Tonelux MP5A Microphone Preamp

500 Series Microphone Preamplifier and DI with TILT EQ Control
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$499.99
Sweetwater Savings: $450.00 MSRP: $949.99
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Tonelux MP5A Microphone Preamp
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Primo 500 Series Preamp

The Tonelux MP5A is a high-quality discrete mic preamp for your 500 Series rack with a bevy of features that will make you look (and sound) like a hero. For your convenience, there's a 20dB pad switch, a 48V phantom power switch, and a phase or polarity switch. You also get a direct input right on the front panel. Also onboard is Tonelux's popular TILT EQ system, which helps you get great results by tailoring the sound going in. If you're looking for a great mic pre, fill your 500 Series rack with the Tonelux MP5A.

Tonelux MP5A 500 Series Discrete Mic Preamp at a Glance:
  • Ergonomic concentric knob system lets you dial in your sound quickly
  • Tonelux's popular TILT EQ system makes short work of sculpting your input
  • Built tough for demanding professional use
Ergonomic concentric knob system lets you dial in your sound quickly

When you're in session, the last thing you need to be doing is fumbling around with your preamps. The Tonelux MP5A features a concentric knob system that lets you get right to the heart of the matter quickly. The inner "silver" knob sets the mic pre gain and the outer "black" knob sets the output level. That way, you won't accidentally bump the gain when you're configuring the preamp and making adjustments.

Tonelux's popular TILT EQ system makes short work of sculpting your input

The Tonelux MP5A sports Tonelux's popular TILT EQ system. When turned up, the TILT control has a 0 to 6dB boost on the high end, while cutting the low end the same. If you turn it down, it'll boost the low end up to 6dB and cut the high end up to 6dB. Trust us, this is a powerful (and fast) way to EQ.

Built tough for demanding professional use

The Tonelux MP5A is built right here in the USA. Renowned for his uncompromising designs, designer Paul Wolff builds Tonelux gear with the right stuff, so you can rest assured that your MP5A will serve you well for many years.

Tonelux MP5A 500 Series Discrete Mic Preamp Features:
  • 500 Series Module - All Discrete Microphone Preamplifier
  • Famous TILT EQ control with Bypass Switch
  • Front-panel XLR and hi-Z Input
  • Gain control for the Preamp and Output Level Control
  • Expanded 10-LED VU meter with Peak Indicator
You'll love the unique voice of the Tonelux MP5A!

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Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 10Hz-100kHz
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Manufacturer Part Number MP5

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Sweetwater Advice

Matt Emick

Plugging this mic pre into my system, I wondered, "what is tilt anyway?" It turns out the Tilt EQ is like a see-saw of awesome for our friends bass and treble! Twist it one way to bring up the brilliance and sheen on a vocal while reducing muddiness. Twist the other way to bring up the girth on a bass guitar and reduce the string sqeak. Killer pre and so versatile!
See also: 500 Series Pre, Tonelux, Tonelux 500 Series Preamps