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Avalon U5 Direct Box Instrument Preamplifier - 15th Anniversary (U5 15th Ann)
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Description
A high-voltage DI-preamp with a passive tone selector and a variable gain preamp and filter.
  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
    Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
    Variable gain preamp to +30dB
    Dual microphone and line outputs
    Hi-Z 3,000,000O input impedance
    Very low noise (-100dB)
    High headroom (+30dB)
    Six tone bank selections
    DC coupled Class A output for superior bass
    High cut switch eliminates noise
    LED active signal indicator
    Headphone monitor output jack
    Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
    High level 400-watt speaker input
    Active to thru selector/ground isolation switch
    100% discrete power supplies for audio path
    Internal toroidal power supply for low noise
    Long lasting, stainless steel hardware

Avalon U5 Direct Box Instrument Preamplifier - 15th Anniversary
The U5 Direct Box Instrument Preamp - 15th Anniversary is a high-voltage DI-preamp combining a unique passive tone selector with a variable gain preamp and filter. The high-input impedance accepts a wide variety of signal levels and instruments—from acoustic guitars to high-output active bass guitars and keyboards. The U5 direct box is loaded with sonic character and user features professionals demand.

Sonic Excellence
The Avalon U5 Pure Class A instrument DI & preamplifier is one of the most powerful direct boxes available today. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the U5 includes many features that are ideal for bass guitar and acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and low output pickups.

Features include a state-of-the-art, high-input impedance input stage for zero load effect on sensitive pickups and keyboards, 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers, practical user features, and rugged hardware designed to deliver true high performance audio for many years.

Designed for Deep & Controlled Bass
Avalon U5 DI-preamps have been in use around the world since 1995. They have found their way into the world's leading musicians rigs and recording sessions and been featured on thousands of the best-selling (and sounding) albums and live performances.

Minimum Signal Path Design
The U5 includes a variable gain Class A preamplifier to boost low-level pickup signals and a high level speaker input for capturing the live sound of the instruments amplifier. Six passive tone-EQ curves are also included to enhance a variety of acoustic and electric instruments. A high-cut switch eliminates unwanted acoustic pickup and high frequency noise, while a headphone monitor amp has been included for personal listening. Twin DC coupled Class A output amplifiers drive both low-level microphone preamp inputs and high-level +4dB inputs for direct-to-tape recording or processing. The active-to-thru switch selects either the instrument input directly or sends the boosted-equalized signal to the amplifier via the front panel jack. A ground isolation switch eliminates any possible earth loop or AC buzz problems with complete safety.

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  • Gain: Switched 3dB steps, maximum gain +30dB
    Input Impedance: 3 ,000,000 ohm unbalanced (single ended)
    Maximum Input Level +24dBu unbalanced, 400w speaker input
    Output Connectors (2): XLR type, pin 2 hot electronic balanced
    Maximum Output Level (Class A): +30dBu DC coupled, balanced 600 ohms (mic and line out)
    Headphone Output: 0.5w into 600 ohms
    Noise 20kHz Unweighted: -100dBu minimum gain position
    Distortion THD, IMD: 0.1% at +10dB
    Frequency Response, -/+0.5dB: 5Hz to 100kHz
    Frequency Response, -3dB: 1Hz to 500kHz (input band limited)
    High Cut Filter: -3dB at 8kHz minimum phase design
    Tone Selector: Six position rotary switch, all passive filters
    AC Power: Internal toroidal AC supply
    Dimensions: 8.5" x 3.5" x 12" (216mm x 88mm x 305mm)
    Weight-Packed: 12lb. (5.4kg)

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