Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp

500 Series Preamp
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Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp
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Get the Color You Crave from this 500 Series Pre!

The Chandler Limited Little Devil 500 Series Preamp gives you a warmth and a range of tone that will add instant vitality to your tracks. As a preamplifier, the Little Devil 500 Pre gives you a solid Class A boost, hot enough for low-output mics, including ribbons. Dial in the feedback, and the Little Devil 500 Pre springs to life, morphing smoothly through a wide range of detail that you can use to get exactly the character you need. The way the Little Devil Pre enhances and smoothes out harsh transients also makes it an ideal color box for line-level sources, and the front-panel DI makes it perfect for direct bass and guitar as well. With all this going for it, the Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp is a no-brainer addition to your 500 Series rack.

Chandler Limited Little Devil 500 Series Preamp at a Glance:
  • Flexible input routing
  • Powerful tone sculpting tools
  • Your sonic obsession: Chandler's mission
Flexible input routing

The flexible input options of the Chandler Little Devil 500 Pre will save you time and effort getting everything set up. You can use either XLR or TRS cables for connecting to the pre, and you can select whether the inputs are high or low impedance. The Little Devil Pre offers up to 66dB of gain to really push your signal. Power your favorite condenser mics with the built-in 48V phantom power supply.

Powerful tone sculpting tools

The Chandler Limited Little Devil 500 Pre is also a powerful tool for sculpting the tones you want for your tracks. The bright switch and low cut filter let you sculpt the highs and lows of your signal, and the phase control, well, flips the phase. You'll love the big and open sound of the Little Devil's Class A design. A Feedback/Bias control gives you the ability to change the the way the amplifier reacts. You can increase the harmonic range and the nature of clipping and distorion by simply rotating a knob. You can dial in soft Class A clipping to gushy tube type clipping.

Your sonic obsession: Chandler's mission

Recording engineers are always looking for fresh tonal colors and approaches when tracking - it's an obsession. Chandler feeds this addiction with their innovative take on the technologies of the past. They start with painstaking component selection. The Little Devil Preamp's parts list reads like a 40-year-old document. Seriously - they just don't build 'em this way anymore. Hand-wired and assembled in the USA, the Little Devil Pre utilizes 100% discrete transistor circuitry and specially wound transformers. Aside from the fact that you'll have this puppy forever, the weapons-grade build quality is a means to an end - the sound. Glorious, fat, supremely musical sound, with amazing clarity and headroom. Stock your arsenal with the Chandler Limited Little Devil 500 Series Preamp.

Chandler Limited Little Devil 500 Series Preamp Features:
  • 48V phantom power
  • 66dB of gain
  • Selectable impedance
  • Balanced mic or line inputs
  • Low Cut switch
  • Bright switch
  • Phase switch
  • Feedback/Bias control
Get character and clarity with the Chandler Little Devil 500 Pre!

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Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide
Little Devil Preamp Cue Sheet
Little Devil Preamp User Manual

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Manufacturer Part Number Little Devil 500 Pre Amp

Customer Reviews

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Incredibly awesome Mic pre!!

If you're looking for something that you can use on almost anything this is it!!! For some great info ask for Stewart at Sweetwater!!
Music background: Living the dream!!

Great sound (cont review)

........after using it for months now I really like what this thing can do on vocals.... I'm really digging how I can shape the sound of the vocals. The feedback bias knob really brings out the harmonics in the vocals and adds huge color. When the pre is used without the feedback engaged the output sounds very clean. This is useful because not everyone sounds the same and sometimes the vocals need that extra edge... With this pre you are able to shape sound to your liking. Overdriven on synths it sounds massive. Chandler distortion has a very unique sound in a good way.
Music background: Producer/Sound Designer

Great Preamp!!!

I was weary of this pre with all the hype that was surrounding it, but Chandler has always backed up the hype in the past.... So I got one for my Lunchbox. Wow. Great tone, amazing flexibility. I wish every pre had this type of flexibility. The bottom end is absolutely thick and warm as anything I've tried. Does great for bass and guitars. Also smooth as silk on the high end. Push the gain and lower the output for some drive. Lower the gain and increase output for smooth headroom. Play with the Feedback knob to get more harmonic content. The possibilities really are endless on this one. It is becoming my go-to on electric guitars, has been getting a LOT of action on vocals, and I am sure it will be phenominal on snares to add thickness and warmth along with bite. More of these will be on the way as soon as I save up some pesos....
Music background: Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Huge sound!

Even the digital synths and vst plugins sound much better. I ran a digital synth through the LD the 1st time and I was just blown away. Couldn't believe that a digital synth can sound so good. Big lows and nice crisp highs without being harsh. I had to buy the 2nd pair two days later. After going back and forth on the right pre to buy finally I pulled the trigger. Very happy with my purchase
Music background: Hobbyist, Recorging Engineer

It's the beezneez!!

This preamp is definitely one of my favorites. Though a different flavor than a 1073, it yields some of that classic thickness while being wayyy open on the top end. It seems to also have that API-esque high mid bump which is welcome most of the time. Definitely ridiculous how many sounds you can get out of it as well; like honestly amazing. This is the kind of piece that has a sweet spot and that sweet spot for vocals is a combination of how hard you drive the input transformer and how much feedback/bias you have dialed in. Thick thick thick and fantastic. Oh and the bright swich is handy in conjunction with a nice tube mic for that modern pop sound.
Music background: Freelance audio engineer/producer

Sweetwater Advice

AJ Becerra

The Chandler Limited Little Devil Preamp is such a great pre!!! Sonically, it's big, punchy, and VERY musical. I've always been a HUGE Chandler fan, but this is a little different than most of the Chandler line. If I could describe this pre in one word, it would be ATTITUDE. With the feedback and bias control, you can get big, warm and punchy to extremely aggressive and anywhere in-between. It has plenty of gain to push anything (even low output mics like an SM7B or MD421) and also has an extremely fast transient response. I particulary love it on drums, guitar cabs, and vocals. The new generation of Chandler is here, and it sounds AMAZING!!!

Stuart Niven

I had the pleasure of testing one of the first revisions of this preamp and it is nothing short of amazing. Simply the best preamp that I have heard to date. Period. If you have the 500 series bug, everybody needs a pair of these.
See also: 500 Series Pre, Chandler Limited, Chandler Limited 500 Series Preamps