Pure tube preamp in a 500-series module, Siemens Style
API 500 standard module
Tube Preamp Mic/Line/Hi Z
Input pad 20db
HPF filter: OFF, 50 Hz
41 Steps Gain Pot
Phantom power +48V
Dynamic Ranger: 117 dB
Max Gain: 64 dB
Max output level: +28 dBm (!)
Tranformers: Sowter / Edcor
Price excl. VAT excl. shipping
The 572 Red Stripe is a Tube Mic Pre, inspired by the 60s classics by Siemens.
The module is transformer balanced on input and output using Sowter and Edcor transformers. All regulators on the front panel are stepped switches.
50 Hz HPF switch.
Very much recommended in combination with sometimes (too) hard sounding FET mics such as U87, particularly when close miking.
Also highly recommended as DI for electric bass.
“Big and warm” written all over it.
Well, this is definitely the very unit we recommend to anybody looking for a 500s based tube mic pre.
Exzellent price / value ratio.
Pristine craftmanship inside and outside with a big sound for adults.
Like everything by IGS it does exactly what it says it does:
No more, no less, nothing sacred, nothing saint.
Highly recommended to anybody looking for a budget mic pre.