Chameleon Labs

Description

The 7603 XMod preamp provides a diverse set of functions making it a flexible unit for creative recording applications. It incorporates a full range of traditional features as well as some not commonly seen on other pre-amps. Displaying the same high dynamics and low distortion as the "vanilla" 7603, the 7603-
XMod simply provides a different character to the sound of the pre-amplifier.

The XMod features EQ stages with four different available adjustments—Variable High Pass, Low-Frequency Shelving, Mid Frequency and High-Frequency Shelving. It has the same inductor-based topology that made its predecessor, the 7602, so popular, however, it now comes with discrete amps that drive the signal through a set of inductors to provide a musical tone to your recorded source. 

The output stage of the Xmod is also unique with respect to its design and performance. It can be described as a variable-gain circuit that simultaneously adjusts both the input and output levels in order to generate a lower noise floor and extraordinary audio performance.

To get the best performance from lower output microphones like ribbons, the microphone input impedance can be selected between 300 and 1200 ohms, providing a method to match a particular mic to the input stage. 

Features
  • High resolution, low noise discrete audio circuitry
  • Hi-Z Direct Instrument Input (TRS)
  • Discrete Class A Electronic Topology
  • Three band, inductor based EQ
  • 48V phantom power for mic input
  • Selectable 300Ω or 1200Ω Mic Input Impedance
  • Custom VU meter (input/output) with calibrated ballistics
  • Relay-based selection of Line / Mic & DI Inputs
  • Overload input and output indicators
  • Reverse Phase Switch
  • Universal, onboard power supply

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