Lindell Audio 6X-500 Microphone Preamp & EQ

500 Series Mic Preamp/Equalizer with Single-channel Transformer-coupled Mic Preamp and 2-band Pultec-style Equalizer
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The Lindell 6X-500 juices your 500 Series rack with a single-channel transformer-coupled mic preamp along with a passive 2-band Pultec-style equalizer. This all-discrete design, based upon the highly respected 990 op-amp, gives you an EQ section with the magical sound of a classic Pultec. With a 15db boost of the silkiest high end you'll ever hear and stunningly punchy low end, you'll wonder how Lindell managed to stuff a Pultec into this little module. Arm your studio with the fast, in-your-face sound of the delightfully affordable Lindell 6X-500.

Lindell Audio 6X-500 500 Series Mic Preamp Features at a Glance:
  • Transformer-coupled balanced inputs and balanced outputs
  • Up to 65dB of gain
  • Passive Pultec Equalizer; inductor plus 990 gain make-up amplifier
  • 3-step switched EQ low frequency boost: 30Hz, 60Hz, 100Hz (+/- 10%)
  • 3-step switched EQ high frequency boost: 6kHz, 10kHz, 16kHz (+/- 10%)
  • Selectable high boost bandwidth on PCB
  • Polarity reverse
  • Pin-compatible with 990/2520 type op-amps
  • 48V phantom power
  • 5-LED VU meters
  • Gold-plated PCB
Put the fast 'n' punchy Lindell 6X-500 in your 500 Series rack!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide
6X-500 Mic Pre / EQ Cue Sheet
6X-500 Mic Pre / EQ User Manual

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Height 5.25"
Depth 7"
Width 1.5"
Manufacturer Part Number 6X-500

Customer Reviews

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amazing except

I still give it 5 stars because i love it just for the mic pre. but i REALLY wish it had a highpass filter. Or at least that the low band eq was an attenuator rather than a booster. and i wish the frequency selections for the low end were different, extending higher. but i really do love this preamp A LOT. and i guarantee that the eq it has will be useful for something, i just don't use it that often. my top priority would be getting a highpass filter on it.
Music background: engineer

great value!!

I now have 3 of these pre's in my chassis and it has a great sound... mine are quiet and the eq's are useful... combined with the 7x-500 and you have a killer channel strip for less then 600 buck... very hard to beat.

Man This Is Great

I really have to say this is awesome. I've been using the pres on my Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 and this is definitely a step up. Having the EQ helps a ton and even if you're cranking the highs, it never gets brittle or harsh! I'm definitely gunna be getting more of these.
Music background: Student, Intern, Musician

Love the eq

Really enjoying this pre//eq. Love how you can add some shimmer on the top end with the eq. Simple to use, seems to be well built, excellent price. Probably will get a few more of these.
Music background: Producer/ songwriter

Love it

This thing is superb. The gain adds great tonal character. Giving it a 4 instead of a 4.5 or 5 since the EQ boosts are faint/subtle (but clean).
Music background: Recording Engineer
See also: 500 Series Pre, Lindell Audio, Lindell Audio 500 Series EQ, Lindell Audio 500 Series Preamps