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Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ

Radial PreMax
Radial PreMax
List Price: $350.00
Our Price: $299.99

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Product Code: 9999-14062


Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ

The Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ is an all-in-one channel strip that combines a low noise mic preamplifier with a state-of-the-art 3 band equalizer to deliver exceptionally clean results each and every time it is used.

The Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ design begins with a high performance Op-Amp coupled with Radial's unique Accustate gain control that simultaneously sets the input sensitivity and signal gain to deliver outstanding signal-to-noise at all levels. Visual monitoring is provided with LEDs for signal and overload. The preamp then feeds a traditional 3 band EQ for tone shaping. This musical sounding EQ lets you gently boost the top end for more clarity, add warmth to the bottom end, or cut back the mids on an overly aggressive instrument. A front panel switch lets you bypass the EQ and compare the pre-post effect. This is augmented with a high-pass filter to eliminate low-end resonance that can cause a track to sound muddy or lack detail. A 180 polarity reverse works double duty to either help align a stereo mic setup or enable the PreMax to be interfaced with older vintage gear that may not follow the AES Pin-2 hot convention. For safety, the 48V phantom power switch is recessed to prevent accidental turn-on which could damage tweeters or vintage ribbon microphones. When used with a Radial Workhorse power rack, the Omniport jack is configured as an instrument input and activated using a convenient front panel switch. When the Omniport is not connected, the switch acts like a microphone mute.

Designed to deliver quick, dependable results, the Radial PreMax's integrated design eliminates the concern of matching levels between modules. You simply plug in, set the gain, tone shape and start recording. This makes the Radial PreMax the perfect channel strip module for project studios, post production, broadcast and live recording.

Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ Features

  • Combination preamp and 3 band equalizer
  • Accustate gain control for low noise
  • High-pass filter eliminates excessive resonance
  • Dedicated instrument input for direct recording
  • Low noise preamp with over 65dB of gain
  • Built-in 3-band EQ for analog tone shaping
  • Recessed 48V phantom for safe use
  • Accustate for maximum signal-to-noise
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Built-in EQ makes set-ups efficient
  • Omniport instrument input
  • Works on all API and Radial racks

Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ Applications

  • Using the PreMax with a microphone - Nothing can be easier than recording with a Radial PreMax! You simply plug your mic into the XLR input on your 500 series power rack, turn on the phantom power and the Radial PreMax does the rest for you! All you do is adjust the level, set the EQ and press record!
  • Using the PreMax with an instrument - Overdubbing or tracking instruments is quick and efficient! Connect your bass to the Omniport input on the rear of your Radial power rack, and when you are ready, toggle the input from mic to instrument using the front panel switch.
  • Using the PreMax for broadcast - The Radial PreMax is your easy solution for broadcast and voice-over in post production. It combines a low noise front end with a great sounding EQ for quick results where time is money. No more messing around with levels... just plug in and get the results you need.

Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ Specifications

  • Technical Specs:
    • Preamp Circuit Type: Accustate input with true variable gain front end.
    • EQ Circuit Type: Three band EQ with high and low frequency shelving.
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz (-1.5dB @ 20Hz)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.003
    • Dynamic Range: 112dB
    • Input Impedance: 3300 Ohms
    • Maximum Input: >+22dBu
    • Mic Input Gain: 52dB
    • Instrument Input Gain: 30dB
    • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -120dBu
    • Noise Floor: -85dB @ +40dB of gain
    • Intermodulation Distortion: 0.006% @ 30dB gain
  • Features:
    • Preamp Controls: Gain, 180, Mic/Inst. select, 48V Phantom, EQ In/Out
    • Equalizer Controls: Low, Mid, High tone controls, High Pass Filter
    • Low Cut Filter: 150 Hz
    • EQ Range: +/-12dB
    • Omniport Function: Unbalanced instrument input
  • General:
    • Power Requirement: 56mA current draw
    • Format: 500 series module
    • Size: Standard 500 series rack format
    • Shipping Size (L x W x H): 9 x 6.5 x 2 (inches)
    • Weight: 1.5lbs (0.7Kg)
    • Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5C and 40C

Radial PreMax 500-Series Preamp & EQ Includes

  • Radial PreMax Channel Strip
  • User Guide
  • 3 Year Warranty

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