imgNew York, NY (December 9, 2013)—Radial Engineering has released its 500 Series PreComp, a single-wide module, designed to fit the 500 series rack format.

The design features a preamp equipped with Radial's Accustate gain control that simultaneously sets the output and sensitivity to maximize signal-to-noise at all levels. A full-feature compressor follows with adjustable threshold, compression ratio and make-up gain control that automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard-knee as compression increases. A slow-fast switch lets users set the PreComp for either percussion instruments or smoother tracks such as vocals.

Once connected to a 500 series power rack, I/O connections automatically route to the XLRs for balanced operation. Other features include 180° polarity reverse for phase matching two microphones, a high pass filter to eliminate unwanted resonance, 48V phantom power for condenser mics and an IN/OUT switch that lets users compare the original uncompressed signal with the processed result.