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Avalon U5 1-channel Active Preamp / Direct Box

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Get "To Die For" Onstage Tone!

Plugging your bass or acoustic straight into the board does one thing really well: it sucks out the life from your tone!! And if you've been wise enough to grab a Direct Box to get a balanced signal for your longer cable runs, you've probably figured out that not all DIs are created equal. That's why true tone-lovers keep turning to Avalon's U5. It's a high-voltage DI/preamp for any instrument you want to throw at it - acoustic guitars, bass guitars, keyboards... name it - and it's built by the minds behind plenty of the best studio preamps in the world. All in all, with the Avalon U5 in your arsenal, you'll come to expect smooth, musical detail from your guitar or bass, plus a ton of tonal control. Long story short: this is the pro-quality DI you've been begging for!

Avalon U5 Instrument DI and Preamplifier Features at a Glance:
  • Instrument DI and preamplifier
  • Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
  • Variable gain preamp to +30dB
  • Dual microphone and line outputs
  • Hi-Z3,000,000-ohm input impedance
  • Very low noise -100dB
  • High headroom +30dB
  • Six tone bank selections
  • DC coupled Class A output for superior bass
  • High cut switch eliminates noise
  • LED active signal indicator
  • Headphone monitor output jack
  • Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
  • High level 400 watt speaker input
  • Active to thru selector - ground isolation switch
  • 100% discrete power supplies for audio path
  • Internal toroidal power supply for low noise
  • Long lasting, stainless steel hardware
Avalon U5 1-channel Active Preamp / Direct Box Specs:
Type DI Preamp
Channels 1
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x TS speaker
Outputs 2 x XLR
Height 3.5"
Depth 12"
Width 8.5"
Weight 12 lbs.

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