VANAD 500 is a mic/instrument preamp designed in the API 500 standard. The module is transformer balanced on inputs and outputs using Carnhill transformers. All regulators on the front panel are stepped switches. Excellent for recording any sources, including line signals from instruments like guitars or keyboards (Hi-Z input at the front of the unit).
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 the separate gain and output controls (switches) you can push it nicely, but still make sure that you don't overload the next stage of your signal chain. The microphone input is accesible from the back and at the front of the unit. Handy!
|All stepped manipulators||Yes|
|HPF||OFF, 30 Hz, 100 Hz (6dB/oct)|
|Input & Output|
|Input Impedance (balanced)||1.2 kohm, IGS Custom transformer|
|Input Pad||-30 dB to 0, step 3 dB|
|Output Impedance (balanced)||600 ohm, IGS Custom transformer|
|Max input level||+20 dBu (line)|
|Max output level||+22 dBu|
|Noise Level||-99 dBA|
|Max. gain||60 dB|
|Distortion (@ 20 Hz - 20 kHz)|
|THD+N||up to 0.2%|
|IGS VANAD500 user manual.pdf|
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