, a leader in audio enhancement technology for more than 35 years, is now shipping its new 500 Series
The 500 Series now includes six models: J PRE 500 Mic Pre
; EQF 500 Parametric Equalizer
; DUAL RPA 500 Mic Pre
; A PRE 500 Mic Pre
; the COMP 500 Optical Compressor
; and the acclaimed, previously unveiled EXBB 500 Aural Exciter
module. All benefit from the portable and convenient 500 Series format and legendary Aphex sound.
The J PRE 500
mic pre is inspired by the flagship Aphex 1788A
remote controlled preamp. They both have the same Jensen JT11K8
nickel input Transformer
and Aphex patented Mic Limiter
technology. Designed to provide no-compromise audio quality in the convenient 500 series format, the J PRE 500 also features a Jensen JT-11DL
nickel output-balancing transformer.
The EQF 500
reissue is a modern take on the classic Aphex EQF-2 500
series three-band equalizer, originally introduced in the 1980s. With a Jensen output balancing transformer and 25Hz to 20kHz operation, the EQF 500 is extremely versatile and will make any program material shine while being punchy and quiet.
The DUAL RPA 500
mic pre is a two-channel solid state/tube hybrid preamp. The solid-state front end provides a fast transient response while the tube back end provides warmth and punch. The DUAL RPA 500 also has the Aphex patented Mic Limiter
technology for "no second take" recording.
The A PRE 500
mic pre is inspired by the popular Aphex 188
eight-channel preamp. However, the A PRE uses a custom-designed CineMag
input transformer and a Jensen JT-11DL
nickel output balancing transformer. The A PRE 500 is extremely clear sounding yet musical.
The new COMP 500
module is an optical compressor. It features an electronically balanced input and uses a Jensen JT-11DL
nickel output balancing transformer. The optocoupler was specified to be as fast as possible and, is produced exclusively for Aphex. The module features stereo linking, and provides all the transparency of an optical compressor with the flexibility to get aggressive compression when needed.
The EXBB 500
is a mono, 500 Series module version of the popular Aphex Aural Exciter
and Optical Big Bottom
processors. Each processor has a dedicated, lighted enable button.
"The expansion of our 500 Series with these five new modules further illustrates Aphex's commitment to providing a comprehensive range of signal processors,
" stated Rick McClendon
, Aphex's General Manager. "The addition of three new mic pre's, a parametric EQ and an optical compressor, which join our highly successful EXBB 500 Aural Exciter/Big Bottom module, offers audio professionals a wider palette of processing options.
Aphex CEO David Wiener
was excited to add, "Remember that our Aphex technologies and products have been used by major artists, engineers and producers through popular music history, from Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd, to today's Grammys, Oscars, and the upcoming Soul Train Awards. Aphex has had a huge impact and now, with our new 500 Series, we're making these powerful tools available to pros and the new talent coming into the audio and entertainment industry. It's really exciting to see our tech become small, portable and accessible to everyone.
J PRE 500 - $749 U.S. MSRP
EQF 500 - $629 U.S. MSRP
DUAL RPA 500 - $999 U.S. MSRP
A PRE 500 - $699 U.S. MSRP
COMP 500 - $629 U.S. MSRP
EXBB 500 - $299 U.S. MSRP
For more information please visit Aphex.com.