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*SOLD*Avalon U5 DI/Preamp
£300

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I've seen something I really want, so have decided to put my amps on sale.
This sale is for the superb [url="http://www.avalondesign.com/instrudi.html"]Avalon U5[/url]. I bought this as I recorded through one and fell in love with the tone.

It is commonly used as high end DI in recording studios, but I've been using it as a preamp/DI connected to a power amp for an amazing bass rig.

It comes in a Peli Case 1450 case - a thing of beauty in itself, it is shockproof, waterproof, and even equalises pressure on aircraft. It fits the U5 perfectly. These cost around £90


From the website:

[b]SONIC EXCELLENCE[/b]
The Avalon U5 Pure Class A instrument DI & preamplifier is the most powerful direct box available today. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity and musical performance, the U5 includes many features and sonic excellence unequaled by lesser designs. The U5 is ideal for bass guitar and acoustic instruments, electric guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and low output pickups.
Features include state-of-the-art, high input impedance input stage for zero load effect on sensitive pickups and keyboards, 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers, practical user features and rugged hardware designed to deliver true high performance audio for many years.
[b]DESIGNED FOR DEEP & CONTROLLED BASS[/b]
Avalon U5 DI-preamps have been in use around the world since 1995. They have found their way into the world's leading musicians rigs and recording sessions and been featured on thousands of the best selling (and sounding) albums and live performances.
[b]MINIMUM SIGNAL PATH DESIGN[/b]
The U5 includes a variable gain Class A preamplifier to boost low level pickup signals and a high level speaker input for capturing the live sound of the instruments amplifier. Six passive tone-EQ curves are also included to enhance a variety of acoustic and electric instruments. A high-cut switch eliminates unwanted acoustic pickup and high frequency noise, while a headphone monitor amp has been included for personal listening. Twin DC coupled Class A output amplifiers drive both low level microphone preamp inputs and high level +4dB inputs for direct to tape recording or processing. The active-to-thru switch selects either the instrument input directly or sends the boosted-equalized signal to the amplifier via the front panel jack. A ground isolation switch eliminates any possible earth loop or AC buzz problems with complete safety.

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[left][b]U5 SPECIFICATIONS [/b][/left]
[b]Circuit [/b] [b]Topology:[/b] 100% discrete, high-voltage Class A [b]Gain:[/b] Switched 3dB steps, maximum gain +30dB [b]Input Impedance:[/b] 3 ,000,000 ohm unbalanced (single ended) [b]Maximum Input Level[/b] +24dBu unbalanced, 400w speaker input [b]Output Connectors (2):[/b] XLR type, pin 2 hot electronic balanced [b]Maximum Output Level (Class A):[/b] +30dBu DC coupled, balanced 600 ohms (mic and line out) [b]Headphone Output:[/b] 0.5w into 600 ohms [b]Noise 20kHz Unweighted:[/b] -100dBu minimum gain position [b]Distortion THD, IMD:[/b] 0.1% at +10dB [b]Frequency Response, -/+0.5dB:[/b] 5Hz to 100kHz [b]Frequency Response, -3dB:[/b] 1Hz to 500kHz (input band limited) [b]High Cut Filter:[/b] -3dB at 8kHz minimum phase design [b]Tone Selector[/b][b]:[/b] Six position rotary switch, all passive filters [b]AC Power:[/b] Internal toroidal AC supply [b]Dimensions:[/b] 8.5 x 3.5 x 12 in (216 x 88 x 305mm) [b]Weight-Packed:[/b] 12lbs (5.4kg)







[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/169000-roland-rock/"]My feedback[/url]

I'm based in Nottingham, and you are welcome to collect. Otherwise it'll be safe as houses in its case with a courier (£10)

Straight sale only so no trade offers please.

See also my Crest CA9 power amp for sale. If you want the pair for an incredible tone/headroom rig I'll do you a deal

Edited by Roland Rock

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Bump for a high end DI/Pre.


Peli cases are water proof, shock proof, shatter proof and equalise pressure when in a plane. Theoretically, you could drop this from a plane, it would land in the ocean, drift for months and wash up on an island. Open her up, plug in and you're good to go.

Edited by Roland Rock

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[quote name='marcus bell' timestamp='1454839099' post='2973323']
Pm'd
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Soz Marcus, was a bit woozy last night when I got your message. Will reply after I've had a coffee

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[quote name='albinokiller' timestamp='1454843563' post='2973368']
I also PM'd two days ago :D
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Sorry, forgot about your latest offer. Will reply now

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