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Next generation DI from Avalon.

SONIC EXCELLENCE
The Avalon V5 DI-RE-MIC PREAMPLIFIER is an ultra-highperformance professional preamplifier, DI and RE-amper.Created for maximum versatility, the V5’s sonic signature -“Deep and Controlled Bass, Musical Mid-Range and enhancedVocal Projection” join a unique set of user features including -100% discrete Pure Class A amplification, Avalon’s musical“passive” TONE-BANK™, professional VU meter with dualpeak LED’s, multiple outputs including an instrument leveltransformer isolated Re-amp. Designed to optimize absolutesignal integrity and musical performance, the V5 is ideal forribbon, dynamic and condenser microphones, bass guitar,acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, electromusicsynthesizers and very low output passive pickups.The state-of-the-art DI input stage, provides a very-highimpedance “zero-load” effect on sensitive pickups andkeyboards, while maintaing massive input headroom to+36dB before overload.

RICH HARMONICS
Avalon DI-preamplifiers have been in use around the worldsince 1985. They have found their way into the world's leadingmusician’s rigs and recording sessions and have been featuredon thousands of the best selling (and sounding) albums, liveperformances and downloads. The V5 includes the best of theAvalon U5 DI functions with a studio quality preamplifier anda new “sonic addition”. Two alternate solid-state topologiesare cascaded, to provide a rich, low mid-range harmoniccontent not offered in other Avalon preamplifiers. This featureempowers the V5 with a new scale of sonic character.

MINIMUM SIGNAL PATH DESIGN
The V5 includes a very high quality input transformer withdual microphone input impedance loading for perfect mic/cablematching, high-cut switch for eliminating unwanted acousticpickup and high frequency noise, headphone monitor ampand DC coupled, 100% Class A output amplifiers for definedbass control. A buffered “thru” output for zero-instrument-loadtuners or power amplifier inputs. An internal toroidal powertransformer supplies fully discrete high-voltage regulators forlow noise operation and sealed silver relays optimize theminimal signal path design.

Avalon V5 Microphone Preamp Features:

  • Forward musical detail and sonic excellence
    Switched 2dB, high-gain preamplifier to +66dB
    High quality transformer input & isolated output
    100% discrete, high-voltage, Pure Class A
    Dual microphone impedance selection
    Hi-Z 10,000,000 O zero-load Instrument-DI input
    Very low noise on all inputs -100dB
    High output headroom to +30dB
    RE-preamplifier with line, DI or microphone inputs
    Ten “passive” TONE-BANK”™ selections
    Polarity (phase) reverse on all input-outputs
    DC coupled Class A outputs for superior bass
    High cut switch (low pass filter) eliminates hiss
    LED active & peak signal indicato
    rHeadphone monitor output jack
    Low distortion - less than 0.5% THD and IMD
    Professional wide range VU meter -30dB~ +18dB
    Buffered DI output & ground isolation switch
    100% discrete power supplies for audio path
    Internal toroidal power supply for low noise
    Long lasting, stainless steel hardware


Avalon V5 Microphone Preamp Specifications:

  • Audio circuit topology: 100% discrete, high-voltage, Class A
    Gain: Switched 2dB steps, -/+ 0.15dB
    Input modes (4): Line, Instrument-DI, Microphone high-Z & low-
    ZLINE (transformer): Balanced 6,000 O, XLR~TRS, gain -3dB ~ 36dB, max. input 47dB
    INSTRUMENT ~ DI: Unbalanced 10,000,000 O, TRS, gain 2dB ~ 42dB, max. input 36dB
    MICROPHONE HiZ (transformer): Balanced 6,700 O, XLR, gain 20dB ~ 60dB, max. input 23dB
    MICROPHONE LoZ (transformer): Balanced 1,760 O, XLR, gain 26dB ~ 66dB, max. input 19dB
    PAD (passive input attenuator): Line -13dB, Instrument -10dB & Microphone -15dB
    Phantom power: 48V regulated @10mA, blue=power ON, red=phantom ON
    Thru output: Unbalanced, impedance buffered TRS
    Maximum line output level: +30dB DC coupled, balanced 600 O, XLR~TRS
    Maximum isolated output level: +12dB transformer balanced high Z output, TRS
    Headphone output: 0.5w into 600 O, TRS
    Noise 20kHz unweighted: 100dBu minimum gain position
    Noise (EIN) 22Hz-22kHz: --128dB @ 40dB gain (low Z microphone input)Distortion THD, IMD: 0.05% at +10dB output
    Frequency response, -/+0.5dB: 5Hz to 50kHz
    Frequency response, -3dB: 2Hz to 500kHz (input band limited)
    VU meter: Professional moving coil VU, wide range -33dB ~ +18dB
    Signal LEDs: Peak capture, blue=0dB, red=+20dB
    High cut filter: -3dB at 4kHz passive-minimum phase design
    Polarity reverse (phase): All outputs relay switched (including isolated output)
    Tone shape: Ten “passive” voices for improved clarity, problem solving and musical enhancement.
    AC power: Internal toroidal AC supply, dual voltage, 115v or 230v selectable 50/60Hz, 35w max.
    Dimensions: 8.5” X 3.5” X 12”
    Weight (packed): 12lb


Avalon V5 Microphone Preamp

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