Great River Electronics MP-500NV Single-Channel 500-Series Preamp

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Great River Electronics MP-500NV Single-Channel 500-Series Preamp


Great River Electronics MP-500NV Single-Channel 500-Series Preamp

The Great River MP-500NV is a VPR-Alliance compliant, 2-space, 500-series preamp that uses the same audio and metering circuitry found in the NV-series preamplifiers

The MP-500NV is a professional-quality microphone preamplifier for the 500 series that recreates the vintage sound characteristics of the early 1970s large-format consoles. Rather than create a clone, the MP-500NV uses modern design techniques and components to give the MP-500NV more clarity, punch and transparency under normal use. However, if you're looking to add a little vintage color, features such as metering before and after the major gain stages let you drive it creatively to greatly expand the range of sonic options. Any microphone will benefit from the power of the MP-500NV preamplifier, including dynamics, condensers, and ribbons. While the MP-500NV uses the same audio and metering circuitry found in the NV-series preamplifiers, it's designed to fit into a 500-series rack using 2 available slots. Powered from the host rack, the MP-500NV is equipped with a Hi-Z instrument jack that has its own input amplifier, designed specifically for DI applications, rather than being an afterthought. All specifications and performance details are identical to the NV series preamplifiers with the exception of size, weight, patch jack, -10dBv Out. The MP-500NV is VPR-Alliance compliant and tested.

Great River Electronics MP-500NV Unique Features:

  • Custom-wound transformers recreate the “big iron” sound of the '70s
  • Hi-Z input is ideal for bass, guitar, and sound modules (FET-buffered and routed into the input transformer, a Great River exclusive)
  • Gain stage monitoring via dual meters (also a Great River exclusive)
  • Ultra-quiet noise floor for outstanding performance at any gain setting
  • Powered by 500-series rack's internal power supply

Great River Electronics MP-500NV - Just the Facts:

  • I/O connections: XLR balanced; Hi-Z input on front panel (disconnects mic input)
  • Adjustable gain stages: input in 5dB steps to 60dB; output from -25 to +10dB; maximum overall gain 70dB; two to three stages of single ended solid state amplifier gain blocks, depending on gain structure; high-current 70ma Class A bias on output stage
  • Input and output meters on each channel (dual-stage metering is a Great River exclusive)
  • Front panel switches: polarity; phantom power; input impedance (1200 / 300 ohm); output loading (600 ohm resistor across output transformer)
  • High quality, custom wound Sowter transformers
  • Gold-plated switching contacts
  • 3 year warranty with registration
  • Mounts in 2 spaces in a 500 rack

If you've been looking for a more affordable entry into the modern Neve-style sound of Great River NV-series preamps, you've found it in the MP-500NV. Order yours today. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant today.

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