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Fredenstein expands on the Bento line

Fredenstein expands on the Bento line

Jan 13th 2020

Fredenstein has announced two additions to their Bento line of 500 series power supplies. These two new offerings come in the form of the Bento 8, and Bento 8 Pro.The Fredenstein Bento 8 offers a linear power supply that accommodates up to eight 500 series modules, and rack mountable in it's 3U format. This is a nice m
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Hands on with the IGS NE573

Hands on with the IGS NE573

Aug 8th 2019

It's no secret that IGS makes some fantastic clones, and furthermore – brings most of those clones to the 500 series format. IGS' latest offer, the NE573, continues that well respected constant from them. Of course, it doesn't take much to figure out from the model that this is a 500 series clone of the classic Ne
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The LaChapell 500CS Channel Strip and 500DT Dual Topology Mic Pre

The LaChapell 500CS Channel Strip and 500DT Dual Topology Mic Pre

Sep 7th 2018

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the new LaChapell 500CS 500 series Channel Strip, and LaChapell 500DT Dual Topology 500 Series Mic Pre (which is both a Tube and Transformer based Solid State Pre). I honestly didn't know what to expect. First because they are both solid state (well one and a h
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Rupert Neve Designs 545 500 Series Primary Source Enhancer

Rupert Neve Designs 545 500 Series Primary Source Enhancer

Jun 29th 2018

Rupert Neve Designs recently released their new 545 Primary Source Enhancer, which is based on the circuitry of their Portico 5045 Primary Source Enhancer, but the Rupert Neve Designs 545 brings it to the 500 series format. More often than not, we tend to think of the recording studio, when we hear the name Rupert
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Elysia skulpter 500 Preamp - More than just a preamp!

Elysia skulpter 500 Preamp - More than just a preamp!

Jun 8th 2018

Finally a preamp from Elysia! But wait, it‘s actually way more than just that: The skulpter 500 is the ultimate recording front end, including a truly audiophile preamp section, onboard sound shaping capabilities, intelligent one-knob compressor, variable low-cut filter, huge headroom balanced DI... Everything you’l
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