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Lindell Audio 6X-500 Microphone Preamp & EQ Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from los angeles January 15, 2016Music Background:

    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.

  • from Fort Myers December 19, 2013

    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.

  • from Phoenix, AZ February 8, 2013Music Background:
    Student, Intern, Musician

    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.

  • from Anchorage, AK USA August 18, 2014Music Background:
    Producer/ songwriter

    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.

  • from March 1, 2016Music Background:
    Recording Engineer

    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).


  • Mitch Gallagher

    Swedish record producer Tobias Lindell is well known for his dedication to great sound. When he launched Lindell Audio in 2010, his goal was to create equipment that suited his own working methods and satisfied his need for quality. Now he has brought that same dedication to the 500 Series format with three modules: the 6X-500 mic pre/EQ, the 7X-500 FET compressor, and the PEX-500 Pultec-style EQ. I had the opportunity to load all three up in an API lunchbox and take them for a spin.

    The 7X-500 is Lindell's take on classic 1176-style compression, with all the expected features and controls. However, two additional features take it up a notch: a mix control for parallel compression and a sidechain with a highpass filter. The 7X-500 excels anywhere you'd use an 1176. I found the 7X-500 is especially awesome on drums, guitars, and vocals, but it is a great all-around compressor.

    The PEX-500 is a Pultec-style EQ with both low and high bands, each with boost and cut controls. Being able to boost and cut in the same band allows you to create complex EQ curves, but the real power of the PEX-500 lies in the fat, punchy bottom and creamy top end it can produce. I used it on kick drum, snare drum, electric bass, and vocals -- everything simply sounded better running through the PEX-500.

    The 6X-500 preamp/EQ offers a thick transformer-coupled sound with fat low end and smooth top end. The bonus is the inclusion of two boost-only bands of Pultec-style EQ, each with three frequency selections. There's 65dB of gain on tap, plus 48-volt phantom power, polarity reverse, and EQ bypass switches. This is a great-sounding preamp.

    The Lindell Audio 500 Series modules offer incredible value -- at just $299.99 each, they're no-brainers for building a hybrid studio based around a DAW and a mixer or summing box. Check these out -- great audio awaits!

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