Avalon Design U5 Silver Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver
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Avalon Design U5 Silver Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver - Description

The U5 high-voltage DI-preamp combines a unique passive tone selector with a variable gain preamp and filter. The high input impedance accepts a wide variety of signal levels and instruments from acoustic guitars to high-output active bass guitars and keyboards. The U5 direct box is loaded with sonic character and user features professionals demand. Avalon Design U5 Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver FEATURES. The Avalon U5 Pure Class A instrument DI & preamplifier is the most powerful direct box available today. Designed to optimise absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the U5 includes many features and sonic excellence unequaled by lesser designs. The U5 is ideal for bass guitar and acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and low output pickups. Features include state-of-the-art, high input impedance input stage for zero load effect on sensitive pickups and keyboards, 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers, practical user features and rugged hardware designed to deliver true high performance audio for many years.Avalon U5 DI-preamps have been in use around the world since 1995. They have found their way into the world’s leading musicians rigs and recording sessions and been featured on thousands of the best selling (and sounding) albums and live performances. The U5 includes a variable gain Class A preamplifier to boost low level pickup signals and a high level speaker input for capturing the live sound of the instruments amplifier. Six passive tone-EQ curves are also included to enhance a variety of acoustic and electric instruments. A high-cut switch eliminates unwanted acoustic pickup and high frequency noise, while a headphone monitor amp has been included for personal listening. Twin DC coupled Class A output amplifiers drive both low level microphone preamp inputs and high level +4dB inputs for direct to tape recording or processing. The active-to-thru switch selects either the instrument input directly or sends the boosted-equalised signal to the amplifier via the front panel jack. A ground isolation switch eliminates any possible earth loop or AC buzz problems with complete safety.

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Avalon Design U5 Silver Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver - Features

  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
  • Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
  • Variable gain preamp to +30dB.
  • Dual microphone and line outputs
  • Hi-Z 3,000,000 ohm input impedance
  • Very low noise -100dB
  • High headroom +30dB
  • Six tone bank selections.
  • DC coupled Class A output for superior bass
  • High cut switch eliminates noise
  • LED active signal indicator
  • Headphone monitor output jack
  • Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
  • High level 400 watt speaker input
  • Active to thru selector – ground isolation switch
  • 100% discrete power supplies for audio path
  • Internal toroidal power supply for low noise
  • Long lasting, stainless steel hardware
  • Specification

    Avalon Design U5 Silver Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver - Specifications

  • Avalon Design U5 Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver SPECIFICATIONS
  • Circuit Topology: 100% discrete, high-voltage Class A
  • Gain: Switched 3dB steps, maximum gain +30dB
  • Input Impedance: 3 ,000,000 ohm unbalanced (single ended)
  • Maximum Input Level +24dBu unbalanced, 400w speaker input
  • Output Connectors (2): XLR type, pin 2 hot electronic balanced
  • Maximum Output Level (Class A): +30dBu DC coupled, balanced 600 ohms (mic and line out)
  • Headphone Output: 0.5w into 600 ohms
  • Noise 20kHz Unweighted: -100dBu minimum gain position
  • Distortion THD, IMD: 0.1% at +10dB
  • Frequency Response, -/+0.5dB: 5Hz to 100kHz
  • Frequency Response, -3dB: 1Hz to 500kHz (input band limited)
  • High Cut Filter: -3dB at 8kHz minimum phase design
  • Tone Selector: Six position rotary switch, all passive filters
  • AC Power: Internal toroidal AC supply
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.5 x 12 in (216 x 88 x 305mm)
  • Weight-Packed: 12lbs (5.4kg)
  • Rack mount kit (1) RM-1: Single U5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds one half rack unit)
  • Rack mount kit (2) RM-2: Dual U5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds two half rack units)
  • Manufacture
    Avalon Design

    Avalon's unique design features, highest quality components and continued pursuit of sonic excellence assures the most harmonious musical signal transfer available today. Whether you are recording a solo vocalist, capturing the delicate nuance of an acoustic instrument, mastering music and film productions or recording symphonies, let Avalon take you to the leading edge in analog and experience sonic reality like never before!

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    1 Review "Avalon Design U5 Silver Direct Instrument Preamplifier in Silver"

    Beautiful piece of tech
    Dawes 23 October 2017
    Quality
    This DI is wonderful. So simple to use and sounds great. The tone sculpting is fantastic, I assumed if would be a little naff but I use the sculpting almost every time i use the unit.

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