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Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp

Joemeek preQ500
Joemeek preQ500
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Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp

Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp

Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp Details

Robustly engineered for predictable, controllable performance, Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp is a world-class preamplifier, using a top-quality Cinemag microphone transformer and low noise Burr Brown audiophile amplifiers throughout the signal path. Simple to use yet extremely powerful, the Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp will bring out the best in any microphone or instrument and give the gloss of a professional studio production to all your recordings. It is also great for live performances!

Microphones need rather a lot of amplification and need to be connected to low impedance inputs, while instruments need less amplification and prefer high impedance inputs. To ensure correct impedance matching, the inputs are separated into a balanced XLR connector for Mics and an unbalanced 1/4" jack "instrument" connector.

Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp Features

  • Preamp Gain- sets the amount of audio amplification. Too little gain and the sound will be too quiet; too much and the signal could become distorted
  • Peak Program Meter- displays the maximum audio level in dB relative to the +4 dBu operating level
  • 48V Phantom Power Switch- feeds 48 volts to the rear panel XLR connector, to power condenser microphones
  • PAD Switch- selects 25 dB attenuation of the Mic (XLR) input
  • ? Switch- reverses the phase of all inputs
  • DE-S classic optical "De-Esser" reduces the impact of "S" and "T" sibilance. The rotary control sets the threshold above which gain reduction is applied to the "Ess" sound and the red LED lights when gain reduction is taking place
  • HI Switch- concentrates operation at a higher pitch
  • HPF- "High-Pass Filter" mainly for use with microphones, helps remove low frequency rumble and handling noise
  • ON Switch- press the ON switch for steep attenuation of input frequencies below that set by the rotary control
  • Instrument Input- high impedance input for guitars, etc. Plugging in here overrides anything plugged into the rear panel XLR input

Joemeek preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Joemeek
  • Product: preQ500 500-Series Microphone Preamp
  • Input Impedance: Mic: 1.2 kilo ohm, Instrument: 2.2 Mega ohm
  • Common Mode Rejection: 70 dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -127.5 dBu (unweighted, 150 ohm source)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (+4dBu output, 1 kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Microphone Overall Gain: 25 dB to 65 dB (variable)
  • Instrument Overall Gain: 5 dB to 45 dB (variable)
  • Pad: 25 dB attenuation
  • Max Input Before Clipping: Mic: +4 dBu (+24 dB with Pad), Instrument: +22 dBu
  • Max Output Before Clipping: +28 dBu (10 kilo ohm load)
  • High Pass Filter: 12 dB per octave cut, below 20 Hz to 200 Hz (variable)
  • Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu (electronically balanced)
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Output Noise Floor: -85 dBu (typical, with 40 dB mic gain)
  • PPM Meter: 8-segment LED bargraph
  • Current Requirement: 130mA (maximum) per rail
  • Size & Weight: Standard 500 Series, 0.65 kilos
  • Compliance: VPI Alliance, WHOS-Doc

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