Midas 502 Modular 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier with Classic XL4 Filters

Midas 502 Modular 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier with Classic XL4 Filters

Midas 502 Modular 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier with Classic XL4 Filters

Midas 502 Modular 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier with Classic XL4 Filters

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  • 500-Series Compatible Module
  • High-Performance Mic / Line Preamp
  • Based on the XL4 Mixing Console
  • Includes High-Pass and Low-Pass Filters
  • Precision Rotary Meters
  • Electronically Balanced Output
  • Transformer-Balanced Output Switch
  • 48V Phantom Power + Polarity Switch
  • Up to +80 dB of Gain
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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Midas MICROPHONEPREAMP502 overview

  • 1Description

The Midas 502 Modular Microphone Preamplifier is a 500-series module offering professional microphone and line pre-amplification in a compact format for live sound and professional recording environments. The 502's design utilizes premium circuits based on the highly-acclaimed XL4 mixing console and includes the variable high-pass and low-pass filters, as well as an electronically balanced or transformer-balanced output.

The Midas 502's overload tolerant input can handle up to +24 dB of input gain with no pad requirement, while featuring soft-clipping characteristics that provides crystal-clear audiophile reproduction with the right amount of harmonics. The default electronically balanced output provides an extremely clean signal, even when operating at high signal levels, while engaging the transformer-balanced output provides galvanic isolation and generates a more vintage sound, and becomes saturated at lower frequencies to add color when driven hard. The output levels of the electronic and transformer outputs are matched to allow true A-B comparisons on the fly. Other notable features include the precision LED I/O metering, which utilizes an 11-segment rotary LED meter and illuminated switches for status verification.

Note: 500-Series modules require an optional power supply and enclosure

  • High-performance, compact 500-Series premium MIDAS microphone/line preamplifier
  • MIDAS amp has been enhanced with quad discrete ultra-low noise input transistors
  • MIDAS input allows up to +24 dBu signal levels with no pad while featuring soft clipping characteristic
  • Classic MIDAS XL4 swept low- and high-pass filters with independent selection switches
  • Switchable electronic or discrete transistor driven transformer balanced output for sonic flexibility
  • Unique twin-precision 11-segment LED circular input and output level metering
  • High-accuracy rotary switch gain control with 60 dB range in 5 dB steps
  • Output gain trim with ±20 dB range controls input and output stage coloration
  • Total gain range is -20 to +80 dB, easily accommodating low output mics
  • Large gain trim knobs provide precise control of input and output gains
  • Illuminated switches for filters, +48V, polarity reverse and electronic/transformer output select
  • Power up mute relays prevent switch on thumps
  • Premium quality components throughout for a crystal-clear audiophile signal path
  • Limited 3-year warranty program
UPC: 748252179548
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Midas 502 Modular 500-Series Microphone Preamplifier with Classic XL4 Filters
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Midas MICROPHONEPREAMP502 specs

    Controls Phantom Power: 48 V switch
    Input Gain, Mic/Line: 12-position rotary switch, 0 to 60 dB knob
    Polarity: 0/180° switch
    Low-Pass Filter: In/out switch, frequency knob
    High-Pass Filter: In/out switch, frequency knob
    Output Trim / Line Gain Trim: ±20 dB knob
    Output Type (Electronic or Transformer): Electronic / transformer switch
    Inputs and Outputs Input: Mono, balanced mic or line
    Output: Mono, balanced via electronic or transformer
    Noise Noise at Unity Gain: -97 dBu (22 Hz to 22 kHz)
    Mic EIN Noise: -127 dBu (22 Hz to 22 kHz, at +60 dB gain, 150-Ohm source)
    CMRR Unity Gain (1 kHz): -70 dB (typical)
    +60 dB Gain (1 kHz): -100 dB (typical)
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms (1 kHz)
    Frequency Response Electronic Output: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (±0.5 dB)
    Transformer Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
    Distortion Distortion (electronic output at unity gain, 1 kHz)
    0 dBu: <0.005%
    +10 dBu: <0.005%
    +20 dBu: <0.01%

    Distortion (transformer output at unity gain, 1 kHz)
    0 dBu: <0.01%
    +10 dBu: <0.01%
    +20 dBu: <0.02%
    Maximum Input Level +24 dBu (1 kHz)
    Maximum Output Level Electronic: +26 dBu (1 kHz)
    Transformer: +21 dBu (1 kHz)
    Output Impedance 50 Ohms (1 kHz)
    Filters Low Pass: 1 to 40 kHz, slope = 12 dB per octave
    High Pass: 10 to 400 Hz, slope = 12 dB per octave
    Meters Input and Output Meters: 11 segment, -20 to +20 dBu in 4 dB steps
    Power Voltage: +16 V and -16 V
    Power Consumption: 100 mA, 3.2 W
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.2 x 1.5 x 6.9" / 132.0 x 38.0 x 174.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg

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