Radial X-Amp 500 Reamp

500 Series Reamper

Description

The Radial X-Amp is a 500 series module that lets you take a pre-recorded guitar track and send it back to amplifiers and effects so that you can tailor the sound to suit. The advantages of Reamping® are many: when recording, the guitarist need only concentrate on the performance. Working out specific sounds and optimal mic placement can be done later. This eliminates hours of tiresome repetition while allowing the producer to adjust the character of the track as the production evolves.

  • Active Reamp® designed for 500 series racks
  • 100% discrete class-A electronics for the best tone
  • Transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz
  • Easy access front panel jacks & controls

Professional Reamp

Using the X-Amp is ‘plug and play’ easy to use. The design begins with an XLR balanced line level input located on the 500 series rear panel that feeds the X-Amp. To ensure the very highest fidelity, 100% discrete class-A circuitry is employed. The X-Amp unbalances and buffers the pre-recorded signal where it then feeds two transformer isolated hi-Z guitar level outputs. The ¼” jacks are front-mounted for desk-top convenience and equipped with ground lifts to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. Independent level controls enable you to adjust the drive going to each amp for optimal tone. Should one of the amps be out of phase, depressing the 180º quickly brings both in line.

The X-Amp 500 is an active Re-amp device that interfaces the balanced line-level output from professional recording systems with guitar effects and amplifiers. Two active buffered high impedance outputs with active level controls connect to effect pedals and instrument amplifiers. Each output is transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. Output-2 includes polarity invert for achieving proper phase alignment between two amps. When installed in a Workhorse 500 series rack the user has access to the Omniport connector. The X-Amp’s Omniport is configured as an instrument preamp allowing a guitar to connect and drive the amplifier outputs.

Specifications
Audio circuit type:Class-A discrete, transformer-coupled
Frequency response:20Hz~20kHz (adjusted for guitar signals -5dB@20kHz) w 100K Ω load
Total harmonic distortion:<0.002% @ 0dBu (20Hz~20kHz)
Intermodulation Distortion:<0.04% @ 0dBu input
Input Impedance:XLR: 1.2k Ohms
Output Impedance:XLR: 600 Ohms
Noise:-114dB below 0dBu
Maximum Input:+26dBu
Voltage Gain:XLR to XLR: 0dB ±0.5dB | Omniport to XLR: -3dB ±0.5dB | XLR to 1/4″: -0.6dB ±0.5dB
Data Compression:40mA, ±16VDC
Features
180° polarity reverse, Ground lift, OmniPort
Input Connectors:XLR
Output Connectors:XLR, 1/4″
Extras:OmniPort configured as Hi-Z guitar input
General
Size (L x W x D):Standard 500 series rack format
Shipping weight:1.5lbs (0.7kg)
Conditions:For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty:Radial 3-year, transferable

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