Purple Audio Pants Microphone Preamp

500 Series Mic Preamp with 4 Op-amps, Differential Circuit Topography, and CineMag Dual-bobbin Input Transformer
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Versatile, Value-packed 500 Series Pre

Purple Audio's Pants derives its colorful name from its unique CineMag dual-bobbin input transformer. This versatile 500 Series mic preamp sounds amazing, and it's fitted with an exceptionally smooth Gain control that makes it easy to dial in the sound you want, precisely. If your output is too hot, you can ride it down with a separate Level control. Push the High switch, and the feedback network changes to provide a ludicrous 78dB of clean gain - an ideal match for your ultra-low-output ribbon mics. Mix and match different Gain, Level, and High mode switch settings, and Purple Audio Pants can serve up many different sounds with the same output level.

Purple Audio Pants 500 Series Mic Preamplifier at a Glance:
  • DI input with FET buffer for instruments
  • Purple Audio - the quality is baked in
DI input with FET buffer for instruments

Purple Audio spec'd Pants with a front-panel DI that goes through a FET buffer into the input transformer, injecting your sound with dimensionality. The DI load switch gives you two options, so you can easily craft optimal direct tone for your instrument. Signal level is clearly indicated by dual LEDs for the gain and output stages - green to indicate signal present, yellow for 10dB below clipping, and red for clipping.

Purple Audio - the quality is baked in

Sweetwater is proud to carry Purple Audio. Founded in 1997 by Andrew Roberts, Purple Audio has kept the analog flame burning brightly with acclaimed professional signal processors and studio problem solvers based on inspired new designs and fresh takes on coveted classic gear. Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, Purple Audio equipment is built for the long haul, using only the finest components. Let Purple Audio's innovative engineering elevate your studio's sonic quality and optimize your workflow.

Purple Audio Pants 500 Series Mic Preamplifier Features:
  • A great-sounding, versatile preamp with discrete signal path
  • CineMag Dual-bobbin input transformer
  • Employs 2 KDJ3 and 2 KDJ4 op-amps
  • Exceptionally smooth Gain control makes it easy to dial in the sound you want
  • Separate Level control lets you trim the output
  • High switch provides 78dB of clean gain for your ultra-low-output mics
  • Mix and match different Gain, Level, and High mode switch settings
  • DI Load switch for front panel input 100 Kohms or 1 Mohms for a more open tone
  • Input and output tri-color LED metering
  • Mic/Line switch for high output mics or line-level sources
  • Auto-resetting fuse shuts down individual module without affecting entire rack or console
Slip Purple Audio Pants into your 500 Series rack!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Four opamp solid state pre
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 10Hz-60kHz
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 500 Series Mic/Line modes
Manufacturer Part Number Pants

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