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LaChapell Audio 500CS Channel Strip with microphone preamplifier, EQ and compressor - Angle View
500CS CHANNEL STRIP
500 Series Channel Strip with EQ and Compressor
MSRP: $649

The 500CS Channel Strip from LaChapell Audio is a complete channel strip featuring a pristine OpAmp based solid state preamp, high and low pass filters, full 3-band EQ and VCA compressor in one unit.

Each “half” of the unit can function independently for maximum value and versatility. Track with the preamp, eq and compressor together, then switch to independent mode and use the eq/compressor side as an outboard processor.

500CS-500 SERIES Channel Strip Mic Pre With EQ And Compressor - Front

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Lachapell audio 500 series modules icon

    COMPLETE 500 SERIES CHANNEL STRIP

    The 500CS Channel Strip is a two bay 500 series module that works with all 500 series frames and power supplies. Except of course single bay frames.

  • Lachapell Audio 3 band EQ icon

    MASTERING QUALITY EQ

    A three band EQ with additional High and Low Pass Filters give flexibility to your tracking and mixing. The transparent mastering grade EQ was designed to minimize phase interactions.

  • lachapell audio hi-z input icon

    FRONT PANEL HI-Z

    The front panel Hi-Z input allows the 500CS to be used as an instrument preamplifier. When a 1/4″ jack is inserted into the Hi-Z input, the 500CS switches into instrument mode.

  • 500CS Compressor part of Channel Strip LaChapell Audio

    VCA COMPRESSOR

    The two knob compressor on the 500CS gives you ratio and threshold controls for flexible but forgiving compression. Select between fast or slow attack and release, and hard and soft knee settings with dip switches on back panel.

  • 500CS Channel Strip preamp with switchable EQ and compressor icon

    TWO IN ONE SPLIT MODULE OPERATION

    The 500CS Channel Strip works in series or independently. Press the Module Split button to use the 500CS as two separate modules. Each section can be bypassed also so that you can use just the EQ, or just the compressor.

  • lachapell audio VU meter icon

    MULTIFUNCTION VU

    An analog VU with function selector lets you know exactly whats going on. The selector switch allows you to monitor the preamp output, the gain reduction of the compressor or the total output of the unit.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PREAMP
INTERNAL GAIN60 dB
THD+N0.0009%
Frequency Response6 Hz – 45.5+ kHz
Max Output28.12 dBu
Typical EIN-128
Input Impedance3 KΩ Mic / 20 KΩ Hi-Z
Maximum Input Level7 dBu
EQ
Noise Floor< 94.5 dB – 20 hZ to 20 kHz
THD+N0.0015%
Frequency Response5 Hz – 36 kHz (+/- .28 dBu)
Cut/Boost Range+/- 12dB
Maximum Input Level27.65 dBu
Bands3 Band
High Pass Filter6 dB per octave at 142 Hz
Low Pass Filter6 dB per octave at 7 kHz
COMPRESSOR
TypeVCA
KneeHard/Soft Selectable
Slow Setting5 ms Attack, 65 ms Release
Fast Setting3 ms Attack, 13 ms Release

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