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500DT DUAL TOPOLOGY PREAMP

500 Series Tube and Solid State Mic Preamp
STREET PRICE: $649.00

The LaChapell 500DT dual topology preamp is a 500 series microphone preamp that features two separate topologies or amplification paths for unprecedented versatility and value for project studios, home studios, or professional recording studios.

The 500DT is both a tube mic preamp and a solid state preamp in one 500 series module. When the blend knob is fully to the tube preamp side, the signal will pass through a custom transformer before being amplified by a TrueTube™ powered 12AX7 vacuum tube. TrueTube is LaChapell Audio’s proprietary method of supplying a full 250V to the vacuum tube so you get loads of vintage clean tube gain (or drive it a bit harder to get some grit and bite).

When the blend knob is turned fully to the opamp side, the signal passes directly to a solid state microphone preamplifier. This input is transformerless and will provide clean gain with exceptionally low noise. Placing the blend control anywhere between the two extremes will “blend” the two topologies for a near infinite variety of tonal options.

500DT Dual Topology 500 Series Tube And Solid State Mic Preamp - Front

500DT PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Dual Topology Web Circle - Mic Preamp

    VACUUM TUBE AND SOLID STATE PREAMP

    Two mic preamps in one. With both a Truetube™ powered full sized 12AX7 vacuum tube preamp and a solid state preamp, the 500DT Dual Topology preamp is exceptionally versatile. Blend between the tube and solid state sides to mix the two sounds.

  • Lachapell audio 500 series modules icon

    500 SERIES MIC PREAMP

    An extremely versatile tube and solid state mic preamp in the 500 series format based on the legendary 583S priced for project studios, home studios, and value conscious professional recording studios.

  • lachapell audio truetube power 250V icon

    TRUETUBE™ 250V POWER

    TrueTube™ technology supplies both the plate and filament of the 12AX7 vacuum tube with the proper voltages they need to access the full characteristics of the tube. Other tube preamp designs cannot supply the needed 250V and don’t have the headroom or harmonics that characterize that classic tube sound.

  • lachapell audio hi-z input icon

    FRONT PANEL HI-Z INPUT

    The front panel Hi-Z input allows the 500DT to be used as an instrument preamplifier. When a 1/4″ jack is inserted into the Hi-Z input, the 500DT switches into instrument mode, bypassing the input transformer so the instrument accesses the preamp directly.

  • Lachapell Audio dual drive icon

    DUAL GAIN KNOBS

    The Dual Drive knobs on the LaChapell 500DT provide an incredible array of tonal options. Increasing the input gain will drive the input stage harder, resulting in more tube harmonics when using the tube preamp side of the dual topology (and even some distortion if thats what you’re after). An emphasis on the output knob cleans up the signal for high headroom and clean tones.

  • Blend knob to blend between tube and solid state mic preamps on 500DT dual topology mic preamp

    BLEND KNOB

    The blend knob lets you go full vacuum tube, or full solid state. Get that rich harmonic warmth that only a properly powered tube can provide, or pristine cleans from the solid state side. Or… blend the two for the ultimate in versatility for your project studio, home or professional studio.

500DT PRODUCT SPECS

Tube Path
    THD+N0.08%
    Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum Output12 dBu
    Typical EIN121
Solid State Path
    THD+N0.01%
    Frequency Response20 Hz to 46 kHz
    Maximum Output28 dBu
    Typical EIN129
Internal Gain67 dBu
Input Impedance1.5 KΩ Mic / 10 KΩ Hi-Z
TRANSFORMERCUSTOM INPUT TRANSFORMER
Tube Type12AX7 (ECC83)

500DT USE EXAMPLES

Press the button to see how you might use the LaChapell Audio 500DT Dual Topology preamp in the studio.

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