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LACHAPELL AUDIO 983S
2 Channel tube mic pre and instrument preamp
MSRP: $2400

This two channel tube preamp brings LaChapell Audio quality to a single rack space. The Model 983S is a high quality tube preamplifier that integrates many of the key features that distinguish LaChapell Audio gear in a package developed for personal and professional studios as well as live sound applications.

In addition to the low profile single rack space design, the 983S has an ultra-low output impedance for unparalleled sound transfer across long cable runs such as are common in theaters and remote systems. You will find many of the features you expect from a piece of LaChapell Audio gear, including: Input and Output knobs to dial in the perfect balance of warmth and definition for any application.

PRODUCT FEATURES

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    DUAL DRIVE KNOBS

    The Dual Drive knobs on the 983S mic pre provide an incredible array of tonal options. The input knob drives the input to the first vacuum tube and the second knob drives the input to the output tube. Together, you can dial in sounds from pristine to warm and harmonically rich.

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    PAD SWITCH FOR MORE TONAL OPTIONS

    The pad switch not only provides a -20dB gain reduction for high input sources, it also works with the Dual Drive knobs to create color and headroom options. Engage the pad and dial in warm tones with lots of headroom.

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    BEST IN CLASS PERFORMANCE

    Everything in the 983S mic pre is designed to be best in class. Every component, transformer, wire and tube has been meticulously selected for performance and longevity.

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    LOW NOISE AND OUTPUT IMEDANCE

    The ultra low output impedance of the 982S mic pre means you can run long cables from the stage to front of house or from studio room to studio room. The ultra low noise means you can record any source with confidence that you are only recording what you WANT to record.

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    HIGH AND LOW PASS FILTERS

    Independent High and Low Pass Filters maximize control over your recorded or live signal.

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    FRONT PANEL HI-Z INPUT

    The front panel Hi-Z input allows you to plug a bass or other instrument directly into the 983S. As an instrument front end, the 983S allows for natural tube compression and harmonics to any input source.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

INTERNAL GAIN0 to >72dB
THD+N0.10% (minimum)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE10Hz to 50KHz
MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N)+26dBu
TYPICAL EIN-121dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE1.5KΩ
TUBE COMPLIMENT1 x 12AX7 / ECC83

583E TUBE PREAMP USE EXAMPLES

Click the button below to see some examples of how the LaChapell Audio 583e tube preamp with EQ can be used.

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SELECTED QUOTES AND REVIEWS

“I’ve been using LaChapell Audio mic preamps for a number of years.  The one word that comes to mind that’s consistent throughout the line is “versatility.”  All of the mic preamps (992, 983, 583) have 2 distinct flavors based on where they interjected the 20 dB pad.  Without the pad engaged you get a big, open, warm, full of transient sound that’s lovely on just about everything.  With the pad engaged you get a tight, slightly compressed, less transient sound that works on everything else.  They are definitely my go to mic preamps.   When I don’t use them It’s just because I don’t have enough of them.” –  Mark Polack, Mixer/Engineer/Bassist/Programmer/Songwriter (Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Paul Carrack, John Oates, Reggie Young, Mark Knopfler, Felix Cavaliere)

The microphone preamp side of the 583E is identical to the 583S. Please see the reviews on the 583S MK2 page.

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