Radial PreMax Microphone Preamp

500 Series Channel Strip with Low-noise Mic Pre, 3-band EQ, DI, Accustate Gain Control, Highpass Filter, Polarity Reverse, and Phantom Power
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$299.99
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Radial PreMax Microphone Preamp
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Outstanding, Affordable 500 Series Channel Strip

Radial's PreMax 500 Series channel strip features a low-noise mic pre and a musical-sounding 3-band EQ. A high-performance op-amp combined with Radial's unique Accustate gain control gives you impressive S/N at all levels. The musical EQ lets you gently boost your highs for more definition, add warmth to the low end, or roll back the mids on an overbearing instrument. A highpass filter, polarity reverse, signal and overload LEDs, a DI input, and 48V phantom power complete the package. Looking for an outstanding and affordable channel strip? Sweetwater has it: the Radial PreMax.

Radial PreMax 500 Series Channel Strip at a Glance:
  • Outstanding ease of use keeps you focused on job one
  • All the pro features you demand
  • Made to fit Radial or third-party 500 Series frames
Outstanding ease of use keeps you focused on job one

Radial's PreMax is designed to quickly give you dependable results. PreMax's integrated design eliminates the headache of matching levels between modules. Just plug in, set gain, shape your tone, and you're ready to record. This ease of use makes PreMax the ideal 500 Series channel strip module for your project, broadcast, post production studio, or live recording rig.

All the pro features you demand

The Radial PreMax gives you a low-noise preamp, a musical 3-band equalizer, and a transparent-sounding DI. But the story doesn't end there, Radial has loaded PreMax with cool details to make your life easier, such as a front-panel switch that lets you bypass the EQ and compare the pre/post effect. You also get a highpass filter to eliminate low-end artifacts that can muddy a track. The 180-degree polarity reverse helps you align a stereo mic setup and also lets you interface the PreMax with vintage gear that may not follow the AES Pin-2 hot convention. The 48V phantom power switch is recessed to prevent accidental turn-on, which could damage your tweeters or delicate vintage ribbon microphones. Radial has your back.

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, and the PreMax is no exception. All specifications from dimensions to power requirements are spot-on. The PreMax channel strip slips into a slot in your Radial or a third-party 500 Series chassis and operates flawlessly. When used with a Radial Workhorse power rack, the PreMax's Omniport jack acts as an instrument input and is activated using the convenient front-panel switch. When you don't have the Omniport connected, the switch operates as a mic mute.

Radial PreMax 500 Series Channel Strip Features:
  • A great-sounding preamp and 3-band EQ in a single-wide 500 Series module
  • Accustate gain control for low noise
  • Highpass filter eliminates excessive resonance
  • Dedicated instrument input for direct recording
  • 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
EQ Yes
Manufacturer Part Number R700 0112

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See also: 500 Series Pre, Radial, Radial 500 Series EQ, Radial 500 Series Preamps