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Avalon Design V5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamplifier (Silver)

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Avalon Design V5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamplifier (Silver)
Key Features
  • Discrete, Pure Class A, High-Voltage Amp
  • Microphone Dual Impedance Selector
  • 10,000,000 Ohm DI-In for "Zero-Loading"
  • Passive TONE BANK for Unique Shaping
The Avalon V5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamplifier (Silver) is an ultra-high performance preamplifier, instrument DI, and all input RE-AMP.
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Avalon Design V5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatility and connectivity
  • 3Source-specific features
  • 410-setting TONE BANK
  • 5RE-AMP capability

The Avalon V5 Pure Class A Microphone Preamplifier (Silver) is an ultra-high performance preamplifier, instrument DI, and all input RE-AMP.

Each element of the Avalon V5 is specifically catered to the source. It 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 -3dB at 3.7kHz can be engaged.

The versatility continues all the way to the output section, featuring balanced XLR and TRS outputs and RE-AMP/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 RE-AMP them later, concentrating only on your tone.

The Avalon V5 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 single channel analog front-end for any audio source.

Versatility and connectivity

Dedicated inputs and outputs for any kind of analog source material. A polarity switch is also included.

Source-specific features

The Avalon V5's operation modifies slightly 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.

RE-AMP capability

RE-AMPing has quickly become a standard practice in electric guitar and bass recording. V5 is one of the few high-end audio preamplifiers to offer it onboard.

Avalon Design V5 Specs

InputsXLR balanced mic input x1
XLR balanced line input x1
TRS 1/4" balanced line input x1
1/4" unbalanced instrument input x1
Input ImpedanceMic: 6,600 ohms or 1,800 ohms, switchable
Line: 9,000 ohms
Hi-Z: 10,000,000 ohms
Gain RangeGain switched in 2 dB steps, +/-0.2 dB

Mic Hi-Z: +20 to +60 dB
Mic Low-Z: +26dB to +66 dB
Line: -2 to +38 dB
Instrument: +2 to +42 dB
Input Pad SwitchMic: -15 dB
Line: -13 dB
Instrument: -10 dB
Phantom Power+48V regulated, 10 mA
OutputsXLR balanced output x1
TRS 1/4" balanced output x1
Buffered Instrument 1/4" THRU output x1
Unbalanced 1/4" RE-AMP output x1
Output Impedance600 ohms
Maximum Output LevelLine: +30 dBu
RE-AMP: +12dBu
PolaritySwitchable reverse, all outputs in relay
VU MeterProfessional, wide range -30 dB to +18 dB
LED IndicatorLED peak capture:
blue 0 dB
red +20 dB
Frequency Response2 to 20,000 Hz, +/-0.5 dB
High Cut Filter-3 dB @ 3.7 kHz, minimum phase design
Noise22 - 22,000 Hz, unweighted:
-98 dBu typical, minimum gain (-128 dB EIN)
THD0.05% at +10 dBu
0.5% at +30 dBu
Headphone Output1/4" TRS headphone output x1
0.5 W, 600 ohm load
LiftEarth lift switch isolates chassis ground from audio signal ground
AC PowerInternal toroidal AC supply 115 - 230V
FuseSelectable, 50/60Hz, 0.5A, 35w max
Dimensions8.5 x 3.5 x 12" (21.59 x 8.89 x 30.48 cm)
Weight10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.5 x 12.5 x 6.5"
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