Sonic State Studio / Outboard /
 Avalon Design Avalon U5 (Ultra Five) At a Glance  
Picture needed
arrowReleased:  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: Not Reviewedarrow Add review:  (0)
arrow Outboard LinksarrowSubmit a link
Aaron writes:
The U5 high-voltage DI-preamp combines a unique passive tone selector with a variable gain preamp and filter. The high input impedance accepts a wide variety of signal levels and instruments from acoustic guitars to high-output active bass guitars and keyboards. The U5 direct box is loaded with sonic character and user features professionals demand.

Pure Class A, 100% discrete design

Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence

Variable gain preamp to +30dB.

Dual microphone and line outputs

Hi-Z 3,000,000 ohm input impedance

Very low noise -100dB

High headroom +30dB

Six tone bank selections.

DC coupled Class A output for superior bass

High cut switch eliminates noise

LED active signal indicator

Headphone monitor output jack

Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD

High level 400 watt speaker input

Active to thru selector - ground isolation switch

100% discrete power supplies for audio path

Internal toroidal power supply for low noise

Long lasting, stainless steel hardware

Good Points
If you're recording a guitar, or bass this baby is unbelievable sounding. Many pro bassist, and guitarist use this unit, and many more engineers have this in their rack. It's simply the best active DI you can get.
Bad Points
Price. This unit is very costly and it's price isn't very friendly to the hobbyist. If you can afford it though your ears will love you for many years to come.

 Avalon Design Avalon U5 (Ultra Five) Specifications:

Digital IOs:

 Avalon U5 (Ultra Five) Links

Try the Outboard links page for more..