Skulpter 500, the sound shaping preamp. Fully discrete, class-A components and shound shaping via filters and harmonics.
The skulpter 500 is the ultimate recording front end. Its audiophile preamp is based on single resistors controlling a fully discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complementing any microphone with a remarkably true and natural sound. If additional mojo is needed, two variable saturation/filter stages and an intelligent onboard compressor make voices and instruments sound like a finished record right from the start.
Whether clean or colored, the sonic bliss does not stop at your mic locker. The skulpter 500 provides a balanced DI input with significant headroom, so just about any signal coming from guitars, basses, synths and effects will benefit greatly from the skulpter 500's pristine amplification and versatile processing qualities.
Way more than just a preamp, the skulpter 500 is a complete recording solution - everything you'll ever need in front of your DAW.
100% Discrete Class-A Topology
Pristine audio path and signal processing.
Audiophile Gain Staging
Single resistors controlled by a relays cascade.
Dual Sound Shaper
Mojo machine with filters and harmonics.
Intelligent Onboard Dynamics
Smart controlled musical compression.
Variable Low Cut Filter
Flexible low frequency clean up.
Instrument input with massive headroom.
Level, gain, compression and clipping.
Exact and repeatable settings.
Total gain range: 3 - 65 dB in 1.5/2 dB steps
@ 3 dB gain: 10 Hz - 170 kHz (-3 dB)@ 29 dB gain: 10 Hz - 170 kHz (-3 dB)
@ +6 dBu out level, 3 dB gain, 20 Hz - 22k Hz: 0.007%@ +6 dBu out level, 29 dB gain, 20 Hz - 22 kHz: 0.007%
@ 3 dB gain, 20 Hz - 20 kHz (A-weighted): -97 dBu@ 29 dB gain, 20 Hz - 20 kHz (A-weighted): -93 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
@ +6 dBu out level, 29 dBu gain, 1 kHz: 87 dB@ +6 dBu out level, 29 dBu gain, 10 kHz: 69 dB
Mic Input: 19 dBuDI Input: 19 dBuOutput: 21 dBu
Mic Input: 13.6 kohmDI Input: 1 megohmOutput: 62 ohm
Total: 116 mA