Aphex A PRE 500 Series Microphone Preamp


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The A PRE 500 mic pre is inspired by the popular Aphex 188 eight-channel preamp, which uses a custom Aphex designed input Transformer. The A PRE 500 then adds a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output balancing transformer and a custom CineMag input transformer.

The A PRE 500 has a very neutral, yet bright character. It sounds especially good on drums and percussion, B3 Organs, electric pianos, and acoustic guitars.  The ¼” input makes it easy to run instruments through the mic pre without using a direct box.

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.

  • Front panel 10Mohm, ¼” Instrument Input
  • 65 dB of gain and a 26dB pad for a wide choice of mics
  • Illuminated buttons for Phantom, Phase & High Pass Filter
  • Select between +16, +20 or +24dBu output levels
  • Large 20-segment input meters visible from a distance

  • Type Aphex custom CineMag transformer
  • Instrumentation second stage
  • Impedance 1300 ohm nominal
  • Instrument Impedance 10M ohm nominal
  • CMRR >90dB @ 60Hz
  • Gain Range +30dB to +70dB (no pad, +24 level)
  • Pad 26dB
  • Max Input Level -3dBu (no pad), +23dBu (pad)
  • Low Cut 2nd order, -3dB @ 75Hz

  • Type Transformer balanced, Jensen JT-11-DL
  • Nominal Level +4dBu
  • Maximum Level (Meter 0dB) +24/+20/+16 dBu switchable
  • Impedance 100 ohm nominal

  • THD <0.003% @ +4dBu out
  • Frequency Response +/-1 dB <10Hz to 100kHz
  • EIN -125dBu @ max gain
  • Current draw 75mA

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    A PRE 500 Series Microphone Preamp
Series 500 Series
Model A PRE


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