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Avalon M5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamp

Avalon microphone preamplifiers have been in use around the world since 1986. All preamplifiers share the combined technologies of low ratio transformer balanced inputs coupled with high-voltage cascade FET twin bipolar discrete class A amplifiers.


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MSRP: Old Price $1,850.00 Discounted Price $1,665.00 Save : $185.00 (10%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,850.00 Discounted Price $1,665.00 Save : $185.00 (10%)
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The Avalon M5 Pure Class A microphone preamplifier is the most musical, low noise full function preamplifier available today. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the M5 combines an advanced transformer input stage with twin high-performance Class A cascode FET and bipolar discrete amplifiers for sonic excellence unequaled by lesser designs. The M5 is ideal for vocal and acoustic instruments,  active DI input for the direct recording of bass, guitars, and keyboards.  Features include state-of-the-art, balanced 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers, practical user features and rugged hardware designed to deliver true high-performance audio for many years.

Designed for Ultimate Music Recording
Avalon preamplifiers have found their way into the world's most famous lead vocalists recording sessions and studios and been featured on thousands of the best selling (and sounding) albums and live performances.

Minimum Signal Path Design
Avalon's advanced true symmetry design offers high-voltage, large headroom, extended bandwidth and very low noise. The use of 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers give the serious music professional unlimited sonic character and a natural harmonic detail that enhances the program material and becomes one with the music itself.

Vocalists Dream Machine
The M5 microphone preamplifier is the first choice when you are looking to capture a full-bodied, dynamic, musical performance from the intimate depths within the artist.  The M5 will make your recordings musical masterpieces!

  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
  • Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
  • Minimum audio signal path
  • High-performance input transformer
  • Microphone and Hi-Z  inputs to +36dB
  • Very low noise -95dB
  • High headroom +30dB
  • Gain-switched in 2dB steps to +64dB
  • DC coupled Pure Class A output
  • Large illuminated professional VU meter
  • Twin LED peak signal indicators
  • Regulated +48v phantom power supply
  • Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
  • Variable passive high pass (bass cut) filter
  • All signal routing with sealed silver relays

Get your Avalon M5 Microphone Preamp today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone Preamp
  • Power Supply
  • IEC Cable
  • AC Cable


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Preamp Type FET Class-A
Channels 2
Gain +20dB to +64dB in 2dB steps
Frequency Response 1Hz-120kHz
Compressor No
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs Number 2
Analog Input Types 1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x XLR (B&K 4000 Mic)
Analog Outputs Number 1
Analog Outputs Types 1 x XLR
Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 5" x 7" x 3.25" inches (LxWxH)
Model M5-BO
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer’s warranty covers parts and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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