These units are hand built to order. CAPI is currently out of stock on some parts. Current ETA is 3 weeks for parts plus 1-2 weeks build time. There are a few options when putting a preamp together so I build them to order to give you the opportunity to pick the perfect combination of op-amps and transformers. Transformers Ed Anderson EA2623-1 : Replicate the transformers found in the vintage API consoles from the 70's.Litz 2623-1-L :Referred to as the "preferred" sounding transformer. This transformer has a uniform high frequency response and the bottom end is more open. Gar1731 : Built by me, sonically very similar to the 2520 but with a slightly smoother bottom and top. Has put together one of the best sounding API like preamps out there. The VP28 is stuffed with a ton of features including. Stepped Input Stage (60dB of gain). Stepped Output Stage (12dB of gain).
Two Op Amps (gar2520, gar1731, and other options). Two Line Transformers (Litz or Ed Anderson). Three Pole Hi Pass Filter (40Hz, 80Hz, and 160Hz). DB/Octave Toggle switch for Filter (-6dB or -12dB/octave).These preamps can accomplish the clean "LA Sound" as well as an overdriven sound reminiscent of British preamps. These pre's have an amazing presence and give a full bodied sound to any mic. They are great on condensers as well as some lower output microphones such as the SM7B or a ribbon mic.
The VP28 doesn't just stop at being a stellar mic pre though, if you put it into Line Mode (de-select Mic) the VP28 will properly load the input for any line level device. This means you can now reamp some lack-luster tracks through the VP28 and give them some of the power and drive they may have been missing before.
All units are 100% VPR Alliance compliant. I also can BTO any kit from CAPI, Hairball Audio and Sound Skulptor. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!
The item "CAPI VP28 500 Series Mic Pre Amp. Build to Order" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "trace_audio_official" and is located in Costa Mesa, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion, Viet nam.