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Electrodyne Debuts 500 Series Products

Represent the first results of a joint venture between Orphan Audio and Pete’s Place Audio.

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$895 and $1,050 (501 preamp and 511 EQ, respectively)

Pete’s Place Audio |

Two companies have teamed up to launch the Electrodyne 501 preamp and the 511 EQ. Offered in the 500 Series module format, these two new products represent the first results of a joint venture between Orphan Audio, owner of the Electrodyne name and its intellectual property, and Pete’s Place Audio, which will manufacture, market and sell the products.

The Electrodyne 501 (pictured) is a two-stage, discrete transistor, transformer-coupled preamp with active DI based primarily on the modules found in the 1608 console. Each amp stage uses detailed Electrodyne factory engineering notes and select components identical to the originals.

The 511 is a two-band, discrete transistor, reciprocal, active inductor-based equalizer using late-’60s/early-’70s design technology. As with the 501, the 511’s custom inductors and output transformer are made by Electrodyne’s original provider to strict factory tolerances as small as 2 percent.