MIDAS 502 Microphone Preamplifier 500 Series

$1799

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MIDAS 502

The MIDAS 502 Microphone Preamplifier provides the ideal solution for users seeking the legendary MIDAS sound in a modular format that boasts upgraded, premium-quality performance. Additionally, the 502 module utilises the same swept low and high pass filters found in the iconic XL4 Live Performance Mixing Console.

Award-Winning Mic Preamp

The MIDAS Microphone Preamplifier is considered by leading live sound and recording engineers as the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. Decades of design experience paired with premium-grade components is the foundation of that acclaimed warmth and depth, which brings out subtle ambience, maintains spatial positioning, and more effectively captures a precise sound image. That warm and organic MIDAS sound has been heard by millions of concert goers – and recorded for posterity on countless live albums. The award-winning mic preamplifier in the 502 module has even been upgraded via the implementation of four discrete ultra low noise input transistors for even more transparent and ultra low noise performance.

Sweet Forgiveness

Over the years, many mix engineers have found this robust and overload-tolerant preamp design takes on a whole new dimension when driven hard. The 502 module’s input stage allows up to +24 dBu signal levels with no pad requirement, while featuring the much loved soft clipping characteristic that provides crystal-clear audiophile reproduction with just the right amount of harmonics.

Classic MIDAS XL4 Filters

Our XL4 mixers are legendary for their uncompromising sonic characteristics, impressive versatility, and ease of use. The 502 mic preamp honours that legacy by bringing back the low and high pass filters that helped make the XL4 so popular. The low pass filter control adjusts the filter frequency from 1 kHz to 40 kHz, while the high pass filter control adjusts from 10 Hz to 400 Hz (both -3 dB points).

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MIDAS 502

The MIDAS 502 Microphone Preamplifier provides the ideal solution for users seeking the legendary MIDAS sound in a modular format that boasts upgraded, premium-quality performance. Additionally, the 502 module utilises the same swept low and high pass filters found in the iconic XL4 Live Performance Mixing Console.

Award-Winning Mic Preamp

The MIDAS Microphone Preamplifier is considered by leading live sound and recording engineers as the very essence of the famous MIDAS sound. Decades of design experience paired with premium-grade components is the foundation of that acclaimed warmth and depth, which brings out subtle ambience, maintains spatial positioning, and more effectively captures a precise sound image. That warm and organic MIDAS sound has been heard by millions of concert goers – and recorded for posterity on countless live albums. The award-winning mic preamplifier in the 502 module has even been upgraded via the implementation of four discrete ultra low noise input transistors for even more transparent and ultra low noise performance.

Sweet Forgiveness

Over the years, many mix engineers have found this robust and overload-tolerant preamp design takes on a whole new dimension when driven hard. The 502 module’s input stage allows up to +24 dBu signal levels with no pad requirement, while featuring the much loved soft clipping characteristic that provides crystal-clear audiophile reproduction with just the right amount of harmonics.

Classic MIDAS XL4 Filters

Our XL4 mixers are legendary for their uncompromising sonic characteristics, impressive versatility, and ease of use. The 502 mic preamp honours that legacy by bringing back the low and high pass filters that helped make the XL4 so popular. The low pass filter control adjusts the filter frequency from 1 kHz to 40 kHz, while the high pass filter control adjusts from 10 Hz to 400 Hz (both -3 dB points).

  • High performance, compact 500 Series premium MIDAS microphone/line preamplifier
  • Award-winning MIDAS amp has been enhanced with quad discrete ultra low noise input transistors
  • Legendary MIDAS input allows up to +24 dBu signal levels with no pad while featuring the much loved soft clipping characteristic
  • Classic MIDAS XL4 swept low and high pass filters with independent selection switches
  • Switchable electronic or discrete transistor driven transformer balanced output for sonic flexibility
  • Unique twin precision 11 segment LED circular input and output level metering
  • High accuracy rotary switch gain control with 60 dB range in 5 dB steps
  • Output gain trim with ±20 dB range controls input and output stage colouration
  • Total gain range is an amazing -20 dB to +80 dB easily accommodating low output mics
  • Large gain trim knobs provide precise control of input and output gains
  • Illuminated switches for filters, +48V, polarity reverse and electronic/transformer output select
  • Power up mute relays prevent switch on thumps
  • Premium quality components throughout for a crystal-clear audiophile signal path
  • 10-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

Preamp Type: Solid State

Number of Channels: 1

Phantom Power: Yes

EQ: Low pass, High pass (adjustable)

Features: TX discrete transistor switch

Module Slot Size: Single

Power Usage: ±16V DC, 100mA

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