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Elysia Skulpter 500, from Elysia

Much more than just a preamp, Elysia's Skulpter 500 uses individual resistors to control a fully discrete Class-A amplifier in order to complement any microphone with a truly natural sound.

Elysia Audio

$879.00

Retail:  $949.00

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skulpter 500 in action

Meet the skulpter 500! Check out what elysia‘s Sound Shaping Preamp can do for you... on vocals, guitars, bass, synth, and effects. Lots of audiophile gain, onboard compression, dual sound shaping options, variable low cut filter – never before has a “preamp“ been this powerful. Recording, reamping, sound shaping and processing: Whatever you want to do, you‘re all set.

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Manufacturer's Description from Elysia

The skulpter 500 is the ultimate recording front end. Its audiophile preamp is based on single resistors controlling a fully discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complementing any microphone with a remarkably true and natural sound. If additional mojo is needed, two variable saturation/filter stages and an intelligent onboard compressor make voices and instruments sound like a finished record right from the start.

Whether clean or colored, the sonic bliss does not stop at your mic locker. The skulpter 500 provides a balanced DI input with significant headroom, so just about any signal coming from guitars, basses, synths and effects will benefit greatly from the skulpter 500’s pristine amplification and versatile processing qualities.

Way more than just a preamp, the skulpter 500 is a complete recording solution – everything you’ll ever need in front of your DAW.

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About Manufacturer

The beginning was an obsession. Would it actually be possible to build special gear with these features and sound characteristics? Well, since then Elysia has become a union of creative audio enthusiasts who have a clearly defined objective: the development and production of high-quality studio equipment featuring that certain something. We do not want to settle for the status quo and rehash existing concepts time and again. Our objective is rather to adapt our products to current demands in everyday studio life. The initiators of the company founded in Nettetal (Germany) in 2005 are Ruben Tilgner and Dominik Klaen. Affected by countless live and studio experiences as well as by over ten years of pro audio experience they finally created elysia in order to make their personal sound philosophy come true. Ruben looks back on many successful development projects: besides others, he has designed the Transient Designer, the GainStation and the MixDream for SPL. Based on his experience on the marketing sector, Dominik Klaen concentrates on communication, documentation and all topics related to product design. The independence of our enterprise enables us to follow extreme paths in our work. We like to try out a lot and are only satisfied when there is nothing left to improve. Besides, we never discard unconventional ideas airily we test all of them and never form our opinion before doing so. Our most important rule is that the ear always comes first, but we also like to please the eye by reflecting the inner values of our devices on the outside with an exclusive design. This is the basis on that our audio equipment is built. We set value on highest sound quality, exclusive use of top grade components, perfect operability and reliability, appealing product design, exemplary documentation and implementation of innovative features without any Voodoo, but with real profit for daily usage.

Specifications

100% Discrete Class-A Topology

  -Pristine audio path and signal processing

Audiophile Gain Staging
  -Natural and incredibly detailed sound

Dual Sound Shaper
  -Mojo machine with filters and harmonics

Intelligent Onboard Dynamics
  -Smart controlled musical compression

Variable Low Cut Filter
 
  -Flexible low frequency clean up

Balanced DI
  -Instrument input with massive headroom

Multifunction Meter
  -Level, gain, compression and clipping

Stepped Controllers
  -Exact and repeatable settings