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June 2017 Giveaway

Empirical Labs EL500 Reviews

3.5 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • Mr. T.
    from The North Woods of Wisconsin April 13, 2016

    The best 500 series rack for 2 modules, period.

    I bought this rack from Sweetwater last year and finally put some modules in it,
    and wow! This is such a step up from my previous 500 series racks, I won't name
    names but I demand low noise and magnetic and radio frequency shielding in a small footprint
    for my limited rack space and this is the perfect choice on all accounts!
    I can't believe you get such a difference for such a minor increase in price over
    my last 500 chassis. Also the DI input on the front is so cool, I have it set up
    to eq first on my instrument tracks and then be amplified so I am able to cut
    the junk before it becomes a hassle, why didn't I do this sooner, I could have
    saved myself a lot of precious time. This is a five star offering from ELI!!!!!*****

  • Dan Popp
    from Akron, OH USA June 20, 2011Music Background:
    Commercial studio owner, voiceoverist

    The one for two

    I tried another 500-series horizontal rack but had trouble fitting modules into it (apparently the VPR Alliance is more like the Wild West than I had known). No problems with the EL500. The onboard linking is a nice feature, as is the ability to mount the modules flush with the face of the unit because of insets for the module faceplates. I took off half a star because Empirical aesthetics don't appeal to me, though even that is not much of an issue with this unit.

  • Lynn Graber
    from Tennessee September 15, 2016


    This box does not allow every 500 series module. Specifically my API 512c are too wide! Double check and make sure your modules will fit with this product.

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