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PreSonus RC 500 1-Channel Channel Strip

Item #92964
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PreSonus RC 500 1-Channel Channel Strip

The RC 500’s 3-band semi-parametric EQ was designed to match the preamp and compressor. It combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts.

  • Transformer-coupled, high gain microphone preamp with a Class A hybrid design
  • FET based compressor using hybrid detection methods with switching relays for hard bypass
  • 3-band semi-parametric equalizer with switching relays for hard bypass
  • +48V phantom power, 80 Hz highpass filter, and -20 dB pad
  • Front-panel 1/4” instrument and rear-panel XLR microphone and line inputs with Input Select switch
  • VU meter with selectable output level/gain reduction display
  • Analog insert with balanced send and return
  • High grade components: film capacitors, 1% tolerance resistors, and very low-distortion op amps
  • Master output control
  • Balanced output on XLR and 1/4"TRS connectors
  • Internal toroidal power supply with IEC connector
  • Steel chassis

Input Impedance
  • Microphone: 1500 ohm
  • Line: 1 k ohm
  • Instrument: 1 M ohm
  • Maximum Input Level:
  • Microphone (-20 dB Pad out): 0 dBu
  • Microphone (-20 dB Pad in): +20 dBu
  • Balanced Line: +18 dBu
  • Instrument: 0 dBu
Gain Range
  • Microphone (-20 dB Pad out): +20 dB to +70 dB
  • Line: -20 dB to +15 dB
  • Instrument: +5 dB to +50 dB
  • Noise Floor (all inputs, minimum gain): -102 dBu (A-weighted)
  • Microphone Equivalent Input Noise (EIN; 20 Hz - 20 kHz): -125 dBu (A-weighted)
  • Microphone Input THD+N: < 0.025% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Line Input THD + N: < 0.006% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Instrument Input THD + N: < 0.02% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 25 kHz, ±1 dB
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Type: 2nd-order shelving filter
  • Q: 0.5
  • Low Band (Low-pass or Bandpass): 20 Hz to 400 Hz, ±16 dB
  • Mid Band: 400 Hz to 5 kHz, ±16 dB
  • High Band (High-pass or Bandpass): 2 kHz to 20 kHz, ±16 dB
  • Type: FET VCA with RMS-based control
  • Threshold (Variable): -25 dBu to +20 dBu
  • Ratio (Fixed): 3:1
  • Attack Time (Variable): Fast (0.5 ms) to Slow (10 ms)
  • Release Time (Variable): Fast (30 ms) to Slow (500 ms)
  • Curve Type: Soft knee
  • Internal supply, standard IEC connector: 100/120/230/240 VAC, 12W
  • Dimensions: 1U rackmount
  • Height: 1.72"(43.7 mm)
  • Depth: 7.69" (195.3 mm)
  • Width: 19"(482.6 mm)
  • Weight: 7 lb. 3 oz. (3.26 kg)

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