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The EL-500 Rack from Empirical Labs is a two channel API-500 series horizontal rack in a 1U sized rackmount enclosure. The rack features a quiet power supply and offers both XLR and phone rear panel inputs and outputs. In addition, a 1/4" instrument preamp/direct box input is provided on the front panel. Once a cable is inserted to the font jack, the unit will automatically switch the left 500 module's input. Switches to link compressors and engage a 48V phantom supply are also provided. The EL-500 ships with a standard IEC power cord.
Unique Flush Mount system for durability & looks
Super quiet ±16V supplies
More than 280mA available on both supplies
48V Phantom supply with 35 mA of current
Link Switch to stereo-link two compressors
Built in DI “Inst In” (Instrument In) for high impedance inputs built into front panel
"Inst In" THD is less than .0006%
A performing musician can use the "Inst In" combined with his favorite modules, using the high quality preamp on this front panel jack
Auto-Sense on “Inst In” jack
XLR & Phone Plug Inputs and Outputs. A total of 9 input and output connectors
Front panel Link-Switch for stereo linking dynamic devices such as compressors/limiters/gates
Power Consumption: 14W maximum; 9W typical with modules installed
In the Box
EMPIRICAL LABS EL500 Rack - 2 Channel API 500 Series Rack Horizontal
IEC Power Cord
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
9 x XLR and .25" / 6.35 mm plugs
16 V, 280 mA
Typical: 9 W
Maximum: 14 W
Dimensions (W x D x H)
19.0 x 10.0 x 1.8" / 48.3 x 25.4 x 4.6 cm
Not specified by manufacturer
EMPIRICAL LABS EL500 Rack - 2 Channel API 500 Series Rack Horizontal Review