Radial PreComp Microphone Preamp & Compressor

500 Series Preamp/Compressor with Accustate Gain Control, Automatic Soft/Hard-knee Onset, and 48V Phantom Power
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$349.99
Sweetwater Savings: $50.01 MSRP: $400.00

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Radial PreComp Microphone Preamp & Compressor
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Smart, Affordable 500 Series Preamp/Compressor

The Radial PreComp channel strip gives you what the doctor ordered: a great-sounding mic pre and a versatile compressor. The PreComp's preamp delivers in excess of 60dB to handle all your mics (including ribbons), while Radial's proprietary Accustate gain control sets sensitivity and output, maximizing your S/N at any level. The VCA compressor automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard-knee as signals rise above the threshold. This leaves you free to concentrate on other matters, such as getting the perfect take! Stock your 500 Series chassis with an awesome channel strip: Radial's PreComp.

Radial PreComp 500 Series Preamp/Compressor at a Glance:

  • Radial's proprietary technology keeps you focused on job number one

  • All the pro features you demand
  • Made to fit Radial or third-party 500 Series frames
Radial's proprietary technology keeps you focused on what's important

Radial is no newcomer to professional audio. Whether you're an artist or an engineer, they know exactly what you need, so they've included some hip technology under the hood of their PreComp preamp/compressor. One proprietary innovation is the Accustate gain control, which automatically sets sensitivity and output, maximizing your S/N at any level. It's also equipped with an advanced compression algorithm, which automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard-knee as your signal rises above the threshold. You won't have to concern yourself with such mundane (yet vitally important) matters, so you can concentrate on what's important: getting that perfect take!

All the pro features you demand

Radial's PreComp is made for demanding professionals like you, so it's packed with all the pro features you need. The PreComp's VCA compressor gives you an adjustable threshold, a compression ratio, and gain make-up controls. An intuitive slow-fast switch makes it easy to optimize the PreComp for your source, be it vocals or percussion. You also get a polarity reverse, a highpass filter, 48V phantom power, and an In/Out switch that lets you quickly compare your original, uncompressed signal with the processed result.

Made to fit radial or third-party 500 Series frames

Radial, one of the established and respected makers of 500 Series frames, knows what it takes to design, develop, and deliver first-class 500 Series modules. The PreComp is no exception. All specifications, from dimensions to power requirements, are spot-on. PreComp will slip into a slot in your Radial or a third-party 500 Series chassis and operate flawlessly.

Radial PreComp 500 Series Preamp/Compressor Features at a Glance:

  • A great-sounding preamp and compressor in a single wide 500 Series module

  • Accustate gain control for low noise
  • Full function compressor for dynamic control
  • Each processor may be accessed separately
  • Fits Radial or third-party 500 Series frames
Slip Radial's PreComp into your 500 Series chassis!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Phantom Power Yes
Compressor Yes
Manufacturer Part Number R700 0114

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See also: 500 Series Compressors, Radial, Radial 500 Series Dynamics, Radial 500 Series Preamps