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AwTAC Awesome Channel Amplifier | 500-Series Channel Strip
AwTAC Awesome Channel Amplifier | 500-Series Channel Strip

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AwTAC Awesome Channel Amplifier

  • Double-wide 500-series module
  • Mic preamplifier & DI
  • Line-level amplifier
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Can be used as a mixer with multiple modules

When you call two and a half years of development on a product "Awesome Channel Amplifier", it had better be just that. It is. And we invite all debunkers. The AwTAC Awesome Channel Amplifier has an LCR passive mix buss (left center- right selectable just like most consoles had up to the late 60's, no pan pot) in the unit. Since it is a double wide module, AwTAC were able to use the extra set of I/O jacks for a mix buss. With a standard XLR cable, you can connect one Awesome into another and *POW* now you have a mixer. Just like that. The buss level, just like the paradigm of all lust worthy classic consoles with a passive buss, is conveniently set at mic level. After you've chained all your Awesomes together, AwTAC has devised a special (awesome if you will) breakout cable that plugs into the standard XLR jack and delivers the left and right buss to the mic pres of your choice. This obviously sets you up for a myriad of tonal choices when both tracking with multiple mics mixed to a mono source (there are still *some* people that track guitars like this, right?) and mixing your stems (or tracks) from your DAW.

The mixing functionality is designed to work with all (every) 500 rack currently on the market. If it has a male and female XLR, you can use that rack to build a mixer out of Awesomes. Please inquire if you have a rack with TT jacks and we'll come up with an easy solution for you. So yeah, its a mixer. And an amazingly good sounding one at that.

AwTAC's mission is to provide the elements to make a fully functional mixing system out of your 500 racks. Awesome Console. It's happening, check it. What AwTAC did with the Awesome Channel Amp is build exactly that: everything your signal would have encountered in line in the typical console design from around 1970. When you plug a microphone or line level signal into this unit, with the unit engaged, that signal passes through 6 (that's SIX) amplifier stages, two transformers and an inductor. Each amplifier stage is carefully tuned to be complimentary to the amp before and after it. AwTAC carefully tuned this unit so that whatever you put into it comes out bigger, rounder and better. It's not just a mic pre and an EQ thrown into a box with a label put on it. It's the result of carefully building a system that works in a complimentary fashion to make a really big, really good sound- just like every good mixing console should. When you hear a pair in stereo, you'll see.

The Awesome Channel Amplifier is made with discrete transistor through hole topology, just like they built them in 1970, by hand, with passion, because it just sounds good. There are no chips, ICs or any surface mount parts in this box. No expense was spared with the switching in this box. Every single switch and connector contact is gold plated for maximum life and conductivity. This no compromise, high quality approach to connectivity is comprised of: Grayhill Rotary Switches with gold plated contacts, Neutrik gold plated jacks, sealed relays with gold plated contacts, pin headers with gold plated contacts, and gold plated toggle switches. The printed circuit board itself, which carries audio in and out of the Awesome Channel Amplifier has gold plated contacts on its card edge contacts.

For more information on this or any other AwTAC product, visit www.awtac.com

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