Avalon Design V55 Pure Class-A Dual-Mono Microphone Preamplifier with DI and Reamping (Silver)

BH #AVV55 • MFR #V55
Avalon Design V55 Pure Class-A Dual-Mono Microphone Preamplifier with DI and Reamping (Silver)
Key Features
  • Discrete, Pure Class-A, High-Voltage Amp
  • Microphone Dual Impedance Selector
  • 10 Megohm DI-In for Zero-Loading
  • Passive TONE-BANK for Unique Shaping
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The silver Avalon V55 Pure Class A Dual/Mono Microphone Preamplifier is a two-channel ultrahigh-performance preamplifier, instrument DI, and all-input re-amp.
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Avalon Design V55 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatility and Connectivity
  • 3Source-Specific Features
  • 410-Setting TONE-BANK
  • 5Reamp Capability

The silver Avalon V55 Pure Class A Dual/Mono Microphone Preamplifier is a two-channel ultrahigh-performance preamplifier, instrument DI, and all-input re-amp.

Each element of the Avalon V55 is specifically catered to the source. Each channel has separate XLR mic, XLR line, TRS line, and 1/4" Hi-Z inputs for optimal impedance loading. The switchable input pad features variable attenuation, depending on the input that is being used.

Rather than providing just the bare minimum of a low-cut filter, Avalon has included a selectable TONE-BANK of 10 input EQ curves. Additionally, to combat high-frequency noise from instrument pickups, a separate high-cut filter of -3 dB at 3.7 kHz can be engaged.

The versatility continues all the way to the output section, featuring balanced XLR and TRS outputs and reamp/thru outputs. To take it one step further, Avalon has included a 1/4" headphone jack allowing you to record and perfect DI guitar or bass tracks silently, and reamp them later, concentrating only on your tone.

The Avalon V55 starts as a boutique microphone preamplifier, but that's really just the beginning of what it can do. It has the versatility and feature set to serve as dual-mono analog front-end for any audio source.

Versatility and Connectivity

Each channel has dedicated inputs and outputs for any kind of analog source material. Polarity switches are also included.

Source-Specific Features

The Avalon V55's operation adapts to optimally handle each type of input.

10-Setting TONE-BANK

Choose from 10 different input EQ curves to keep the signal you need and eliminate what you don't.

Reamp Capability

Reamping has quickly become a standard practice in electric guitar and bass recording. The V55 is one of the few high-end audio preamplifiers to offer it onboard.

Avalon Design V55 Specs

Input
Inputs2 x XLR Balanced Mic Inputs
2 x XLR Balanced Line Inputs
2 x TRS 1/4" / 6.35 mm Balanced Line Inputs
2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Unbalanced Instrument Inputs
Input ImpedanceMic: 6.6 Kilohms or 1.8 Kilohms Switchable
Line: 9 Kilohms
Hi-Z: 10 Megohms
Gain RangeGain Switched in 2 dB Steps, ±0.2 dB
Mic Hi-Z: +20 to +60 dB
Mic Low-Z: +26 to +66 dB
Line: -2 to +38 dB
Instrument: +2 to +42 dB, (Maximum Input: 36 dB)
Input Pad SwitchMic: -15 dB
Line: -13 dB
Instrument: -10 dB
Phantom Power+48V Regulated, 10 mA
Output
Outputs1 x XLR Balanced Output
1 x TRS 1/4" / 6.35 mm Balanced Output
1 x Impedance Buffered Instrument 1/4"/ 6.35 mm Thru Output
1 x Unbalanced 1/4" / 6.35 mm Reamp Output
Headphone Output1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm, 0.5 W, 600 Ohms, TRS
Output Impedance600 Ohms
Maximum Output LevelLine: +30 dBu, DC Coupled, Balanced
Isolated Output Level: +12 dBu (Unbalanced)
PolaritySwitchable Reverse, All Outputs in Relay
Performance
VU MeterProfessional, Moving Coil, Wide Range: -33 to +18 dB
LED IndicatorLED Peak Capture:
Blue: 0 dB
Red: +20 dB
Frequency ResponseFrequency Response: 5 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
Frequency Response (Internal Band Limited): 2 Hz to 500 kHz (-3 dB)
High Cut FilterMinimum Phase Design: 3.7 kHz at -3 dB
NoiseNoise (20 kHz, Unweighted): -98 dBu Typical, Minimum Gain
Noise (EIN, 22 Hz to 22 kHz): -128 dB at 40 dB Gain (Low-Z Microphone Output)
THDDistortion (THD, IMD): 0.05% at +10 dB, 0.5% at +30 dBu
General
LiftEarth Lift Switch Isolates Chassis Ground from Audio Signal Ground
AC PowerInternal Toroidal AC Supply: Dual Voltage, 115 to 230 VAC Selectable 50/60 Hz, 35 W Max per Channel
Dimensions (W x H x D)19.0 x 3.5 x 12.0" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 30.5 cm
Weight24 lb / 10.9 kg
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