Nettetal, Germany (June 12, 2018)—Studio processor manufacturer Elysia has debuted its new Skulpter 500 preamp.
According to the company, the Skulpter 500 features gain stages based on single resistors controlling a fully-discrete Class-A amplifier. A pair of variable saturation/filters and an intelligent one-knob compressor are on-hand to help provide additional coloration
The Skulpter 500 provides a balanced DI input with headroom of up to +19 dBu. Its gain range reportedly starts 3 dB, extending up to 65 dB; as a result, the unit does not include a pad circuit. The preamp offers a DC-coupled input stage without a coupling capacitor influencing the original signal.
Built in Germany, the unit is constructed with gold-plated PCBs, a 4 mm aluminum front panel and solid aluminum knobs. Currently shipping, the Skulpter has a MSRP of $949.00.
Elysia • www.elysia.com