Cartec Audio Pre-Q5 500-series Preamp and EQ


Cartec Audio Pre-Q5 500-series Preamp and EQ

SKU: FE-Q5 Categories: , , ,




The Pre-Q5 started it’s life as a solid state version of our EQP-1A, and developed into the first 500 series preamp of its kind to feature passive EQ. By adding another of our discrete op-amps and a custom input transformer, we turned a smooth equaliser into a beast with 65dB of gain and a hugely variable range of character. This preamp allows you to make creative decisions to suit whatever it is you’re tracking. Wish that vocal had a little more body and an airy top end? No problem. Need a drum sound that works those transformers hard, but still have a useable output level? Can do.


Up to 65dB of gain in 5dB steps.
Switchable line level input for use as a standalone equaliser and ‘colour box’.
A stepped attenuator for repeatable matching, and allowing saturation of the transformer.
Low and High frequency shelving bands with three switchable frequencies each.
Custom input and output transformer.
Two of our own discrete op-amps.


Switchable 48v phantom power.
Low frequency shelving options at 30hz, 60hz, and 100hz.
High frequency shelving options at 8khz, 12khz, and 16khz.
Output (post transformer) attenuation at -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -10, -15, -20, and infinity.

Weight 2 lbs


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