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LaChapell 500CS Channel Strip  From LaChapell

500 Series Channel Strip with EQ and Compressor

LaChapell Audio

$499.99

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Manufacturer's Description from LaChapell

A near unbeatable value for the professional recording studio, project studio, or a recording studio bedroom, the LaChapell 500CS is a complete 500 series channel strip. Featuring a pristine transformerless solid state preamp, high and low pass filters, full 3-band EQ and VCA compressor in one unit, the 500CS is essentially a 500 series preamp, 500 series EQ and 500 series compressor all in one unit.

 

Each “half” of the unit can function independently for maximum value and versatility. Track with the preamp, eq and compressor together, then switch to independent mode to use the eq and compressor as an outboard 500 series eq and 500 series compressor.

 

COMPLETE 500 SERIES CHANNEL STRIP

The LaChapell 500CS Channel Strip is a two bay 500 series preamp, 500 series EQ and 500 series compressor in one two bay unit

 

MASTERING QUALITY EQ

A three band EQ with additional High and Low Pass Filters give flexibility to your tracking and mixing. The transparent mastering grade EQ was designed to minimize phase interactions. It works in series with the preamp, or as a separate 500 series EQ.

 

FRONT PANEL HI-Z

The front panel Hi-Z input allows the 500CS to be used as an instrument preamplifier. When a 1/4″ jack is inserted into the Hi-Z input, the 500CS switches into instrument mode.

 

500 SERIES COMPRESSOR

The two knob 500 series compressor (VCA style) on the LaChapell 500CS gives you ratio and threshold controls for flexible but forgiving compression. Select between fast or slow attack and release, and hard and soft knee settings with dip switches on back panel.

 

TWO IN ONE SPLIT MODULE OPERATION

The 500CS Channel Strip works in series or independently. Use as a 500 series channel strip, or press the Module Split button to use the 500CS as a 500 series preamp in one bay and a 500 seres eq and 500 series compressor in the other bay. Each section can be bypassed also so that you can use just the EQ, or just the compressor.

 

MULTIFUNCTION VU

An analog VU with function selector gives you great feedback as to what the 500CS is doing. The selector switch allows you to monitor the preamp output, the gain reduction of the 500 series compressor or the master output level.

 

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About Manufacturer

With the 992 you have the option of choosing between two unique input topology configurations. Standard 992: Featuring a transformer-less balanced differential input utilizing two USA made 6072A's per channel along with twin matched 400v caps. This configuration provides >50dB of gain (usually about 52db) with a typical non-weighted EIN of -114 to -116dB. Extended Gain 992: By replacing the input caps with the Jensen JT-115k transformer and exchanging the 6072's for the timeless 12AX7/ECC83 this variant is able to provide a generous >74dB of raw internal gain with a typical EIN of -124 to -126dB referencing 150ohm. The direct instrument input (Hi-Z) on both variants utilizes a high performance Jensen direct transformer which feeds the balanced differential amplifier input. In operation, the user has individual control over the input and output gain stages of each channel. This provides uncommon flexibility to delve into the 992?fs broad sonic pallet making it one of the most versatile preamplifiers in any environment. Push the inputs hard and capture that elusive air that can only come from fully balanced tube gain. Or, pull the inputs back and favor the output stage for a cleaner, more linear signal - the choice is yours. Output signal strength is easily monitored through an isolated Sifam back-lit VU meter. There are also five illuminated toggle switches per channel for Meter On/Off, 48v (Phantom), -20db input pad, phase reverse and Mute.

Specifications

500 SERIES PREAMP

INTERNAL GAIN: 60 DB

THD+N: 0.0009%

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 6 HZ – 45.5+ KHZ

MAX OUTPUT: 28.12 DBU

TYPICAL EIN: -128

INPUT IMPEDANCE: 3 KΩ MIC / 20 KΩ HI-Z

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: 7 DBU

500 SERIES EQ

NOISE FLOOR: < 94.5 DB – 20 HZ TO 20 KHZ

THD+N: 0.0015%

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 5 HZ – 36 KHZ (+/- .28 DBU)

CUT/BOOST RANGE: +/- 12DB

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: 27.65 DBU

BANDS: 3 BAND

HIGH PASS FILTER: 6 DB PER OCTAVE AT 142 HZ

LOW PASS FILTER: 6 DB PER OCTAVE AT 7 KHZ

500 SERIES COMPRESSOR

TYPE:VCA

KNEE:HARD/SOFT SELECTABLE

SLOW SETTING:5 MS ATTACK, 65 MS RELEASE

FAST SETTING:3 MS ATTACK, 13 MS RELEASE