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 controls on the front panel are stepped switches. Excellent for recording any sources, including microphones, line signals, 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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  1. Specification
  1. Basic features
    Number of slots 1
    HPF OFF, 50 Hz (6dB/oct)
    Input & Output
    Input Pad -20dB
    Input Impedance (balanced) >600 Ohm, Sowter transformer
    Input Pad -20dB, interstage
    Phantom Power Yes
    Output Impedance (balanced) 600 Ohm, Edcor USA transformer
    Audio transformers Sowter / Edcor
    Operating Level +4dBu
    Max input level +16dBu
    Max output level +28dBu
    Dynamic Range 117dB
    Noise Level -100 dBA
    Max. gain 64dB
    Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz, - 1 dB
    Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    THD+N max 0.5%
    Voltage Anode: 250VDC
    Voltage +/- 16V DC
    Power consumption 6.5W
    Packing box
    Dimensions 78x166x229mm
    Shipping weight 2kg
    Used for Any kind of one channel studio recordings
    Tube set ECC81, ECC81