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The V5 includes the best of the Avalon U5 DI functions with a studio quality preamplifier and "a new sonic addition".

Two alternate solid-state topologies are cascaded to provide a rich, low midrange harmonic content not offered in other Avalon preamplifiers. This feature empowers the V5 with a new scale of sonic character.

Sonic Excellence
The Avalon V5 DI-RE-MIC Preamplifer is an ultra-high performance professional preamplifier, DI and RE-amper. Created for maximum versatility, the V5's sonic signature - "Deep and Controlled Bass, Musical Mid-range and enhanced Vocal Projection" combine with a unique set of user features including, 100% discrete Pure Class A amplification, Avalon's unique "passive" TONE-BANKĀ™, professional VU meter with dual peak LED's, multiple outputs including an instrument level transformer isolated Re-amp. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the V5 is ideal for ribbon, dynamic and condenser microphones, bass guitar, acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, and very low output passive pickups.

The state-of-the-art DI input stage provides a very-high inpedance, "zero-load" effect on sensitive pickups and keyboards, while maintaining massive input headroom to +36dB before overload.

Minimum Signal Path Design
The V5 includes a very high quality input transformer (same as the Avalon VT-737sp) with dual microphone input impedance loading for perfect mic/cable matching, high-cut switch for eliminating unwanted acoustic pickup and high frequency noise, headphone monitor amp and DC coupled, 100% Class A output amplifiers for defined bass control. A buffered "thru" output for zero-instrument-load tuners or power amp inputs, internal toroid power transformer with discrete high-voltage power supplies for low noise and sealed silver relays for transparent signal routing.


  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
  • Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
  • Variable gain preamp to +30dB.
  • Dual microphone and line outputs
  • Hi-Z 3,000,000 ohm 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
  • Specifications

    Circuit Topology
  • 100% discrete, high-voltage Class A

  • 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 in (216 x 88 x 305mm)

  • Weight-Packed
  • 12lbs (5.4kg)

  • Rack mount kit (1) RM-1
  • Single U5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds one half rack unit)

  • Rack mount kit (2) RM-2
  • Dual U5 19 inch rack mount kit (holds two half rack units)
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