps.
Discrete OpAmps not
provided with preamps.
MX5-mk500 Mic Preamp
USA Buyers ||For INTL Buyers |
$495 - MX5-mk500 Mic Preamp
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