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Aphex J PRE 500 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier

B&H # APJPRE500 Mfr # J PRE 500
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Price: $599.00
Instant Savings: $150.00
You Pay: $449.00
Product Highlights
  • Built-In Mic Limiter
  • Phase Switch
  • 26dB Pad
  • 65dB of Input Gain
  • 75Hz High Pass Filter
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • 16, 20, and 24dB Switchable Output Level

The Aphex J PRE 500 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier is a single-slot 500-Series microphone preamp based on the Aphex 1788A microphone preamp. It is designed for live use as well as voice-over and ADR recording. Like the 1788A, the J PRE 500 features a Jensen JT11K8 nickel input transformer and a Jensen JT-11DL nickel output-balancing transformer. It has Aphex's Mic-Limiter technology in-line before the preamp that is designed to prevent clipping. The J PRE 500 features 48-volt phantom power, phase reverse, a 26dB pad, and a high-pass filter at 75Hz. It also has a selectable output of 16, 20, or 24dB.

The front panel 1/4" instrument input allows you to connect an instrument such as bass or guitar to the J PRE without the need for a DI box. You can monitor your input levels with the 20-segment input meter located on the front panel. With 65dB of input gain, the J PRE 500 can operate with dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones. It requires a 500-Series power supply for operation.

Illuminated Buttons
The J PRE 500 has illuminated buttons to control its phantom power, phase reverse, 75Hz high pass filter, and mic limiter on/off
Inputs 1x 1/4" (6.35 mm) TS Input
Input Impedance 1/4" Instrument Input: 10 MΩ
Input Gain 65 dB
Pad 26 dB
Phantom Power 48 V
Controls 1x Pad Button
1x Phase Reversal Button
1x High Pass Filter Button
1x Phantom Power Button
1x Mic Limiter Button
1x Trim Knob
1x Peak Level Output Selector
Display 1x 20-Segment Input Meter
Analog Output Levels 16, 20, 24 dBU (switchable)
Aphex J PRE 500 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier
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