LaChapell Audio Model 583s Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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March 22, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Hobbyist musician
HUGE !!!I was kind of nervous before purchased this pre.
First, I just entered 500 series world.
Second,I already in love my UA-610 as my go to tube pre.
Third,this is the most expensive 500 series pre.
But,after weeks search from so many forum, I decided to call Michael Grebe from Sweetwater to purchased. He sent me one last week(together with API 512c),and I was blown away. Everything sounds huge through it. Vocal was great,,guitar,kick,snare,you name it. Another surprise, it's so quiet for tube pre. Kind of clean sound,but if you turn hard the input,sound so dirty in a great way. I love the character, quietness, and the way it's looks.
As I typing this review, my second 583s just sent by sweetwater yesterday.
I have the feeling my LA-610 with start collecting the dust in near future.
May 25, 2012
Great PreThis is a great pre for vocals! It is very warm and fat when you kick up the input past half way. Before half way it is a rather clear and transparent pre but push the input and hear the sound of color. The only reason i give this a 4.5 is that after three quarters or even a little more on the input it just simply starts to distort a tad to resemble more tuby sound but i find it just overkill. But the sweet spot is between half and 3/4ths the way turned up on input and it is wonderful and rich.
I like the hi-z for my electric guitar. This pre was worth every penny