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LaChapell Audio 983s Tube Preamp

LaChapell Audio 983s
LaChapell Audio 983s
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List Price: $2,400.00
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Product Code: 9999-10424


LaChapell Audio 983s Tube Preamp

The LaChapell Audio 983s Tube Preamp is a high quality two-channel 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."

LaChapell Audio 983s Tube Preamp Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Autoswitching 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.
  • 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.
  • High and Low Pass Filters: Independent High and Low Pass Filters maximize control over your recorded or live signal.
  • Extremely low output impedance: 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.

LaChapell Audio 983s Tube Preamp Specifications

  • INTERNAL GAIN: 0 to >72dB
  • THD+N: 0.10% (minimum)
  • MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N): +26dBu
  • TYPICAL EIN: -121dBu
  • TUBE COMPLIMENT: 1 x 12AX7 / ECC83

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