572 Red Stripe

Pure tube preamp in a 500-series module

In short

572 Red Stripe is a mic/instrument preamp designed in the 500 standard. The module is transformer balanced on input and output using Sowter and Edcor transformers. All regulators on the front panel are stepped switches. Excellent for recording any sources, including line signals from microphones, instruments like guitars or keyboards (Hi-Z input at the front of the unit).

Big sound footprint

In detail

This is an excellent preamplifier, that can be used with a variety of sources: line signals, guitar pickups (via Hi-Z input), dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones. It always provides outstanding results. With one knob gain control (41-stepped) you can push it nicely, but still make sure that you don't overload the next stage of your signal chain. The second stage overloading gives some sweet harmonics vibe. Adds a lot of unique flavour. HiZ input is accessible from the front of unit. Handy!

Getting specific

IGS 572 Red Stripe, single channel, pure tube mic preamp in a 500 module, two double-triodes (JJ ECC803S and JJ ECC81), UK made input and American output transformers, -20 dB interstage Pad, polarity control, +48V phantom power, low-cut filter, DI-Input 1/4" TS Jack 1MOhm, max. Input Level: +16 dBu, max. Output Level: +28 dBu, back-lighted analog VU-Meter, +48 and clip LED, Made in Europe.

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  2. Specification
  1. Basic features
    Number of slots 1
    HPF OFF, 50 Hz (6dB/oct)
    Input & Output
    Input Impedance (balanced) >1k2, Carnhill transformer
    Input Pad -20dB
    Phantom Power Yes
    Input Pad -20dB, interstage
    Output Impedance (balanced) 600 Ohm, Carnhill transformer
    Audio transformers Sowter / Edcor
    Levels
    Operating Level +4dBu
    Max input level +16dBu
    Max output level +28dBu
    Dynamic Range 117dB
    Noise Level -100 dBA
    Max. gain 64dB
    Bandwidth
    Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz, - 1 dB
    Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    THD+N max 0.5%
    Power
    Voltage +/- 16V DC
    Power consumption 6.5W
    Packing box
    Dimensions 78x166x229mm
    Shipping weight 2kg