This preamp is feature packed at an amazing price point!
Robustly engineered for predictable, controllable performance, the JoeMeek PreQ-500 is a world-class preamplifier, using a top-quality Cinemag microphone transformer and low noise Burr-Brown audiophile amplifers in its signal path.
All of the standard bells & whistles are included, including 48V Phantom Power, 25dB pad, and phase reverse switches. An 8-LED Peak Program Meter helps users accurately and visually measure signal level.
Below the main section is the de-esser and hi-pass filter controls. The classic optical de-esser reduces unwanted sibilance and features an engage switch, LED peak reduction indicator, and a 2-way frequency threshhold switch. The handy hi-pass filter helps remove low frequency information, rumble, and handling noise and has a wide range of reduction between 25Hz and 200 Hz.
A high impedance instrument input finishes things off on the front panel for getting that classic JoeMeek sound on DI guitars and basses!
Input Impedance Mic: 1.2 kohm; Instrument: 2.2 Mohm
Common Mode Rejection 70 dB
Equivalent Input Noise -127.5 dBu (unweighted, 150 ohm source)
Distortion 0.001% (+4 dBu output, 1kHz)
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB)
Microphone Overall Gain 25 to 65 dB (variable)
Instrument Overall Gain 5 to 45 dB (variable)
Pad -25 dB
Max Input Mic: +4 dBu (no pad); Instrument: +22 dBu
Max Output +28 dBu (10 kohm load)
High Pass Filter 12 dB per octave cut, below 20 Hz to 200 Hz (variable)
Nominal Ouput +4 dBu (electronically balanced)
Output Impedance 100 ohm
Noise Floor -85 dBu (typical, with -40 dB mic gain)
Meter 8-segment LED bargraph
Current 130 mA (max) per rail
Weight .65 kilos
Compliance VPI Alliance, WHOS-Doc