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LaChapell 983M Tube Mic Preamp  From LaChapell

The LaChapell 983M is capable of stunning clean tones and harmonically rich driven tones. Exceptional on nearly any source, the 983M features high and low pass filters with selectable roll-off frequencies, channel mute, front panel Hi-Z input, pad and polarity switches.

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Manufacturer's Description from LaChapell

The LaChapell Audio 983M is a half rack sized single channel tube preamp that is perfect for small studios, podcast studios, voice overs, and session musicians. Along with the 983S MK2, the 983M is the first preamp to feature True48™, a phantom power supply that provides a consistent 48V for phantom powered mics. Current 48V supplies dip in voltage as the source load changes (such as periods of high transients on many mics). True48 evens out the voltage supply, giving mics greater headroom, quicker transient recovery and a smoother less distorted response.

 

DUAL DRIVE KNOBS

The Dual Drive knobs on the 983M mic pre provide an incredible array of tonal options. The input knob drives the input to the first vacuum tube and the second knob drives the input to the output tube. Together, you can dial in sounds from pristine to warm and harmonically rich.

 

TRUE48™ DYNAMIC PHANTOM POWER

True48 is a dynamic phantom power supply that provides a steady power supply for your condenser and active microphones. Standard phantom power supplies often do not deliver enough power for today’s microphones. True48 ensures your mics get the power they need which results in higher headroom, quicker transient recovery, and smoother response.

 

INPUT LEVEL LEDS

A four segment input level indicator lets you see the input level allowing your to make appropriate gain decisions.

 

PAD SWITCH FOR MORE TONAL OPTIONS

The pad switch not only provides a -20dB gain reduction for high input sources, it also works with the Dual Drive knobs to create color and headroom options. Engage the pad and dial in warm tones with lots of headroom.

 

BEST IN CLASS PERFORMANCE

Everything in the 983S mic pre is designed to be best in class. Every component, transformer, wire and tube has been meticulously selected for performance and longevity.

 

LOW NOISE AND OUTPUT IMEDANCE

The ultra low output impedance of the 982S mic pre means you can run long cables from the stage to front of house or from studio room to studio room. The ultra low noise means you can record any source with confidence that you are only recording what you WANT to record.

 

HIGH AND LOW PASS FILTERS

Independent High and Low Pass Filters with selectable frequencies maximize control over your recorded or live signal.

 

FRONT PANEL HI-Z INPUT

The front panel Hi-Z input allows you to plug a bass or other instrument directly into the 983M. As an instrument front end, the 983M allows for natural tube compression and harmonics to any input source.

 

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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

INTERNAL GAIN: 0 to >72.5dB

THD+N: 0.010% (minimum)

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 9Hz to 40KHz

MAX OUTPUT (1% THD+N): +27.8dBu

TYPICAL EIN: -124dBu

INPUT IMPEDANCE: 1.5KΩ

TUBE COMPLIMENT: 1 x 12AX7 / ECC83

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