Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules
Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules

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New from Phoenix Audio, the Tilt Tone Channel/500 features a balanced line-level signal processor with the Class A discrete buffer amp of the company's world-renowned Nicerizer summing mixer. Plus, it has a mono channel with the same Class A discrete 10-megohm input found in the Nice DI. Finally, it’s equipped with a unique Tilt EQ, whose three positions cover low frequencies at 160 Hz, mid frequencies at 800 Hz, and high frequencies at 1.6 kHz. Along with 10-position LED metering that accurately represents the output level, there’s a dark/bright control that allows you to tilt the EQ to darken or brighten your mix.

Note: This drop is limited to 15 units. The base price is for the Phoenix Audio Tilt TC/500 tilt EQ module. At checkout, you can upgrade to the DRS-1R-500 mic preamp module (+ $85), the DRS-EQ-500 EQ module (+ $145), or the N90-DRC-500 compressor module (+ $170).

Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules
Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules
Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules
Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules

Upgrade Option: DRS-1R-500

The DRS-1R-500 is a mono preamp and DI for the API 500 series. It was designed to be identical in terms of features and sound to the popular DRS-1, but in a new format. Thanks to its built-in power supply, it runs at 24V while maintaining the very low current use required for the API format, and is well within its API VPR limits.

Upgrade Option: DRS-EQ-500

The DRS-EQ-500 is a mono four-band EQ for the API 500 series. It was designed to be identical in terms of features and sound to other products in the Phoenix range, with the same Gyrator EQ circuit found in the DRS-Q4M mk2, but in a new format. This EQ circuit is ideal for crafting vocals, drums, or instruments, and can also be used on a mix bus. The DRS-EQ-500 has an overall output level with 15 dB of additional gain, allowing the output fader to be used to drive the output stage and transformer to color and saturate your sound—even when the EQ is in bypass.

Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules

Upgrade Option: N90-DRC-500

The N90-DRC-500, also known as the David Rees compressor, is an API 500 series-compatible compressor and gate. It’s designed around a VCA control with a Class A discrete input and a Class A transformer balanced output. It’s intended to be driven “by ear,” and is musical and smooth with a wide-ranging effect.

Phoenix Audio 500 Series Modules

Sound on Sound: DRS-1R-500 & DRS-EQ-500 Demo

Grammy Winner Neil Citron Demos DRS-EQ-500 & N90-DRC-500

Model Options

Phoenix Audio Tilt Tone Channel/500
DRS-1R-500 (+ $85)
DRS-EQ-500 (+ $145)
N90-DRC-500 (+ $170)

Specs

Phoenix Audio Tilt Tone Channel/500

  • Class A stereo DI output specs
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Maximum output: +26 dBu at 1 kHz
  • Noise: 90 dB at 22 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Class A discrete, truly balanced, transformerless input stage
  • Inputs: ¼ in (0.6 cm) jack (TS) input and through input on the front panel
  • Transformer-isolated balanced output (XLR) on the rear panel
  • Tilt EQ with 3 fixed filt positions: 160 Hz, 800 Hz, and 1.6 kHz
  • Dark/bright tone control
  • 10-position LED output metering
  • Output level control

Phoenix Audio DRS-1R-500

  • Class A (DSOP2) output specs
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Maximum output: +26 dBu at 1 kHz
  • Noise: -90dB at 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Output connections: XLRs on rear panel of API rack
  • Class A discrete, truly balanced, transformerless input stage
  • Custom-wound output transformer
  • Microphone input: XLRs on rear panel of API rack
  • Gain range (mic input): -30 to -70 in 5 dB steps with 10 dB more available on output fader
  • Gain reduction: -30 dB push-button mic/line switch (mic input)
  • High input impedance DI: Mono ¼ in (0.6 cm) jack on front panel
  • Gain meter: LED metering (Green: -2 dBu, +4 dBu, 0 dBu; yellow: +13 dBu; red: +16 dBu)
  • Phantom power: Switchable phantom on push-button switch
  • High pass filter on push-button switch; 120Hz, 6dB per octave
  • Phase reverse on push-button switch
  • Mute on push-button switch
  • Frequency response, mic input stage: -0.4 dB at 40 Hz, -0.3 dB at 25 kHz
  • Frequency response, DI input stage: -0.3 dB at 40 Hz, -0.5 dB at 25 kHz
  • Typical headroom: +24 dB on mic-pre stage
  • DI stage gain: Maximum of 20 dB

Phoenix Audio DRS-EQ-500

  • Class A (DSOP-2) output specs
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Maximum output level: +26 dBu at 1 kHz
  • Noise: -90 dB at 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Unique Class A, buffer DSblip stage
  • Input level range: -10 dBu – +10 dBu
  • Self-contained on-board “boost” PSU
  • Gain meter: LED metering (Green: -2 dBu, +4 dBu, +10 dBu; yellow: +13 dBu; red: +16 dBu)
  • High pass filter: Roll-off starts at 80 Hz at 12 dB per octave
  • Gyratory-based EQ frequency centers (4 bands): High: 15K, 10K; high-mid: 6K, 3K, 1K6; low-mid: 800 Hz, 400 Hz, 200 Hz; low: 130 Hz, 80 Hz, 40 Hz
  • EQ cut/boost levels: 16 dB cut/boost per band, all EQ bands are stepped/detented to 21 positions for easy recall & stereo operations for mastering or the mix bus.

Phoenix Audio N90-DRC/500

  • Class A (DSOP2) output specs
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • Maximum output gain: +15 dBu at 1 kHz
  • Noise: -90 dB at 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Maximum output from unit: +26 dB
  • Input connections: XLR input on rear of API compatible rack
  • Unique Class A, transformerless, true electronically balanced buffer amp input stage

Compressor section rotary controls:

  • Threshold settings: from +10 to -30 dB
  • Ratio settings: from 2 to 8
  • Release settings: Release time of 0.1 secs to 3 secs

Compressor section switches:

  • Bypass engages or bypasses compressor section
  • Fast or slow attack times (1ms for fast or 15ms for slow or auto attack)
  • Auto release of compression

Gate section rotary controls:

  • Threshold settings: from 0 to -40 dB
  • Range settings: from 40 to 10
  • Release settings: release time of 0.1 secs to 2 secs

Gate section switches:

  • Ability to link multiple modules (up to 8)
  • External input for gate section (connector is a TT Bantam)
  • Switches the gate in and out
  • Compression meter: LED metering (Green: -3 dBu, -6 dBu, -10 dBu, -14 dBu; red: -20 dBu and doubles as the “gate active” LED)
  • Typical max headroom: +26 dB on output stage

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is July 21, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.