The LaChapell Audio Model 583s was the world’s first vacuum tube mic preamp designed for the 500 series format. It is still the only 500 series module to properly power the tube with 250V of TrueTube™ technology. Unlike some other vacuum tube mic preamps for the 500 series, we do not starve the tube of voltages in any way. And, since this all occurs within the 583 module, there is no worry of harming your 500 series power supply. With dual drive knobs to separately drive the input and output, the 583S provides total flexibility to explore a broad sonic pallet enhancing its versatility for all of your recordings.
|INTERNAL GAIN||0 to >72dB|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz to 50KHz|
|MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N)||+26dBu|
|TUBE COMPLIMENT||1 x 12AX7 / ECC83|
583S MIC PRE USE EXAMPLES
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SELECTED QUOTES AND REVIEWS
“Another revolution was the first 500 Series module that featured a tube stage. Running a tube that requires 250V on a +/- 16V supply might seem impossible, but that is what engineers are for: accomplishing the impossible. It was a challenge, one that father/son team Mark and Scott LaChapell accepted for the LaChapell 583 tube preamp introduced in 2006… I have used the now-discontinued 583 (two slot model) for many recordings and it’s a very sweet piece of gear that doesn’t sound compromised in any way. Presently there’s a double-slot 583e with EQ and the newest 583s Mk2 that fits in a single slot.” Lynn Fuston