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LaChapell Audio to Launch Single Bay 500 Series Tube Preamp

Nashville, TN – In 2007, LaChapell Audio released the first 500 series tube preamplifier, the 583S. After a highly successful run, LaChapell Audio is replacing the 583s with the 583s MK2. The LaChapell 583s MK2 improves on the original 583s while retaining identical microphone and Hi-Z topologies.

Well known for being the only true 500 series high voltage vacuum tube preamp that accommodates microphones and Hi-Z instruments, the new LaChapell Audio 583s MK2 is a single bay 500 series unit and includes convenient handles for easy insertion and removal. It also features a Cinemag input transformer and Jensen JT-11 output transformers.

“Our users have been asking for a single bay 583s so that they could fit more of them in a 500 series chassis. Not only have we been able to accomplish that, we have also reduced the signal to noise ratio,” says Scott LaChapell, owner of LaChapell Audio. “Our technology allows us to properly power the tube so recorded sources sound natural with the vacuum tube warmth that other manufacturers cannot deliver, all while staying within API/VPR power requirements.”

The legacy of the LaChapell Audio 583s is well known. Whether using microphones or the auto-switching Hi-Z input, the 583s MK2 sounds fantastic on any source. Launching in mid-July with a limited time street price of $899, the LaChapell Audio 583s MK2 is a worthy successor to the original 583S.

About LaChapell Audio

LaChapell Audio is a leading manufacturer of pro audio equipment for commercial recording and broadcast markets. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, LaChapell Audio offers sophisticated, elegant design in harmony with pristine sound quality. For more information, visit www.lachapellaudio.com or contact Scott LaChapell at (615) 837-4598.



LaChapell Audio to Release Anticipated 2-Channel Mic Preamp

Nashville, TN - LaChapell Audio is excited to announce the 983s and 983sx tube microphone preamplifiers, single rack space units based on the popular 500 Series line. The 983s and 983sx will be available Summer 2012.

OVERVIEW
The Model 983 is a high quality tube preamplifier that integrates many of the key features that distinguish LaChapell Audio studio gear in a format developed for personal and professional studios as well as live sound applications. LaChapell Audio microphone preamps have a reputation for phenomenal sound and unmatched quality among studio owners and operators across the globe. With the Model 983, live sound engineers can experience this quality as well.

“One of the issues plaguing theater and live sound applications is the necessity for very long cable runs. The Model 983 is designed with an ultra-low output impedance in tandem with a special double-balanced output driver. This configuration helps guarantee that signal integrity and excellent sound quality is maintained while driving hundreds of feet of cable,” says LaChapell Audio owner and designer Scott LaChapell. “But this isn’t only for stage applications, the professional and personal studios will benefit from the 983’s extensive feature set as well.”

Some of the features of the Model 983 include:
  • Low profile single rack space design saves critical space
  • Special double balanced output stage with ultra-low output impedance for unparalleled sound transfer across long cable runs such as are common in theaters, remote systems, etc.
  • Individual Input and Output gain controls.
  • Two position HP and LP filters.
LaChapell Audio is a leading manufacturer of pro audio equipment for commercial recording and broadcast markets. Based in Nashville, Tennessee LaChapell Audio offers sophisticated, elegant design in harmony with pristine sound quality.

For more information, visit www.lachapellaudio.com or contact Scott LaChapell at (615) 837-4598.


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