Avalon U5 Mono Instrument and DI Preamplifier, Silver
The Avalon U5 high-voltage DI-preamp combines 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.
- Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
- Variable gain preamp to +30dB
- Dual microphone and line outputs
- Six tone bank selections
- High level 400 watt speaker input
- Active to thru selector - ground isolation switch
- Internal toroidal power supply for low noise
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The Avalon U5 Pure Class A instrument DI & preamplifier is the most powerful direct box available today. Designed to optimise absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the U5 includes many features and sonic excellence unequalled by lesser designs. The U5 is ideal for bass guitar and acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and low output pickups. Features include 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.
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-equalised 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.
Dimensions and Weight
216 x 88 x 305 mm / 8.5 x 3.5 x 12 inches
Weight: 5.4 Kgs / 12 lbs.