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Skulpter 500 Is A New Sound Shaping Preamp From Elysia
Hollin Jones on Wed, May 30th | 0 comments
Get better control of your sound at the recording stage with this high-end new addition to Elysia's stable of pro studio hardware - Skulpter 500.

NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end studio processor manufacturer elysia is excited to announce the availability of the skulpter 500 sound shaping preamp — pushing its range of 500 Series hardware into another area of processing.

The skulpter 500 features gain stages based on single resistors controlling a fully-discrete Class-A amplifier capable of complementing any microphone with remarkably true and natural sound. Should additional coloration be required then two variable saturation/filters and an intelligent one-knob compressor are on hand to make voices and instruments sound like a finished record right from the start.

The skulpter 500 also provides a balanced DI input with significant headroom of up to +19 dBu, so just about any signal coming from guitars, basses, synths, and effects will benefit greatly from audiophile-class amplification and versatile processing performance.

Features

• 100% Discrete Class-A Topology

  Pristine audio path and signal processing.

• Audiophile Gain Staging
  Natural and incredibly detailed sound.

• Dual Sound Shaper
  Mojo machine with filters and harmonics.

• Intelligent Onboard Dynamics
  Smart controlled musical compression.

• Variable Low Cut Filter
 
  Flexible low frequency clean up.

• Balanced DI
  Instrument input with massive headroom.

• Multifunction Meter
  Level, gain, compression and clipping.

• Stepped Controllers
  Exact and repeatable settings.

Sound Shaping

With ample gain range starting at only 3 dB and extending up to 65 dB of amplification, the skulpter 500 forgoes the technical need for a pad circuit completely. Another standout feature of the preamp is its DC-coupled input stage without a single coupling capacitor influencing the original signal. Saying that, all stages — including the preamp, compressor, sound shaper, and the variable low-cut filter — are realized in discrete Class-A topologies.

“We believe the skulpter 500 is far more than just another preamp,” pronounces elysia CEO Dominik Klassen, concluding: “With all the amazing features in such a small form factor, it’s more a complete recording solution — everything you’ll ever need in front of your DAW.”

The skulpter 500 is made in Germany, exclusively using top-quality components, gold-plated PCBs, a rugged 4mm aluminum front panel and solid aluminum knobs. It is available from any elysia dealer for $879.00 MAP ($949.00 MSRP), or 589 € net (plus VAT where applicable), and is shipping right now.

Web: https://www.elysia.com/hardware/skulpter-500/introduction/

Learn more about recording and sound shaping in the Ask.Audio Academy: https://ask.audio/academy?nleloc=new-releases

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