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luis Markson

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500 series outboard gear
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:56:45 am »

Anyone using any?
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 07:36:32 am »

Anyone using any?

I suspect you might get more answers if you actually tell us what gear you're asking about - "500 series" seems rather too vague for me at least.
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David.
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 07:46:04 am »

I suspect you might get more answers if you actually tell us what gear you're asking about - "500 series" seems rather too vague for me at least.
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David.

500 series refers to the "lunchbox" style of modular outboard system. Examples are, API & Radial. There are some neve options as well. I'm sure there are others too...
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 08:24:52 am »

I have a rack of A Designs 500 series mic pres.  They are set during rehearsals and sit on the stage, so all my principal channels have great pres and run down the snake at line level.  The biggest downside is the external power supply.  I carry a spare one.  If I were doing it again I might opt for an 8 channel rack mount pre, or at least a 500 rack with a built in power supply.
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 12:53:42 pm »

Not live, but thinking about a 500 rack to populate with several pres for home recording. Vintech makes some great Neve-ish rackmount gear and just came out with the 573, which is 500 series compatible.

A Designs and a few others also make 2 space 500 series rackmounts so that if you don't need 8-10 cards, you're not spending $800-1000.
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 07:14:41 pm »

I suspect you might get more answers if you actually tell us what gear you're asking about - "500 series" seems rather too vague for me at least.
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David.

500 series originally was API 500 series modules and the racks and lunchboxes they fit in.
Now many manufacturers make pres, comps, EQ's etc, that fits those racks and lunchboxes as well.
Quite a few of them here:   http://www.mercenary.com/500series.html
Pretty expensive kit to tour with.

My two API 512 preamps in my studio get used on every single session I do.  Good stuff.
Wouldn't think of touring them
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 08:05:20 pm »

I'm thinking it might be a good way to build a "money channel" Start with a pre and add comps and eq as I can afford it.

Has anyone used the radial stuff?
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 08:25:07 pm »

I have a rack of A Designs 500 series mic pres.  They are set during rehearsals and sit on the stage, so all my principal channels have great pres and run down the snake at line level.  The biggest downside is the external power supply.  I carry a spare one.  If I were doing it again I might opt for an 8 channel rack mount pre, or at least a 500 rack with a built in power supply.

Isn't there a chance that line level could overload the snake at the split?
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 04:40:48 am »

I have a rack of A Designs 500 series mic pres.  They are set during rehearsals and sit on the stage, so all my principal channels have great pres and run down the snake at line level.  The biggest downside is the external power supply.  I carry a spare one.  If I were doing it again I might opt for an 8 channel rack mount pre, or at least a 500 rack with a built in power supply.

http://www.radialeng.com/whbeta/re-workhorse.htm
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Re: 500 series outboard gear
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011, 08:34:38 am »

Yes, it will overload some transformers but I am not using a split snake, so it is not an issue for this setup.
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