Vanad 500

Preamplification with character

VANAD 500 is a mic/instrument preamp designed in the API 500 standard. The module is a transformer balanced on inputs and outputs using IGS Custom made 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!

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  1. Basic features
    All stepped manipulators Yes
    HPF OFF, 30 Hz, 100 Hz (6dB/oct)
    Input & Output
    Phantom Power Yes
    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%
    Power consumption 3W
    Packing box
    Shipping weight 1kg
  2. Files
    IGS VANAD500 user manual.pdf