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Alice 503 - 500-Series Mic Pre with Limiter

£345.60 inc. vat
£288.00 ex. vat
SKU SALI503
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Alice 503 - 500-Series Mic Pre with Limiter

The Alice 503 is a microphone pre-amp and limiter in a 500 series format. The circuitry of the pre-amp is designed to get full warmth from any professional microphone whilst also achieving that 'fairy dust sound'.

Both microphone and line level inputs maintain excellent overload margins as well as extreme low noise performance. The audio gain in the system is shared across four low-noise amplifier stages to handle the most difficult of sounds.

The limiter/compressor is a classic Ted Fletcher design from 1979 when it was first introduced into the Alice 828 portable mixer and is known to have gained admiration and is used by top artists and major studios just for the sound of the limiter!

Technical Specification

  • Mic input: 20Hz to 20KHz – precision balanced +0, -1dB
  • Line input: 10KHz
  • Relative input noise: -128.6dB
  • Harmonic distortion: (@ 0dB output 1KHz) 2nd order 0.005%, 3rd order 0.03dB
  • Maximum mic gain: 77dB
  • Maximum input level: approx -10dBu
  • Maximum output level: +22dBu
  • High pass filter: 6dB/8ve 3dB down at 75Hz
  • Limiter: soft knee with approx 12:1 ratio
  • Switchable phantom power: In/out
  • Switchable mic/line: In/Out
  • Switchable limiter: In/Out