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Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti"
Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti"
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List Price: $995.00
Our Price: $895.00

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Product Code: 9999-15045


Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" Mic Preamp

The Sunset Sound S1P -Tutti- 500-Series Microphone Preamp delivers for the first time, the custom, pre-API preamp circuits found only in the custom consoles of the famed Sunset Sound Studio 1 and Studio 3. This preamp is the real deal, and packed chock-full of premium quality components such as Cinemag transformers and 990C discrete op-amps from the John Hardy Co.

The Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" 500-Series Microphone Preamp is named after the legendary Tutti Camarata. The preamplifier harnesses John Hardy Dual 990 op amps, custom made Cinemag nickel transformers (input-output) and is a wholly original design taken from the famous custom-built console installed in Sunset Sound Studio (Studio 1).

The gain staging of this preamp is particularly noteworthy. At the top you find a 6-step switch for GAIN (input), increasing by 10dB per step. Below is a TRIM so you can fine-tune within the 10dB range between each step. Then (and this is where Sunset Sound added to the design a bit) there is a FADER. Typically run all the way up, you can also slam the input section (GAIN and TRIM) and back down on the FADER for lots of tonal variation and transformer saturation.

Also noteworthy is the frequency response - "Tutti" is FLAT from 10Hz to 60kHz!

The front panel's XLR & 1/4" Combi-jack makes accessing the preamp and DI inputs simple and easy for when you're working alone in the control room on overdubs or just need to put down an idea quickly - all while the power supply's connections stay intact.

Celebrating 50 years of recordings from Mary Poppins to Van Halen, The Doors to Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin to the Wallflowers the studio had to deliver and it has done that on hundreds of recordings! Named after the legendary Sunset Sound founder Tutti Camarata, and born from the famous Sunset Sound custom designed mic preamps.

Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" Features

  • Same design used in the Sunset Consoles
  • Dual 990 op-amps
  • Nickel transformers, input and output
  • Greater than 60 dB of gain
  • Signal/Overload Indicator
  • Selectable Input Gain, 10dB steps
  • Adjustable Gain Trim, +- 6dB
  • Output Fader Control
  • Front and Rear CLR Mic Input
  • Hi-Z/INST Front Panel Input
  • Weighs 5 POUNDS!

Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" Specifications

  • 10Hz to 60kHz FLAT
  • Distortion less than .02%
  • Clips at +28 dBu

Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" Includes

  • S1P "Tutti" 500 Series Preamp Module (500-series power supply required)
  • Manual & Literature

Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" Downloads

What We Think

The Sunset Sound S1P "Tutti" 500-Series Microphone Preamp is a total tone machine!

This thing has got quality in spades. Looking inside, you notice that only THE BEST quality components are used throughout. It's seriously over-built (as premium quality gear should be). The fact is that the only way to have ever gotten the sound of this preamp on your recordings was to book time in Studio 1 at Sunset - if you could even get in!

Designed by Paul Camarata with assistance by Paul Wolff (formerly of API and Tonelux fame - currently Fix Audio), this preamp has contributed to recordings by Van Halen, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Macy Gray, Bee Gees, Doobie Bros., Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Oingo Boingo, Luis Miguel, Rolling Stones, Dave Grusin, Crosby, Stills, Nash, Lee Ritenour, Fourplay, Richard Thompson, Yes, Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Annette Funicello, Carly Simon, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Bangles, Fishbone, Randy Newman, Sly & Family Stone, "Fabulous Baker Boys", Vonda Shepard, Tom Petty, "The Firm", Sheena Easton, Patti Austin, Aaron Neville, "Mary Poppins", Sam Cooke, The Turtles, "101 Dalmations", Lovin' Spoonful, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, Genesis, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, "My Best Friend's Wedding", Reel Big Fish, "Dr. Doolittle", "The Truman Show", "Tootsie"... and many, many more (this is only the "highlights list").

If you need any more validation that this preamp delivers in spades, then... well, we don't know quite what to tell you.

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Love this preamp!! September 27, 2016
Reviewer: Joseph Griffin from Fort Wright, KY United States  
Efficient transaction...fast delivery...Sunset Sound S1P 500 is an excellent preamp.

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