Meet the Golden Age Project Mic Pre573 w/ EQ573. The pre alone works great as a mic preamp and DI but by adding the EQ into the equation the Pre573 and EQ573 recreate the circuit used for the famous Neve 1073 Preamp. And we're not just talking about the signal running from the preamp to the EQ. A jumper cable (provided) places the EQ between the input and output transformers of the Pre573 just like to original. This pre/EQ sounds amazing but I have something very similar and a little more simple.
It's been in my 500 series "lunch box" since I got it, only being taken out to install the jumper cable and for these pictures. There are a few scratches on the cases caused when inserting the unit into my "lunch box". Other than that, the unit works flawlessly.
Comes with original boxes and literature. No integrated circuits in the signal path. The output is transformer balanced and fully floating and can drive a 600 ohm load up to level of about.Maximum gain in MIC mode is 80 dB, enough to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources. The total gain range goes from -10 to +80 dB. The 20 to 70 dB range (in MIC mode) is handled by a turn switch and a toggle switch selects an additional 5 or 10 dB gain. Switchable impedance on the mic input, 1200 or 300 ohms, will change the tone of many mics. The input can be configured to accept line level signals by another switch, the level is then lowered by about 30 dB and the input impedance increased to about 10 kohm. Switchable phantom power with a LED indicator. A flexible front panel instrument input for electric guitar or bass that can be selected between a high impedance Active or a mid-Z Passive mode. These two DI-options makes it possible to get different tones from instruments. Mains connected sound modules or other signal sources should be connected to the MIC/LINE input of the 500-rack, unless they have a fully floating, transformer balanced output stage. The output level control makes it possible to make fine gain adjustments and also to overload the main gain stage(s) for more character and then lower the signal to a suitable level before the output stage.
Insert jack for inserting Golden Age Project 500 Series effect units. The insert is activated by removing a jumper at the back of the module. A soft start circuit that ramps up the supply voltage slowly about 10 sec. To avoid a power-on current surge. Selectable AIR equalizer adds a boost of about 6 dB centered at 30 kHz.
A simple but effective signal and overload indicator is offered by a single LED that starts glowing red at about +4 dBu and then increases its intensity up to the maximum output level. Tantalum capacitors in the signal path.Selectable 600 ohm Output Termination at the back of the module. Circuit board star grounding scheme. A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use. 3-band with a dual inductor based mid frequency band. Inductor based high pass filter. Control range up to +/- 18 dB. A wide selection of frequencies from 33 Hz to 20 kHz.
Each section has can be switched off individually. Great sound that suits most sound sources and genres. Designed to be used together with the Golden Age Project PRE-573. If you need any other info, feel free to contact me! The item "Used Golden Age Project Pre573 MKII Microphone Preamp with EQ573 Equalizer" is in sale since Wednesday, April 05, 2017.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "charmcityjeff2015" and is located in Nottingham, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.