The Empirical Labs EL500 500 Series Rack is comprised of an extremely quiet power supply, clean mounting, and both XLR and phone rear panel ins/outs that allow for precise interfacing with almost any external gear.
Additionally, there’s even a 1/4” instrument preamp/direct box present on the front panel that automatically switches the left 500’s input to the front jack whenever something is connected.
Finally, the EL500 contains switches for activating 48v Phantom Power and linking the compressors.
EL500 500 Series Rack Features
Super quiet +/- 16-volt supplies—perhaps the quietest available
More than 280mA available on both supplies
48V phantom power supply; 35mA of current
Built-in, front-panel INST IN for high-impedance inputs—a DI box built right in!
“INST IN” THD is less than 0.0006%
Auto-Sense on INST IN jack
XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs: a total of 9 input and output connectors.
Front-panel link switch for stereo-linking dynamic devices such as compressors/limiters/gates
Power Consumption: 14W (max.); 9W typical with modules installed