PreQ500 500 Series Preamplifier

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PreQ500 500 Series Preamplifier


A 500 Series Mic Pre - Joemeek Style

The Joemeek preQ 500 500 Series Mic Preamp does it all. Designed and crafted in the same spirit as Joemeek's acclaimed rack gear, the preQ 500 gives you everything you need in a mic pre. You get 60dB of clean gain, plus essential features like 48V phantom power, a 20dB pad, and phase reversal. But here's where it gets interesting: in their wisdom, Joemeek figured you might need an optical de-esser, a variable hipass filter, and a front-panel high-impedance instrument input. Quite right. A high-quality US-made Cinemag transformer adds to the Joemeek preQ 500's unique sound.


  • The vibrantly transparent sound of Joemeek's renowned mic preamps in a 500 Series module
  • Optical de-esser lets you control sibilance
  • Variable highpass filter lets you roll off rumble and other unwanted low frequencies
  • Instrument DI adds flexibility to your rig
  • US-made Cinemag transformer adds to the Joemeek preQ 500's unique sound

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  • Input Impedances: Mic - 1.2kohm; Instrument - 2.2Mohm
  • Common Mode Rejection: 70dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -127.5 dbU (unweighted, 150ohm source)
  • Distortion: 0.001% (+4dBu output, 1kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 70kHz
  • Microphone Overall Gain: 25dB to 65dB (variable)
  • Instrument Overall Gain: 5dB to 45dB (variable)
  • Pad: 25dB Attenuation
  • Maximum Input Before Clipping: Mic: +4dBu (+24dB with Pad)
  • Max Output Before Clipping: +28dBu (10kohm load)
  • High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut, below 20Hz to 200Hz (variable)
  • Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (electronically balanced)
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Output Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
  • PPM Meter: 8-segment LED bargraph
  • Current Requirement: 130mA (maximum) per rail
  • Size and Weight: Standard 500 Series, 0.65 kilos
  • Compliance: VPI Alliance, WHOS-Doc

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