The A-Designs “EM Series” is a twist on the P-1. Each color has its
sound. This was accomplished by using different custom wound output and
The EM-Silver has a custom wound steel output transformer which
translates into a darker sound than the P-1, EM-Red, and EM-Blue. The
EM-Silver is a very good match with Ribbon Microphones. This is a good
combination due to the fact that steel transformers were widely used in
the early days of recording and broadcast along with ribbon microphones.
It depends on which ribbon you have or use which will determine the
sound, color and flavor you will receive. With today’s influx of ribbon
microphones there is a wide choice of character range available for you
to determine which tone you are looking for or need.
Another feature of the EM-Silver is a “DI” (direct inject) for use
with electric instruments. This is a great pre for bass guitar and
keyboards. Also, you may like to try the EM-Silver (depending on
microphone) for your kick when recording drums! This is a very
versatile tool for any recording situation.
All the A-Designs Audio 500 Series Pres feature
48v Phantom Power. With all the new condenser microphones on the
market in a very wide price range, the engineer or musician now has
limitless possibilities to choose from in their endless search for
their “perfect sound.”
As with all the 500 Series Pres, there is a -20dB Pad Switch. So, to
get down and dirty with an electric guitar you
will want to pad your input and crank the gain for a slight growl.
- -20dB Pad Switch
- Phase Switch
- 48v Phantom power
- Cast aluminum knob
- Thumb Screws for easy installation and removal
- Solid construction
- Custom Wound Transformers (input and output)
- Original Design (no CLONES)
- Red LED indicator for Phantom power