583S MK2 TUBE MIC PREAMP
The world’s first vacuum tube mic preamp in a 500 series module! It is still the only 500 series module to properly power the tube with 250V of TrueTube™ technology. We do not starve the tube of voltages in any way unlike most 500 series tube designs. You can even max out a rack with 583 units with no power or heat issues.
Every component on the LaChapell 583S MK2 was carefully selected for sonic perfection from the Cinemag input transformer to the Jensen output transformer.
With dual drive knobs to separately drive the input and output, the 583S provides total flexibility to explore a broad sonic palette enhancing its versatility for all of your recordings. Leaning on the input stage, the 583S MK2 delivers vintage style tube warmth. The more you drive the input, the more harmonics are introduced. Backing off on the input but increasing the output results in gorgeous clean tones with some weight provided by the Cinemag and Jensens transformers.
An essential 500 series module for the modern professional and project recording studio!
|INTERNAL GAIN||0 to >72dB|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz to 50KHz|
|MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N)||+26dBu|
|TRANSFORMERS||CINEMAG CMMI-10PCA (INPUT)
JENSEN JT-11-DM (OUTPUT)
|TUBE COMPLIMENT||1 x 12AX7 / ECC83|
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“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