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Radial POWERPRE 500 - 100% discrete preamp, Hammond broadcast transformer & Vox control EQ

Product Code: RA-POWERPRE-500

Brand
Radial Engineering
RRP $929.00
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1 Year
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UPC 6761010 4017 9 Radial Part No. R700 0115
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Brands Radial Engineering
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Microphone Preamplifier

The PowerPre is a high performance microphone preamplifier designed for use with any 500 series modular rack, featuring 100% discrete components for optimal signal transfer and a Hammond output transformer for a smooth and warm tone.

  • Hand selected 100% discrete electronics
  • Hammond broadcast transformer output
  • AccuState low-noise input circuit
  • 3-position Vox control for added air or punch

Quiet operation with added character

The PowerPre is designed for clean low-noise operation, with an AccuState input stage what automatically optimizes signal-to-noise at all levels with up to 55dB of gain available. A Hammond broadcast transformer on the output provides vintage warmth and a classic smooth tone, and a Vox switch allows you to add extra character to the signal: The Breath setting adds high frequency air that can accentuate a vocal track or add harmonic content to an acoustic guitar, while the Punch setting adds body when recording electric guitar or it can be used to fatten up bass tracks.

PowerPre Applications

The Basic Setup

The PowerPre fits any 500 series rack. In its most basic setup, you connect a mic to the PowerPre and send the XLR out to the recording system. Single dial control makes recording easy and efficient.

The Mic Channel

Use the PowerPre as the front end to drive an EQ and compressor to create the ultimate channel strip. Simple cascade one module into the next and send the final output to your recorder.

Tracking Instruments

The PowerPre is not just for mics! If you have a Workhorse, you can also use it as the front end when recording instruments or tracking a bass direct. Simply plug into the Omniport and you are set to go.

Reviews

"A feature-packed mic pre with a very savvy, 3-position Vox switch for adding breath, punch, or transparency... This is a very versatile tool."

By Buddy Saleman

"The PowerPre is a fine example of a well designed, low-noise mic preamp that can give a bit of 'meat' or 'air' to a signal thanks to the transformer output and Vox voicing EQ. It may well be your preamp of choice."

By Craig Anderton

"I would call the PowerPre full, solid and clean with a classic vintage sound. If you think of the sound of deep rich vintage radio announcers, you will be in the ballpark of the PowePre's sonic vibe. This is a stellar and unique sounding preamp."

By Paul Vnuk Jr.

"The PowerPre celebrates its own individuality by offering a carefully conceived set of controls that let you extract an expansive range of character. In practice, I found it to be very quiet at all settings. It should be on your short list."

By Andy Hong

"The PowerPre is a must hear. I used it for recording vocals, guitar amps and drums with great results. It is particularly good in high transient, high SPL situations where you can drive it hard for more transformer color."

By Kevin Becka

"In linear mode, there's plenty of detail and nothing harsh or unpleasant. Breath mode adds a gentle lift for clarity while punch boosts the low end. Both are unsubtle but very usable."

By George Shilling

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